* Posts by JohnMurray

688 posts • joined 6 Jul 2011

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Aviation regulator outlines fixes that will get the 737 MAX flying again

JohnMurray

I'll wait until a 737MAX is being used as AIRFORCE ONE........

Microsoft confirms pursuit of TikTok after Satya Nadella chats to Donald Trump

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He's obviously does not like comedian Sarah Coopers miming his speeches/rants (delete as inappropriate)

Cabinet Office takes over control of UK government data: Mundane machinery or Machiavellian manoeuvrings?

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Re: A bit lost here...

Similar to Nixon, but with the social skills of a sociopath.

Double helping of delays for SpaceX as Starlink, ANASIS-II missions cling to terra firma

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"While a glimpse at the couches where those able to afford a jaunt aboard Branson's space jalopy will recline is all well and good, its customers are likely more keen to know when they might fly rather than where they might one day get to s[h]it."

Trump's bright idea of kicking out foreign students unless unis resume in-person classes stuns tech, science world

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Re: No.

Personally; I don't think he listens.

Except to those voices inside his head.

UK government shakes magic money tree, finds $500m to buy a stake in struggling satellite firm OneWeb

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Re: It Could Be Made to Work ???

..............twice the cost of the two carriers...................

Rental electric scooters to clutter UK street scenes after Department of Transport gives year-long trial the thumbs-up

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Re: Rental vs privately owned

You have to have a pilots licence to fly a plane. That comes after an average of 40 hours tuition. And a medical. And refresher training. And an expensive "MOT" on your plane, every year. And the insurance cost makes you stop moaning about the cost of your car.

Personally, I'm pissed-off at the amount of these things going along the road at night.....I passed one going along the A6 dual carriageway last night!!

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Re: Rental vs privately owned

The rental ones will include insurance.

Health Sec Hancock says UK will use Apple-Google API for virus contact-tracing app after all (even though Apple were right rotters)

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Unless there is an after-life!

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Re: with respect to the UK app

Two caviar tin-cans, and silk..not string...uber-class!

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Re: I might even install it

....If I was you, I'd wait to see what "they" finally come-up with......

Legal complaint lodged with UK data watchdog over claims coronavirus Test and Trace programme flouts GDPR

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Re: How is this better than leaving it up to individuals?

From day 2 of infection they're capable of spreading the infection.

On day 5/6/7, they start feeling ill.

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Re: Conspiracy time?

Yet Another Anonymous coward = Monsewer Cummings ?

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Re: Conspiracy time?

I think you'll find that behind their incompetence there lurks a dark soul, full of malice, that couldn't give a sh** about peoples data security (or people). After all, just look at their record ! They *could* have had a contract-tracing app, a secure one, operating fully by now, instead they chose to use their deliberately insecure one, with that talktalk a***hole running it. Says it all.

Highways England waves around £62m contract for National Traffic Information Service after brief chat with vendors

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You mean they have their own fibre-optic data network and nothing to use it for?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Roads_Telecommunications_Services

Far-right leader walks free from court after conviction for refusing to hand his phone passcode over to police

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If you don’t like obeying our laws then you should get out of our country, Britain First’s Paul Golding told

https://newsthump.com/2020/05/21/if-you-dont-like-obeying-our-laws-then-you-should-get-out-of-our-country-britain-firsts-paul-golding-told/

You can't have it both ways: Anti-coronavirus masks may thwart our creepy face-recog cameras, London cops admit

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Especially as the anti-vaxxers are on the covid-19 vaccine case now.....or not on it....whatever

NHS contact tracing app isn't really anonymous, is riddled with bugs, and is open to abuse. Good thing we're not in the middle of a pandemic, eh?

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Re: Just say no

There are two NHS APPs.....the "covid-tracing" NHS app, and the NHS APP.

Covid App: https://www.nhsx.nhs.uk/covid-19-response/nhs-covid-19-app/

NHS APP: https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/the-nhs-app/

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They seem to have moved-on from their headline NHS APP:

"Our commitment to protecting your personal information

Whenever you provide personal information to a third party, that party is legally obliged to use your information in line with data protection law.

