- Whilst he'll protest he meant in the "work with others" definition, he knows full well his target audience will hear it in the "cooperating as a traitor", "enemies of the people" kind of way.Boris Johnson: Brexit opponents 'collaborating' with EU
- Now we have a c̶o̶m̶p̶l̶e̶t̶e̶ ̶i̶d̶i̶o̶t̶ UK Government minister openly saying that No Deal will be the EU's fault for not renegotiating.I'm not sure I want to be here when the crescendo of this uncomfortable tone arrives.Brexit: Michael Gove accuses EU of refusing to negotiate new deal
Divisions between UK and Brussels become further entrenched as minister calls EU stance ‘wrong and sad’
- They're nicknamed "Crapita" for a reason, so this isn't adding "reputational damage" or "extremely significant prejudice", it's just another unsurprising, yet tragic, fuck up by Crapita.Capita seeks to reverse 'reputational damage' after death of claimanthttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49208240
- We already have "encryption with authorised users", most people have these devices/services in their homes and use them regularly: DRM, be it DVD/BluRay, media streaming or games.Those systems never get broken. Like ever.Completely secure, 100%, forever. /sNew UK Home Sec invokes infosec nerd rage by calling for end to end-to-end encryption
Yep, Patel continues age-old tradition. Plus: Five Eyes word games
- So Boris has just set the tone for when we have a recession later this year after we crash out of the EU, it was Brussel's fault for not renegotiating.
- Please don't do this. (Direct Line are a UK insurance company).
Not only is the password policy probably out of date, not giving feedback on what you expect just means people will make poor passwords.
The accepted password was <30 characters, so guessing it didn't like 64!
- We've swapped a "party before country" authoritarian for a egomaniacal populist.
I'm pretty sure we're going to start seeing smoke from past Prime Minister's graves from the increased rate that they're spinning.
- I can always rely on El Reg to inform and skewer in equal measure.Internet imbeciles, aka British ISP lobbyists, backtrack on dubbing Mozilla a villain for DNS-over-HTTPS support
Claims nomination was 'light hearted' so they can laugh off this light-hearted article, too
- TIL UK bank sort codes (branch identifiers) form part of the checksum for verifying account numbers.
No, I wasn't winding up a scammer pretending to be from HMRC demanding I pay owed tax in the next 30 minutes or I'd get arrested.
Nope, not me.
- If you even vaguely use GPG, make sure you've changed your keyserver and removed popular public keys.Spent yesterday morning diagnosing why `gnome-keyring` was hanging, spawning multiple processes and loading my system up: GPG taking minutes to start.
- After spending weeks shouting into the void that is O365's spam filter, I've given up sending emails directly from my self hosted server, and opted to use a big name SMTP relay.It is now slightly less of a crapshoot if people get my emails.
- Upgraded to Fedora 30 from 29, absolutely painless this time around, and everything just works.
This is a massive testament to the millions of hours that have gone into FOSS that we have something that works so incredibly well.
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- I'm collecting bad password policies from places that should know better; this time from Xero, the default password to access payslips is the user's initials in upper case followed by their date of birth.
Not like a friend/colleague knows that information or anything.
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- Virgin Media, an ISP/media company in the UK, have thrown a load of rubbish, including set top boxes with customer addresses on, into a handy skip.
I'm pretty sure the fine for a GDPR data breach, as well as the WEEE tipping fees, would be a nice surprise for them.
Makes a change from the off cuts of cable and plastic bags they normally leave behind.
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- When resetting a Microsoft O365 account password from the admin centre, 'Password1' is called a "Strong" password.
What the actual fuck.
- Why do people still trust Facebook after getting caught repeatedly violating people's privacy, trying to cover it up, and merely "promising to do better"?
Do better at what? Hiding their activities and lying about it?
Furious Apple revokes Facebook's enty app cert after Zuck's crew abused it to slurp private data
- A 33% price increase coupled with a broken admin page that has all of the domain transfer actions "disabled" (known broken since at least March https://www.lemonfool.co.uk/viewtopic.php?p=122493&sid=6e0faf9ced3cf04229be5d44a746b383#p122493 …) is a great way to lose customers 123-reg.Annoyed with myself I left it too late to fix.
- Is it depressing that a satire site is more on point than actual news sites? https://newsthump.com/2019/01/03/4-migrants-a-day-is-a-national-crisis-insists-home-secretary-of-nat...