Not more fucking elves.
110 posts • joined 17 Aug 2011
'Biggest data grab' in NHS history stuffs GP records in a central store for 'research' – and the time to opt out is now
Home office setup with built-in boiling water tap for tea and coffee without getting up is a monument to deskcess
California bans website 'dark patterns', confusing language when opting out of having your personal info sold
Stop us if you've heard this one before: Microsoft to lure users with industry-specific solutions in the cloud
Re: Tea Party Patriots
The word "Patriot" is one of those words that should set off some alarm bells. It's almost 250 years ago since Samuel Johnson said that "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel" and its use has not improved since then.
As I remember it, it was a comment on scoundrels not on patriotism. (Scoundrels like Pitt the Elder.)
Did anyone tell Logitech about lockdown? Biz launches pricey video chat kit for office conference rooms and 'huddle spaces'
It may date back to 1994 but there's no end in sight for the UK's Chief customs system as Brexit rules beckon
Check an HGV is Ready to Cross the Border?
'Another IT system supposed to ensure the smooth departure from EU border arrangements is the "Check an HGV is Ready to Cross the Border" system, formerly known as Smart Freight, also set to go live in December.
'It is designed to ensure HGVs carrying exports from the UK to the EU have the necessary paperwork before they get to port.'
Wouldn't it be better to ensure HGVs carrying exports have the necessary paperwork _before they leave the warehouse?_
After all, planes don't take off if there is no landing slot booked (AFAIK).
Linux Foundation, IBM, Cisco and others back ‘Inclusive Naming Initiative’ to change nasty tech terms
Hey, over here, I'm talking... Academics help computers figure out which way you're facing when you speak
Palo Alto Networks threatens to sue security startup for comparison review, says it breaks software EULA
Microsoft builds image-to-caption AI so that your visually impaired coworkers can truly comprehend your boss's PowerPoint abominations
Please stop hard-wiring AWS credentials in your code. Looking at you, uni COVID-19 track-and-test app makers
I was screwed over by Cisco managers who enforced India's caste hierarchy on me in US HQ, claims engineer
Honeypot behind sold-off IP subnet shows Cyberbunker biz hosted all kinds of filth, says SANS Institute
Laws on police facial recognition aren't tough enough, UK data watchdog barrister tells Court of Appeal
Only true boffins will be able to grasp Blighty's new legal definitions of the humble metre and kilogram
BoJo buckles: UK govt to cut Huawei 5G kit use 'to zero by 2023' after pressure from Tory MPs, Uncle Sam
Fancy some post-weekend reading? How's this for a potboiler: The source code for UK, Australia's coronavirus contact-tracing apps
Re: Schneier posted a thorough takedown of contact tracing apps
Govt: "We have a problem and something must be done"
AppCoder: "This is something"
Govt: "OK. Lets do it. Problem solved"
It is becoming more and more obvious that (sorry Clemenceau) pandemics are far too important to be left to politicians.