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Comment Re:Loss of control (Score 4, Informative) 253

I don't understand why a potential advertiser would not want to promote their product in front of any audience.

It's not that the advertisers care who watches their adverts; the more the merrier no doubt. The issue here is that the producers of unsavoury content are being supported by income provided by the advertisers.

Comment Another perspective... (Score 1, Insightful) 299

Photographer refuses request to assist police but gives them cause to worry that he'll hide or destroy evidence in the process. Cops get warrant. Photographers' union tells him to stop being an idiot. Photographer posts his version of the story on Slashdot because that'll really teach the cops a lesson and show them whose boss...

Comment Re:Are two hashes better than one? (Score 3, Informative) 143

I think the idea was that one finds an MD5 collision for document A by adding a block of data B to the end of it creating a new documents C. The SHA hash of document C, SHA(C) will not, in general, match SHA(A).

FInding B such that both MD5(C)==MD5(A) and SHA(C) ==SAH(A) is still unfeasible.

Comment Re:Look to history (Score 1) 296

"Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these infections." https://www.cdc.gov/drugresist... "Antibiotic-resistant infections can happen anywhere. Data show that most happen in the general community; however, most deaths related to antibiotic resistance happen in inpatient healthcare settings, such as hospitals and nursing homes" https://www.cdc.gov/drugresist...

Comment Look to history (Score 5, Insightful) 296

Time to start remembering how infection was controlled in the 30s and 40s before antibiotics came along. People from that generation were really keen on (a) quarantining, (b) keeping hospitals spotless and (c) cleaning even the smallest wound with iodine in alcohol. I still recall the stinging pain.

Comment Re:Data protection. (Score 2) 18

The fines are quite large, up to 500 000 UKP at the moment but there aren't many of them issued in a given year.

On the horizon, however, is this:

http://data.consilium.europa.e...

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force in 2018 with maximum fines of the larger of 20 million euros or 4% of global turnover.

No one knows how this will affect a post-Brexit UK, but if you do business in the EU it's not too soon to get your house in order.

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