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Facebook is for the rich and powerful; not the likes of us. That's the lesson I learnt here
Facebook has a Periscope-like live-streaming video tool now available — but only for celebrities. The social media giant today introduced Live for Facebook
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#antivirus   #thoughtexperiment   I've often thought the best way to test security software would be to download cracks from random torrent sites and use them for the wild tests. I'm guessing some would be malware and some would be clean. But here's the thing: there would no contextual clues as to which is which. So the test would be like a white room test and pretty much definitive. Why can't this be done? I would trust a test like that +Graham Cluley 
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I guess what you're saying is, there's no definitive criteria for judging what constitutes a malicious action. I can understand that, but that leads me on to the question, who makes that decision in the tests so trusted by Tech journalists?

Couldn't you retrospectively watch the same files over a period of time and actually see what they're doing? Then report the results later?

I've been thinking about this more since noticing many AVs flag Torch Browser and seemingly for no good reason I can see. I'm asking the wrong person inasmuch as Sophos doesn't make this error, but respected engines like Avira do. Am I simply expecting too much?
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It's that old 10% threshold and all bets are off
The common wisdom is that Apple computers are more secure than PCs. It turns out this isn't true.
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I guess the ad industry will take a while to escape their delusion that we'll accept targeting as long as they serve us ads for things we want. We won't, most of us, ever.

There's a dichotomy . One group really wants to buy the latest gimmick and show off. That mind set already share their recommendations with everyone. There's no new information there.

The rest of us prefer privacy and serendipity. We don't want to be tutored in what to like. You already lost us when you thought you new what was good for us. We just want you to go away now.
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I've been using my #Chromebook for a few weeks now and I think it probably does fulfil most users needs. Unless you're a programmer, artist, or other arcane creative, there's no real need for anything else. Of course there are privacy concerns and many other concerns for that matter, but from the average user perspective, I'm guessing there are none that really matter.
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It's hard to respect ddos "hacking" - Reading about Lizard squad hacking troop http://www.engadget.com/2014/12/26/lizard-squad-hackers-attack-tor/

There's no real skill involved. It's just thuggery using a bludgeon 
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One day we will have to deal with synthetic life http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/dec/24/science-skin-cells-create-artificial-sperm-eggs?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2 Maybe it's time we started talking about it properly, otherwise the Daily Mail will run amok with ridiculous horror stories
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Peaceful Terrorists? I wonder if that phrase will be "noticed"
Duncan Campbell spent 30 years — and risked his freedom — uncovering the secrets of U.S. and British eavesdropping, including the existence of ECHELON, one of the biggest spy scandals of the Cold War. Now, thanks to Edward Snowden, he has proof of ECHELON's existence.
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The Greek crisis, as we're meant to call it, has changed my mind about Europe and not in a good way. I was always pro Europe before this episode, but I was always taught, any society must be judged by how it treats it's most vulnerable members and by this yardstick, Europe has come up very short.

It's not as if this has any chance of solving Greece's problems. They will still default in the end and it will surely hurt a lot more after being stretched to breaking point over and over. This was all about the lenders playing the hard guy and I'll find that very hard to forgive.

The +European Commission should be ashamed. They've been no better than shills for the IMF and Germany. It's disgraceful.

Nigel Farage never had much impact on me, but I might well vote to leave the +European Union after this week's sad events.
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It is kind of happening in another way though, with the democratization of destructive weapons. Is that really so very different? When everyone can afford a nuke, we're staring into the abyss. How do we stop that is the question, surely? #linus   #singularity  
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I received a USB Turntable for Christmas and I'm enjoying all my old vinyl records all over again. Some of them are a bit cracklier than I remember, but I wouldn't have it any other way. 
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The gerbil died, on Christmas day. He was never really my pet, more the rest of the family, but it's still kinda sad
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