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Comment Re:Filthy Casual!! (Score 1) 264

Right idea - wrong implementation. You need to disappear into the data - be average. Being off the grid means somebody will notice when you do re-enter the system. No noise - then suddenly noise. Buying 100lbs of beef jerky once a month is sure to set off some alarms.

You have to be noise. Gray, average, no polka dots. Drive a boring car, work in middle management.

But have alternate email addresses and different devices to access the information. Don't do it from the same location.

Become the wallpaper !

Comment Re:Whiny Fanboy... but he has a point (Score 1) 260

This is not the first time this happened. I've seen trailers for comedies that are really funny - only to watch the final movie, missing those funny scenes, and the movie is...not funny.

I've also seen trailers that are edited in such a way to make the movie very different in appeal. Early trailers emphasize Action, later ones make it seem more "touchy feely" - and what not.

Years ago, while traveling on business in the LA area, I had the opportunity to be part of a preview audience for a movie starring Harrison Ford (about a Russian nuclear submarine that suffered a meltdown) . After watching the movie we had to fill out a questionnaire. The movie contained every single scene (pre-chopping) - however, I never saw the final movie because I thought it...wasn't his best work.

But the ads for this movie appeared on TV soon after. Build hype etc. In the meantime they processed our feedback and worked to deliver the final cut.

Would I sue for this? nah. The "kid" has a point but will probably result in small text "actual movie may not contain content." Gosh - don't games have this warning?

Submission + - Delta Airlines seeking a "Operations Manager IT - Crisis Management" (greatjob.net)

McGruber writes: Delta Air Lines, grounded around the world after an unexplained computer glitch (https://it.slashdot.org/story/16/08/08/1251252/delta-air-lines-grounded-around-the-world-after-computer-outage), has an opening for an "Operations Manager IT — Crisis Management" (https://delta.greatjob.net/jobs/JobDescRequestAction.action?PSUID=66c3ea1e-88b3-4ad4-b1e6-7b79cec74147) The job responsibilities include "Help to resolve identify, troubleshoot and resolve Crisis Situations within the IT organization; Ensure the availability, performance and operational integrity of the Information Systems and Networks serving the Delta enterprise; and Communicate the business impact and ensure the right resources are available and engaged to quickly resolve any technology issue."

Submission + - Malware Hidden In Digitally Signed Executables Can Bypass AV Protection (helpnetsecurity.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Researchers have shown that it’s possible to hide malicious code in digitally signed executables without invalidating the certificate, and execute this code – all without triggering AV solutions. Tom Nipravsky, from Tel Aviv-based Deep Instinct, presented the results of their research at Black Hat USA 2016, but didn’t release PoC code as it would be too dangerous. To perform a successful attack, Deep Instinct researchers had to create two portable executable (PE) files: a malicious one that will conceal malware within itself, and a benign one that will execute it from memory.

Submission + - Spoofing Boarding Pass QR Codes With Simple App (helpnetsecurity.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Przemek Jaroszewski, the head of Poland’s CERT, says anyone can bypass the security of the automated entrances of airlines’ airport lounges by using a specially crafted mobile app that spoofs boarding pass QR codes. He created one for himself, and successfully tried it out on a number of European airports. Usually, to enter these lounges, travellers need to let the scanner at the entrance scan the QR code on their boarding pass, and the doors open automatically. Jaroszewski created an Android app that creates fake but acceptable QR codes. He says that aside from a valid flight number, the QR code doesn’t have to include correct information (traveller’s name, flight destination, etc.).

Comment Re:Funny yes - but is this a technology problem? (Score 1) 113

Yeah - as the other guy said. Look into Google Voice. I use it (not internationally though). Wifi calling yes - but you can also add phone numbers for it to call - and maybe it can (for a smaller fee) redirect calls to your international SIM phone#.

Somebody used to build a phone that had two SIMs in it. It could operate on a dual phone#. It was long ago so I can't remember who - but you had multiple phone# and could switch between them.

