Im Dokument "Analyse der Telemetriekomponente in Windows 10" hat das BSI die Wirksamkeit bzw. die Praktikabilität der Unterbindung von Telemetriedaten untersucht.

Mein Fazit: Windows 10 ist Spyware, die der normale Nutzer nicht kontrollieren kann.

bsi.bund.de/SharedDocs/Downloa

Wir hätten aktuell wieder Bedarf an ein paar gebrauchten, funktionstüchtigen (oder neuen 😉) #Smartphones. Wer noch eines in irgendeiner Schublade liegen hat und es nicht mehr benötigt, wir - und v. a. die neuen Empfänger*innen - freuen sich über eine Spende.

@bryn when I was 17 I had a Saturday job selling cigarettes/tobacco from a kiosk (wouldn't be legal today at that age!), one security guard would disappear to smoke a spliff around lunchtime and if his bosses asked where he was I'd always say had seen some regular shoplifiters and went off to follow them..

Chap was also head bouncer at many clubs in town, so in return I *never* got asked for ID 😆

@enkiv2 @aparrish

coincidentally I was reading a website about Soviet computers and learned the whole reason there was an entire parallel industry wasn't because the Soviets didn't like/trust Western computers, it was because USA had banned their sale over there (even at the levels of modest home/business computers) because of similar levels of paranoia..

@enkiv2 @aparrish

recent observations of governments worldwide (including UK, DE. NL and CN) is that they now seem to work a lot harder and quicker to get new regulations in force, everything from new drugs control regulations to traffic law changes, and things that once took 2 years are completed within months - I doubt if USA is much different....

Leute haben mich früher komisch angeschaut, weil ich computer benutze. Heute schauen sie mich komisch an, weil ich computer nicht so nutze wie sie...

Einige Dinge ändern sich nicht...

Heads up, apparently there are gonna be export restrictions on neural net, reinforcement learning, computer vision, NLP, & similar research done in the US: federalregister.gov/documents/

@gemlog MAD magazine is certainly available in the UK (most likely rest of Europe too), and the cartoon was made into a computer game in the 1980s and also widely distributed..

@arcans

its not a bad idea in itself, but hopefully next time they remember when working with older people that some may not hear as well and take longer to process ideas, and they do sometimes need to be reminded that what was normal behaviour in the 1970s is not always accepted any more..

@alfajet @auntiekiki

Hey guys, as always:

Remember that the people working retail are humans,

That the things that annoyed you in the store were almost certainly not their fault,

That if they’re ringing register, they probably can’t change corporate policy,

and that they are PEOPLE and deserving of your consideration and respect.

@alfajet

to be fair in the UK (I've not been to FR since 1984 so not sure of situation) the authorities have calmed down a bit, they have their own widespread CCTV to guard areas and (especially emergency services and NHS) are all over instagram and flickr etc anyway with their own publicity photos and videos..

@arcans

@gemlog @vilbi @askans

although I witnessed a /cat/ scent mark the exact boundaries of the IR lamp on a camera I was experimenting with outside (I think the dull red glow is quite bright to a cats eyes) and then about 5 others would carefully try and walk around this area 😸

@gemlog @vilbi @askans

TBH I think there are some domecams at work at strange angles too for the same reason (I'm always sceptical about this whole form factor; I know its supposed to give the impression there is 360 degree coverage but doesn't really fool anyone any more than the "dalek head" cameras of the 1970s (were these a UK specific thing or found elsewhere)?

Idea: Design your UI as if your user is constantly in an emergency. Put nothing in their way, make everything obvious, make important things stand out.

@gemlog @vilbi @askans

if you enlarge the photo its easy enough to see where it is pointing (to monitor what is at the left of it; possibly a reception area?), although the camera unit appears to be at a very strange angle..

@alfajet

same at my work (healthcare for seniors and other long term patients), I am one of the few people authorised to take photos within the building (they are always of things like computers and other tech items, I would need a GDPR authorisation and consent to share any photos of staff or patients)

@arcans

@alfajet

if anything younger people are much more aware of the privacy/security concerns, especially young lads who might want to take pictures of transport infrastructure or buildings as sometimes you might even have to convince security guards and cops you are not a potential terrorist!

@arcans

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