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Message 1908555 - Posted: 23 Dec 2017, 3:31:11 UTC - in response to Message 1908549.  

Being greedy could cost you big time

That's the Apple way of doing business.
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Message 1910343 - Posted: 3 Jan 2018, 17:02:35 UTC

Apple's battery slowdown is class action lawsuit bad ...
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/02/intel_cpu_design_flaw/
The effects are still being benchmarked, however we're looking at a ballpark figure of five to 30 per cent slow down, depending on the task and the processor model.

At least Apple can offer battery replacements, what is Intel going to do?
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Message 1910350 - Posted: 3 Jan 2018, 17:40:28 UTC - in response to Message 1910343.  

Oops, not a good start to 2018.
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Message 1910807 - Posted: 5 Jan 2018, 14:37:37 UTC - in response to Message 1910350.  

Oops, not a good start to 2018.

Not at all and how many eyeballs looked at processor manuals for over a decade and didn't see a flaw?

Security is only as good as the best set of eyeballs. Additional eyeballs add nothing.
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Message 1921455 - Posted: 26 Feb 2018, 22:52:54 UTC

https://www.nasdaq.com/article/three-things-we-should-learn-from-warren-buffett-cm926778
Branding and Good Management Matter: One of the things that we learned over the weekend is that Berkshire’s biggest investments over the past year have been in Apple (AAPL). When asked about that in the above-referenced interview, Buffett gave two solid, informative reasons.

First, he said, he likes and respects Tim Cook, the Apple CEO. Buffett is the opposite of an activist investor. He does not buy a company to “improve” its management, he buys companies whose management he trusts. If that is important to somebody with the potential power of Warren Buffett, it should be even more important to relatively powerless investors like you and me.

The second reason he gave was that he believed that the Apple brand was, as he put it, “sticky.” He himself famously still uses a flip phone, but that doesn’t mean that he cannot appreciate the power of the Apple ecosystem. He sees family members and employees who faithfully use Apple products and understands the stability and opportunity that gives a company over time.

Doesn't see to have any investments in "open source" and is sitting on a pile of $116B cash. Is there a lesson there?
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Message 1922194 - Posted: 2 Mar 2018, 21:23:00 UTC

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Message 1928638 - Posted: 7 Apr 2018, 15:57:57 UTC

http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/381329-lawmakers-press-linux-on-security-of-open-source-software
Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), the committee chairman, and Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) sent a letter to the Linux Foundation on Monday, citing the critical “Heartbleed” vulnerability discovered in 2014 that impacted thousands of websites and allowed hackers to steal user passwords.

“As the last several years have made clear, OSS [open-source software] is such a foundational part of the modern connected world that it has become critical cyber infrastructure,” the lawmakers wrote. “As we continue to examine cybersecurity issues generally, it is therefore imperative that we understand the challenges and opportunities the OSS ecosystem faces, and potential steps that OSS stakeholders may take to further support it.”

The lawmakers emphasized that the wide use of open-source software by businesses “creates widespread, distributed, and common points of potential risk across organizations when OSS vulnerabilities are found.”

Open-source software is built with code that is publicly accessible, in contrast to software developed by companies like Microsoft and Apple that relies on code that only the developers have viewed. The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 2000 to promote and advance open-source tech projects.

“Companies like Microsoft, Adobe, or Apple have the processes and procedures in place to quickly address these vulnerabilities, and—more importantly—the time and funding to do so,” the lawmakers wrote Monday. “This is not always the case for OSS vulnerabilities, as OSS creators or maintainers may be globally-located volunteers, who often have unrelated full-time employment and may be uncompensated for their OSS work.”
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Message 1932329 - Posted: 27 Apr 2018, 15:14:27 UTC

The ultimate surveillance/tracking tool?

Within the next 10 years, "everyone will get sequenced at birth", he says, and we'll be able to assess whether we have genetic dispositions to particular diseases and take preventative steps accordingly.
DNA sequencing company Illumina - worth $35bn on the US stock market - estimates that more than 500,000 human genomes have now been sequenced worldwide.
But it is how this data will be combined with other data and analysed that is causing excitement.

Where will it be stored?
Will it be hacker proof?
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Message 1932331 - Posted: 27 Apr 2018, 15:20:40 UTC - in response to Message 1932329.  
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Where will it be stored?
government database

Will it be hacker proof?
public access

How will it be monetized?
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Message 1932336 - Posted: 27 Apr 2018, 15:32:13 UTC - in response to Message 1932331.  

Government database with public access
As for being monetised, police/intelligence/security service fees for starters.
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Message 1932359 - Posted: 27 Apr 2018, 18:07:42 UTC - in response to Message 1932336.  

Government database with public access
As for being monetised, police/intelligence/security service fees for starters.

And people invite that stuff in.

Just spent a couple hours at the elderly neighbor cleaning out a browser hijacker. Just a damn PITA. The !@#$%^&*()_!@#$%^&*() who write that crap should lose their right hand, left leg and gonads.
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Message 1932937 - Posted: 30 Apr 2018, 21:22:26 UTC

A US company handed over a US domain name registered to a US citizen to a foreign government.

Bet Trump was too busy kissing Macron to bring it up
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Message 1934458 - Posted: 9 May 2018, 0:25:48 UTC

Now the bugs are in silicon
https://cxsecurity.com/cveshow/CVE-2018-8897
A statement in the System Programming Guide of the Intel 64 and IA-32 Architectures Software Developer's Manual (SDM) was mishandled in the development of some or all operating-system kernels

Kernel Impact: A malicious application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges
Description: In some circumstances, some operating systems may not expect or properly handle an Intel architecture debug exception after certain instructions. The issue appears to be from an undocumented side effect of the instructions. An attacker might utilize this exception handling to gain access to Ring 0 and access sensitive memory or control operating system processes.
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Message 1935460 - Posted: 13 May 2018, 2:14:36 UTC

Apple MacBook keyboard issue prompts lawsuit.

If you're having problems with your MacBook keyboard, you're not alone. And now the issue may be heading to court.

A class-action complaint filed Friday says people who bought a MacBook or MacBook Pro equipped with Apple's "butterfly" keyboard "face a constant threat of nonresponsive keys and accompanying keyboard failure" and accuses Apple of failing to alert consumers about the issue.

Apple didn't respond to a request for comment.
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Message 1936299 - Posted: 19 May 2018, 17:27:27 UTC

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Message 1937085 - Posted: 25 May 2018, 13:34:02 UTC

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Message 1937088 - Posted: 25 May 2018, 13:40:10 UTC - in response to Message 1937085.  
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Data headache?

Nay, couldn't monetize the traffic anyway, so it is a win-win for them.

https://einsteinathome.org/content/closing-down-anonynous-statistics-access
no more stats people!
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