Re. her resignation.
It's good news, but all of these plans will continue regardless of who is Home Secretary. I also doubt that very much will change even if the current lot lose the next general election.
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I completely agree that the data within this system could be very useful, maybe even life-saving, in certain circumstances. Providing data is only accessed by medical professionals, for the purposes of providing medical care, I would have no issue with my data being in the system. If anyone else has access, or data can be accessed for a reason other than the provision of medical care, they can get stuffed.
To design a system where the only method of further restricting access to data is to delete it is pathetic.
...until you consider where the money to pay the fine ultimately comes from. It comes from us! Our government has failed to protect our privacy, and as such they are fined which comes out of money *we* have paid in taxes.
I'm glad that something is finally being done about this, but fining the people who have been affected by the wiretaps is not the solution.
Receiving a letter is all very good if you:
1. Actually receive it.
2. Are around to read it.
If it's "lost in the post" or you're out of the country then you're a bit screwed.
I think BT's position is fair enough providing they can prove that the letter has been received, read and understood.
I very much want to see them try and develop this database of Internet communications. I think it has the potential to be highly entertaining.
In all likelihood it will be as successful as all other UK.gov IT projects, and even if they do manage to get it off the ground I can guarantee that it will contain absolutely zero useful data from me whatsoever.
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"Virgin and Qantas have both been known to use the OS to power some of their in-flight entertainment systems for long-haul flights."
On first reading of this sentence I missed the word "entertainment", which was more than a little unnerving!
So long, Windows 3.11. I'll miss you. :-)
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