We take the security of your personal information seriously. We've set up security measures, policies and procedures such as:

training all staff annually in data and security protection

monitoring our platform to keep your personal information secure

following good practice guidance provided by the National Technical Authority

always using legally binding agreements with all organisations we use

having security and confidentiality policies in place across the organisation, to which staff must agree before they’re given access to personal information

restricting access to personal information to only those staff who need access to perform their role"

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/the-nhs-app/privacy/

Russia admits, yup, the Americans are right: One of our rocket's tanks just disintegrated in Earth's orbit

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This is all too sciency.....take a positive viewpoint: hostile aliens will have to pass through the "swarm" to invade earth! Friendly aliens may have a problem.

UK finds itself almost alone with centralized virus contact-tracing app that probably won't work well, asks for your location, may be illegal

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Re: Hanlon's razor

A marrow wrapped in razor wire?

Academics demand answers from NHS over potential data timebomb ticking inside new UK contact-tracing app

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Re: Presumably this will download and operate on all flavours of smartphone...

The NHS app works very well, so far. So does the app that my GP-IT service uses (Airmid) (so far). So does access to the GP service directly (Systmonline) (the Airmid provider).

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Seriously?

They make the laws, I'm sure they can make a few more; or hide breaches of those that exist now.

UK snubs Apple-Google coronavirus app API, insists on British control of data, promises to protect privacy

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They can work it out. As I told Mr Con-Stable when pulled-over at 2200z, coming home from work; "the biggest risk of infection I have is talking to you" (not impressed, warned about £60 fine). I'll bet the "coronavirus laws" are not rescinded as fast as they were imposed!!

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Bearing in mind that the immunity gained from infection only lasts a few months, according to S Korea medics, this may well mean the elderly and vulnerable being domestically incarcerated for the remainder of their lives!!

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Re: Difficult choice

Which Christmas?

From attacked engineers to a crypto-loving preacher with a questionable CV: Yep, it's still very much 5G silly season

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Re: Repeating History....?

You mean like the village I live in..... Orange (as was) applied for permission to erect a 3G base on the outskirts of the village. The villagers, via the parish council, objected, citing the "known" cancer risk. Permission denied. Consequently, coverage continued to be rubbish, and people complained about that. After a few years, coverage improved a lot. Nobody coupled that to the erection of a "telephone pole" (with no wires on it, but a steel cabinet next to it (with Orange clearly printed on the attached operator plate)). Even though knocking on the "pole" clearly informs you it is hollow. I kept quiet. Now they're complaining about some of them being "done" for speeding. The council installed average speed cameras because the village people complained about speeding drivers. Sometimes, stupidity is incurable and epidemic.

Vodafone chief speaks out after 5G conspiracy nuts torch phone mast serving Nightingale Hospital in Brum

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Re: Possibly OTT on my part but..

https://www.speedtest.net/ookla-5g-map

Watch out, everyone, here come the Coronavirus Cops, enjoying their little slice of power way too much

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They largely ignore the fact that, given they are out all the time, with no rpe being worn, the police are a potential source of infection to lone people...

Twitter takes away twits' ability to limit ad data sharing – after telling investors its own privacy settings hurt revenue

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I got so fed-up with the endless adverts, I blocked them. After a month of blocking every one, twitter suspended my account! No great loss.....

Australian state will install home surveillance hardware to make sure if you're in virus isolation, you stay there

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Strange world: Arresting and possibly jailing people for not locking themselves away.

So if an uninfected person is out on their own, not with other people or even near them, they can be arrested and jailed for that "crime".

Given that police are ones at high-risk of being infected, and that jails are highly likely to be large establishments filled with infected and sick people very soon....

UK Information Commissioner OKs use of phone data to track coronavirus spread

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https://twitter.com/TectonixGEO/status/1242628347034767361

UK.gov is not sharing Brits' medical data among different agencies... but it's having a jolly good think about it

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Re: Be careful what you tell us

The problem is more that the GP practices are our data guardians, and are supposed to protect the data. While the govt is telling them to hand it over to everyone else too..

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Re: Insult the electorate, cause that really works.

The trouble being: We now have Blue Commies.

