Watching OS wars is such fun.
104 posts • joined 19 Jun 2013
Leaving aside whether true self-driving cars will ever be available for all roads as they currently exist, the question here is surely whether TV and other video material will be just as distracting as a hand-held phone conversation. Note that hands-free phone use will still be permitted. Add that to a riveting film and the chances of a "driver" being readily available to take over diminishes sharply. In any case I know that if I was in a "self-driving" car with nothing to do, I would often be asleep in minutes.
A slice is better than none: Apple gives in, allows third-party app billing systems in Korea, per local law
More than half of UK workers would consider jumping ship if a hybrid work option were withdrawn by their company
Leaked footage shows British F-35B falling off HMS Queen Elizabeth and pilot's death-defying ejection
Sheffield Uni cooks up classic IT disaster in £30m student project: Shifting scope, leadership changes, sunk cost fallacy
NHS Digital exposes hundreds of email addresses after BCC blunder copies in entire invite list to 'Let's talk cyber' event
Ancient with a dash of modern: We joined the Royal Navy to find there's little new in naval navigation
Hitting underground pipes and cables costs the UK £2.4bn a year. We need a data platform for that, says government
Refusing police data and balances
In a previous life part of my Information Governance job was advising others and considering some police requests directly. In a few cases our response was "No, get a court order if you want this". Mostly the request went away. On a very few occasions a court order was presented. On one occasion I remember we went to the court and challenged the order as excessive in scope. A very much more limited order was the result which we complied with.
That process seems about right to me.
Re: But ...
What are the legal requirements for what you have to give to a police officer in the US? Here in the UK, they are entitled to be given your name and address. They are entitled to satisfy themselves that the information you have given is correct. You don't have to give date of birth, National Insurance Number, Facebook or any other information. (Certain exceptions to this if a "terrorist" crime is suspected.)
Google updates timeline for unpopular Privacy Sandbox, which will kill third-party cookies in Chrome by 2023
Old style skills
I see this as a conspiracy between the Russians and old-style Navigation Officers in the RN. I know that Pontius is bored with people suggesting that GPS makes them redundant and this spat will allow them to demonstrate their continued worth using other means of assurance that the ship really is in the International channel.
UK government bows to pressure, agrees to delay NHS Digital grabbing the data of England's GP patients
This is the second time a whole bunch of highly skilled, well-meaning people have behaved as if they were idiots. The last time it happened I was professionally involved as an IG manager for a large NHS body. The whole process was so half-baked I personally opted out of sharing. In due course the process was "fixed". Now we are in it again.
To be plain, I'm quite content (even keen) for my data to be shared for the good purposes which can follow for medicine, even the NHS and others involved in the private sector. (I'm a capitalist.)
What I'm not happy with is the thought that if the Government is so incompetent in announcing/selling this, how incompetent are they going to be in delivering secure data use?
UK data watchdog fines 'pandemic partner' biz £8k: It sent 84,000 marketing emails to people who'd given info for track and trace
Vivaldi update unleashes the 'Cookie Crumbler' to simply block any services asking for consent (sites may break)
Brit MPs and campaigners come together to oppose COVID status certificates as 'divisive and discriminatory'
Mullet over: Aussie boys' school tells kids 'business in the front, party in the back' hairstyle is 'not acceptable'
All right, give me a chance. I'll get a haircut just as soon as the hairdressers are allowed to open. At the moment I have exactly what this outfit does not like. Shortish sides and longish at the back (with curls!) I can trim the sides for comfort but messing around with scissors at the back is just too risky. :-)