Government seeks to gag BBC over spy story
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Government seeks to gag BBC over spy story
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Encryption: UK data watchdog criticises government campaign
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More likely there is no comment until the UK government makes the announcement public - rather than responding to 'informed sources'.
BBC is caught between a rock and hard place. Its journalists 'need' to report the story or risk being accused of 'censorship' for not reporting on the rumour/leak/background-briefings when other news organisations are reporting those, but at the same time the BBC board  (10 non-execs and 4 execs) will presumably have been preparing a measured response to publish once the UK government makes the 'official' announcement.
Last time the undersea fibre optic cables (international and local) were broken (2019-2020)  a Kacific  K-band satellite emergency link was installed for and by the Tonga ISP EziNet  and others.
(the 2019 break was caused by a Turkish oil tanker prematurely dropping anchor in a restricted zone )
"DS Venture Ltd (DSV) was the owner of the Duzgit Venture. On 20 January 2019, as the vessel approached the Port of Nuku'alofa, its starboard anchor and chain were prematurely released from their housing. As the anchor and chain were winched back in, they caught and damaged a cable. The cable was one of two undersea communications cables owned by Tonga Cable Ltd (TCL) connecting Nuku'alofa, Ha'apai, and Vava'u with Fiji. As a result of damage to the cable, Tonga was without cable telecommunications for almost three weeks. "
Title had to be trimmed to fit 80-character limit, from "Google's and Facebook's top execs allegedly approved dividing ad market among themselves".
This reports on an amended complaint filed Friday 14th January 2022.
"On Friday, Texas et al. filed a third amended complaint [0 PDF] that fills in more blanks and expands the allegations by 69 more pages. The fortified filing adds additional information about previous revelations and extends the scope of concern to cover in-app advertising in greater detail."
"The third amended complaint explains, "Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer [REDACTED] was explicit that '[t]his is a big deal strategically' in an email thread that included Facebook CEO [REDACTED]. When the economic terms had taken their form, the team sent an email addressed directly to CEO: 'We're nearly ready to sign and need your approval to move forward.' Facebook CEO wanted to meet with COO [REDACTED] and his other executives before making a decision."
Google and Facebook execs allegedly approved dividing ad market among themselves
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Chinese agent infiltrates UK Parliament, says MI5
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WireGuard does not work with LLv6 by design
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Depending on what you mean by "needs a lot of signalling bandwidth" I think that is incorrect.
I recall the early SMS functionality being added to cellular phones after the introduction of 2G in the early 1990s and as I recall, one claim was it monetised the massive amount of spare signalling capacity on the network. In the UK I recall that being said in 1994 by Orange (the first UK 'challenger' network vs 1G incumbents CellNet and Vodafone) when I had a Nokia 2010 handset.
That sounds like how there were two versions of MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger/Windows Live - one for 'personal' and the other for 'enterprise'. Cannot quite recall the exact differentiation now but I do recall many folks having problems with log-in credentials for one not working with the other about 20 years ago!
Same happened with Skype after it was bought by Microsoft, and I seem to recall this is relatively recent. There were (are?) two Skype clients - one for 'personal' (the original Skype) and another for 'enterprise' (rebranded Windows Live for Enterprise possibly?) and not compatible. Again, I recall trying to help confused Windows users figure out why the (incorrect) client wouldn't log-in with certain credentials.
"Applications are now being accepted to participate in Europe’s newest cybersecurity demonstration, bringing together cybersecurity experts to help ESA and European industry keep critical space services secure and resilient."
"During Cysec’s annual conference in April 2022, ESA’s OPS-SAT space lab will be made available to select, invited applicants to test their winning ideas in a controlled, robust environment – precisely the type of experiment the 30cm flying CubeSat was created for. The results will help ESA and European industry advance and further perfect cybersecurity in space."
The in-built robustness of OPS-SAT makes it the perfect flying platform for ethical hackers to demonstrate their skills in a safe but suitably realistic environment,
Live demonstration for cyber resilience (European Space Agency)
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How about when the updated browser removes functionality that servers require?
I still maintain a version of 32-bit Netscape Navigator for accessing some key infra-structure devices that continue to work perfectly and are on isolated private networks.
Some examples: Cabinet Distribution Units (CDUs - network-controlled power switches), network KVM (Keyboard-Video-Mouse over Ethernet), Ethernet switches
In mid 2020 in the UK, The National Health Service (NHS) began introducing "green" and "ultra-green" pathways, and designating zones or entire hospitals as 'green' (CoVid-19 free) sites. 'Green' and 'ultra-green' refer to CoViD-19 prevention measures in the 14 days preceding non-emergency admissions and the status of zones (or entire sites) at the hospital during and after treatment.
This was to ensure non-emergency admissions could continue without risking infection.
Partly it's about friction and grip - ploughs are dragged through the ground at depths up to 30cm, turning the soil through 180°. The power required to do that is considerable but most critically the grip the power unit (wheeled or tracked tractor, animals) has controls speed, which depends on the conditions. In addition, as speeds increase the soil will not move smoothly over the mould-board and thus not leave a consistent result ready for the next operation.
Increased consumption per-person as more people have improved economic circumstances. See "How to Sustainably Feed 10 Billion People by 2050, in 21 Charts" .
"There is a big shortfall between the amount of food we produce today and the amount needed to feed everyone in 2050. There will be nearly 10 billion people on Earth by 2050—about 3 billion more mouths to feed than there were in 2010. As incomes rise, people will increasingly consume more resource-intensive, animal-based foods."
As a Brit and in the interest of accuracy, Britain declared war on Germany both in 1914  and 1939  after an ultimatum to Germany expired. So technically 'we' did "start" the WORLD WARs (if we hadn't declared war it is debatable war would have spread to the rest of the world (at least immediately)).
 23:00 August 4th 1914, in response to the invasion of Belgium by Germany.
 11:00 September 3rd 1939, in response to the invasion of Poland by Germany.
DHCP protocol actively avoids specifying a policy - that is for the system administrator. It defines three 'mechanisms' for allocation :
Static leases outside any 'pool' are "manual" allocations.
* automatic == permanent address * dynamic == finite (time-limited) and possibly re-assignable to a different client * manual == assigned by system administrator (and simply conveyed by DHCP)
"Kidnapping, assassination and a London shoot-out: Inside the CIA's secret war plans against WikiLeaks"  26th September 2021
Yahoo News Kidnapping, assassination and a London shoot-out: Inside the CIA's secret war plans against WikiLeaks Zach Dorfman, Sean D. Naylor and Michael Isikoff September 26, 2021, 10:00 AM·39 min read In this article:
In 2017, as Julian Assange began his fifth year holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London, the CIA plotted to kidnap the WikiLeaks founder, spurring heated debate among Trump administration officials over the legality and practicality of such an operation.
Some senior officials inside the CIA and the Trump administration even discussed killing Assange, going so far as to request“sketches”or“options”for how to assassinate him. Discussions over kidnapping or killing Assange occurred at the highest levels”of the Trump administration, said a former senior counterintelligence official. “There seemed to be no boundaries.”
I guess there'll be some reaction to Craig White's comments:
Mr Wright said the legal ruling confirmed he was the creator of the revolutionary digital asset. "The jury has obviously found that I am because there would have been no award otherwise," he said. "This has been a remarkable good outcome and I feel completely vindicated," Mr Wright said.