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Comment Re:The answer to malvertising (Score 1) 109

It doesn't work because they use the "common carrier" defense, as there is no law making them responsible. That is why we need such a law, so that they cannot wash their hands of this and pass the buck to anonymous criminals outside the reach of countries with effective legal systems.

Comment The answer to malvertising (Score 5, Insightful) 109

Make sites responsible for the ads they carry. The address networks (Google and whoever is left that they haven't bought yet) will then be forced by the customers with enough power to start taking responsibility, which will incentivise them to do more about the problem. As long as we allow companies to pass the buck, advertising will remain an opportunity for criminals to exploit.

Comment Published? Where? (Score 1) 38

If this Automotive industry's main group for coordinating policy on information security and "cyber" threats has published anything, where is it? All the website has is an "Executive Summary". All this seems to be is a single consultancy company, whose sole revenue is government consulting, launching a marketing website to gather automotive execs' contact details so they can widen their customer base.

Comment Re:Standard of living (Score 1) 613

In the UK it is most definitely up. Apart from 2011 and 2016, the average increase in rail fares has been above inflation, but the way the average is calculated puts undue weight on off-peak fares, which are often held static while peak commuting fares have been skyrocketing. Taxes on fuel have also pushed up petrol and diesel prices compared with the market fluctuation of raw oil.

Comment Re:Ok but... (Score 2) 124

The Queen's Chain is largely a myth [nzherald.co.nz].

This is the propaganda put out there by the politicians who got us into this mess. Prior to the mid-late 1980's, there was a defacto Queens Chain on all beaches, lakes and major rivers, even if a historic land title existed on a tiny fraction of that land. After these land titles started being sold to overseas interests, that is when access started being restricted, and the government failed to act then and hid behind this "Queens Chain is a myth" propaganda.

Comment Re:Ok but... (Score 2) 124

The law in NZ has always allowed private ownership of beaches, and other foreshore property, and still does assuming you can convince the current owner to sell it to you.

The law in New Zealand used to recognise the "Queen's chain" as belonging to the people. Private ownership of beaches is a recent thing that came along with the sale of all the profit making government departments to foreign companies.

Comment Re: So what is YOUR plan? (Score 1) 406

Hopefully the desire to usher in the apocalypse is not shared by mainstream Republicans.

I'm having trouble figuring out if you're joking, or you're just unfamiliar with the contents the the book of Revelations. In case of the latter, some of the pre-requisites for the apocalypse are that the Jewish people gain control back over Jerusalem, and then Satan will summon up his armies against Jerusalem which will trigger the second coming.

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