I'll wait until a 737MAX is being used as AIRFORCE ONE........
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Cabinet Office takes over control of UK government data: Mundane machinery or Machiavellian manoeuvrings?
Trump's bright idea of kicking out foreign students unless unis resume in-person classes stuns tech, science world
UK government shakes magic money tree, finds $500m to buy a stake in struggling satellite firm OneWeb
Rental electric scooters to clutter UK street scenes after Department of Transport gives year-long trial the thumbs-up
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!!
Health Sec Hancock says UK will use Apple-Google API for virus contact-tracing app after all (even though Apple were right rotters)
Legal complaint lodged with UK data watchdog over claims coronavirus Test and Trace programme flouts GDPR
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
Far-right leader walks free from court after conviction for refusing to hand his phone passcode over to police
You can't have it both ways: Anti-coronavirus masks may thwart our creepy face-recog cameras, London cops admit
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?
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"
Russia admits, yup, the Americans are right: One of our rocket's tanks just disintegrated in Earth's orbit
UK finds itself almost alone with centralized virus contact-tracing app that probably won't work well, asks for your location, may be illegal
Academics demand answers from NHS over potential data timebomb ticking inside new UK contact-tracing app
UK snubs Apple-Google coronavirus app API, insists on British control of data, promises to protect privacy
From attacked engineers to a crypto-loving preacher with a questionable CV: Yep, it's still very much 5G silly season
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
Watch out, everyone, here come the Coronavirus Cops, enjoying their little slice of power way too much
Twitter takes away twits' ability to limit ad data sharing – after telling investors its own privacy settings hurt revenue
Australian state will install home surveillance hardware to make sure if you're in virus isolation, you stay there
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.gov is not sharing Brits' medical data among different agencies... but it's having a jolly good think about it
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.
Revealed: NHS England bosses meet with tech and pharmaceutical giants to discuss price list of millions of Brits' medical data
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
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.
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
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.
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!!