UK.gov sits down with mobile big four to formalise plans for rural shared 4G network

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I have two 4G masts within a 2 mile radius.

Eventually, I will have a reasonable signal.

#C[o]untryLife

We won't CU later: New Ofcom broadband proposals mull killing off old copper network

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Seriously?

I have a broadband-over-copper installation.

The exchange is 100 metres away (although the broadband sites say it is 800 metres away).

The download speed is 19mbps, upload 800kbps with a ping of 8ms.

It costs me £19/month.

Fibre to give me the minimum 38mbps will cost me a minimum of £27/month.

I have no need to change.

Not going to either.

Worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable and royalty-free: Amazon's Alexa NHS contract released

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Re: Just consider.......

I don't use Amazon.

I don't have a credit card.

I opted-out of my health data being used for research purposes.

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Re: Wow

I think there was a global financial crash somewhere at the end of Blair/Brown....caused by bankers doing what they do best: acting as crooks. After all, the banking industry is the financial wing of the CONservative party!

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Re: Wow

"Unfortunately we're run by a bunch of spivs who know the price of everything and the value of nothing"

Should be: "Unfortunately we're run by a bunch of spivs who know the price of everything and the value of everything, but don't care about anything except themselves"

Revealed: NHS England bosses meet with tech and pharmaceutical giants to discuss price list of millions of Brits' medical data

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NHS Scotland launches GP information sharing system

NHS National Services Scotland has launched its Spire system, sharing anonymised patient data for research purposes

https://www.computerweekly.com/news/450414606/NHS-Scotland-launches-GP-information-sharing-system

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Re: Thankfully..

Unless you had not noticed....the £ has not been backed by gold for many decades....it is a fiat currency.....and Ted Heath sold more gold, for a lower price, than Gordon Brown did. Money does grow on trees. And banks make more money than the govt does. "the majority of money in the modern economy is created by commercial banks making loans" https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/quarterly-bulletin/2014/q1/money-creation-in-the-modern-economy

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Re: What protections are there for individuals?

They do understand...pseudo-anonymised health data was handed-out a few years ago, and it was found to be simple to trace the actual patient from that, by referring to other data existing. They know. They don't care. Large amount of revolving doors in healthcare and politics.

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Re: Good News!

The child was suspected to have pneumonia.....and it was an oxygen mask, not an IV

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You can opt-out of data being used for research purposes, you cannot opt-out of your data being used by health professionals. You cannot opt-out of your anonymised data being used by .. everyone

https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/

https://digital.nhs.uk/services/national-data-opt-out/operational-policy-guidance-document/what-are-national-data-opt-outs

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Re: Election day reporting restrictions?

In the real, post HSC act 2012 world, the NHS does not exist. Each hospital is a separate business.

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Re: NHS England couldn't run a bath

I still suffer from lorenzo disease. It is spread by your medical provider having to use a system that is useful only for arranging childrens birthday parties. Once upon a time, the hospital I use was the height of efficient organisation, then came lorenzo. Heard nothing from them since.

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Re: What?

All-digital records only exist for those treated after around the year 2000....everyone born before then has a large paper folder following them from hospital-to-hospital (I am not joking). And that is just the hospital records, which are separate from primary care records (hospitals still send "letters" about your care back to your primary care provider)(how cute). As yet, there are few links between secondary and primary care records. And even less link between your paper records and your digital records!

Once your records get into the USA, your data protection rights that you have here, will cease over there!!

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Re: Once again. It is not *their* data to sell.

No GDPR compliance = no EU citizen data being transferred to the UK.

Interesting about EU citizen data being held by the NHS or UK govt though !!

https://www.itpro.co.uk/policy-legislation/31772/gdpr-and-brexit-how-will-one-affect-the-other

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Re: Once again. It is not *their* data to sell.

The GDPR is already part of the data protection laws UK.

The GDPR does not apply to anonymised information.

Huawexit means Huawexit! Uncle Sam gets 300 applications to dodge ban on supplying Chinese comms beast

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Trump just doesn't want competition......there ain't room for two at the top of the phone-tapping-league....and the NSA was getting jealous

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