Discussion in 'Business & Enterprise Computing' started by elvis, Jul 1, 2008.
with current technology we can easily get your body there
300 baud Decwriter perhaps? How about a 110 baud Teletype?
That's 1 tweet plaintext transmitted in about 20 seconds, if my deranged middle-of-night calculations are correct.
It sucked because you couldn't do anything cool*, but it was cool because other people couldn't do anything that sucked.
*not structly true is ut, but zing.
Most acoustic couplers in the day could go as high as 1200 but most only managed 300.
Welcome to the late 1970s early 1980s internet.
But how long would it take to load the front page of twitter?
I've not tested the claim. But I wouldn't at all be surprised if it was true.
How much is that in African elephants?
That'd be a Heisenberg multiplied by a Schrodinger.
not surprising at all, modern websites are horrible bloated - most of it not related to the content you actually want.
this one tweet page https://twitter.com/BOM_ACT/status/1212477361200992261/ for me was 2.78MB, War and Peace has 587,287 words (https://wordcounter.net/blog/2016/10/28/102640_how-many-words-is-war-and-peace.html) can't find a character count
So for twitter home page to be bigger, each word in W&P would need to average less than 4 characters.
the signal to noise ratio is very poor.
Variations of Parkinson's Law e.g. data expands to fill the space available for storage.
Hey remember when Equifax got breached, lost millions of personal records, knew about it and lied about it for 6 months, had their CIO dump stock in blatant insider trading (and got done for it), and all because of patching they put off for over a year?
That was 2017. What happened since? Well their stock took a dive by 21% the following year. The year after - back up 50% again.
So all in all, nobody got punished (other than the one CIO for insider trading), and only the customers lost out long term.
Bring on GDPR level punishment worldwide.
Who has been punished for GDPR breaches? and what has the punishment been?
There are some services that convert to low-bandwidth text only (or text and small thumbnails)
easychirp.com loaded my twitter feed in 1.1MB. Compared to full fat twitter at 8.5MB.
There are also apps for mobile Twitter Lite https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.twitter.android.lite&hl=en_AU
It's retro in a way of how twitter would look in Netscape Navigator...
Maximum fine is 20 million Euro, or 4% of annual worldwide turnover, whichever is greater (and there have been MUCH greater fines).
As a few notable security professionals have said (and I agree with), GDPR should be consider just the start. We need to get far more heavy handed about this as time goes on, and as data both grows in worldwide storage and usage, and skyrockets in value at scale to criminals. Companies have no moral compass. They only listen to dollars. So the dollars lost to the company have to match the pain level of the money and identity theft to their customers.
What's lagging currently is a gross understanding by most governments worldwide as to why the data is so precious to us, and so valuable to the bad guys.
Until stuff like this actually hurts execs it's never gonna change much. Look at how many orgs pay ransomware demands. Sure a few get burned, but they're often cheaper than doing it security right.
I didn't ask what the Maximum punishment was.
I asked Who has been punished, and what punishment did they receive.
Equifax were fined $500M+
Exactly. The pain level must match.
There are plenty of cases where individuals end up with people impersonating them, either directly stealing money, or worse, destroying their credit rating through false loans all over the place.
The company responsible for that level of long term, high impact negative outcome needs to suffer at least to the same level in order to make decisions to avoid it repeating itself make their way all the way to the board.
I gave you the fines list in the link. Click it. Read it.
Under GDPR, Equifax would have been fined far more than USD$500M. It was the largest single breach in history up to that point in time - orders of magnitude larger than the ones listed. If that had happened on EU soil, they'd be fined far more. And that's still not enough to make them give a fuck.
Until there is a case like that punished under GDPR, Color me skeptical that its any different/better.
From your link -
Marriott - 339 Million Guest Records - $99 Milion fine.
Equifax was only 145 Million... 1/2 the Users, 5x the Fine.
Are the records like-for-like, is the question. Some data must have more value than others.
company wants me to submit to a background check run by 'HireRight' quick google shows them (and their subsidiaries) have been involved in numerous breaches over the past 10 years, and class actions for misleading/incorrect results.
I'm telling the boss to fuck off on that one.
(I already hold gov clearance which is much more strict that anything HireRight can do).