Google Voice operates like a PBX - people call the virtual number and it redirects the call to a list of real phone#. At the very least get your vm in your inbox - transcribed as text too!

I use the free edition here in the USA to simply redirect calls to my landline & cell# (so mom only needs to call one number). And it has terrific spam call filtering. It also lets you spoof your caller-id when making outbound calls so that the virtual# appears (great for calling the bank). I'm an iPhone person - but I hear it has better integration on Android.

Although - the SMS UI sucks. And not all services can SMS to it. As a "chat" app it stinks. But it is one platform for all messaging & calls. Cell phone, web browser, landline. I believe there are business plans - and for making direct calls as Voip you can pay per-minute fees.

Check it out - it might work for you.

Comment Re:Or... (Score 2) 184

There is also science that suggests Low Carb and higher Fat diets are better. Insulin and Insulin resistance seem to be (for some) the primary factors in plaquing and heart disease. BMI is not the leading indicator.

Links to scientific studies (not blog posts - real studies) http://2ketodudes.com/#science

So --- what is the truth? dunno. But it seems this may all be an up and coming topic for researchers to figure out. Keto is 180 from conventional message - but seems to be working for many. Everyone loves a conspiracy: why isn't keto being researched? Because drug companies make money selling drugs? You'd think the bacon industry would be backing this anti-research :-P

Comment Re:What can go wrong (Score 1) 176

I was thinking more like getting run over by this thing. How often are cars exactly in their lane? Or bike riders/pedestrians.

The idea that running rails down roads is better than elevated trains is interesting. Maybe it is cheaper - but sure seems dangerous.

This thing still has to wait in traffic. If a car is trying to change lanes and is stuck waiting to merge the train can't pass over them. I seriously wonder whether this thing will be better in practice.

Submission + - Nigerian Scammers Infect Themselves With Own Malware, Revealing New Fraud Scheme (ieee.org)

Wave723 writes: Nigerian scammers are becoming more sophisticated, moving on from former "spoofing" attacks in which they impersonated an CEO's email from an external account. Now, they've begun to infiltrate employee email accounts to monitor financial transactions and slip in their own routing and account info. A pair of security researchers at SecureWorks recently discovered this practice when a few of the scammers infected their own computers with the malware they were using to defraud others. The researchers estimate this particular ring of criminals earns about US $3 million from the scheme.

Submission + - Older Workers Adapt To New Technology Just Fine, Survey Finds (cio.com)

itwbennett writes: Those older workers in your office, you know, the one ones you think can't handle dealing with new technology? Turns out, they struggle less with technology than their millennial colleagues. A survey by London-based market research firm Ipsos Mori, sponsored by Dropbox, found that older workers are less likely to find using technology in the workplace stressful and experience less trouble working with multiple devices than the younger cohort. The reason for this might lie in all the clunky old technologies older workers have had to master over the decades. Digital Natives don't know how good they've got it.

Submission + - SPAM: Yahoo's anti-abuse AI can hunt out even the most devious online trolls

AmiMoJo writes: Yahoo has created an abuse-detecting algorithm that can accurately identify whether online comments contain hate speech or not. In 90 per cent of test cases Yahoo's algorithm was able to correctly identify that a comment was abusive. The company used a combination of machine learning and crowdsourced abuse detection to create an algorithm that trawled the comment sections of Yahoo News and Finance to sniff out abuse. As part of its project, Yahoo will be releasing the first publicly available curated database of online hate speech. The system could help AIs avoid being tricked into making abusive comments themselves, as Microsoft's Tay twitter bot did earlier this year.

Submission + - Are you liable if you run a public Wi-Fi hotspot? (arstechnica.co.uk)

An anonymous reader writes: If you run a public Wi-Fi service, can you be held responsible if someone uses it to infringe copyright, defame someone or commit a crime? Ars Technica examines the situation under English law on intermediary liability, as well as looking at data protection law and obligations (or not) to store traffic data for law enforcement.

According to Ars, much publicised "guidance" for would-be Wi-Fi operators indicates that an operator would be liable, but the legal experts who spoke to Ars are far less convinced.

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