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Laughing UK health secretary launches COVID-19 Test and Trace programme with glitchy website and no phone app


Re: Good and bad

Let's read that as 'stay home' which was the published advice. If you have symptoms then of course _you're_ not safer indoors, but everyone else is safer if you don't go any further from home than putting the bins out.

Help your fellow IT pals spruce up their virtual meetings: Design a winning background, win Register-branded gear


no webcam

I don't have a webcam, which is just as well since I'm starting to look like Charlton Heston at the end of Planet of the Apes.

Easyjet hacked: 9 million people's data accessed plus 2,200 folks' credit card details grabbed


Re: Highly sophisticated

Maybe a sophisticated attacker is just someone who enjoys fine whiskey and cigars?

India makes contact-tracing app compulsory in viral hot zones despite most local phones not being smart


Re: Stupid question

You want to know who was physically close to whom. You can't catch the 'rona by phoning someone.

Work from home surge may work in Wi-Fi 6's favour, reckons analyst house


Re: It might, but I wouldn't count on it.

Get your work to buy you a new lounge

Ex-TalkTalk infosec exec's equal pay and unfair dismissal claims tossed out at tribunal


Re: Don't ask how much Dido got...

The NHS snapped her up. I haven't heard anything from her during the pandemic, which is probably for the best.

So how do the coronavirus smartphone tracking apps actually work and should you download one to help?


can this work for health workers?

My other half spends whole shifts in ppe around covid patients, and they have their phones on. Is there a way to differentiate from her being in the supermarket with someone who later declares their infection?

Capita inks deal with NHS to 'bring back staff': Workers get an hour of training to recruit and vet retired doctors, nurses


Re: Training problem?

AC? Ecks is a real surname, not just in the DC universe.

Who's going to pay for Britain's Aunty Beeb to carry on? Broadband users, broadcaster suggests to government


Re: I'd honestly be OK with it being tacked-on to Council Tax

They left me a hand written letter last year, to let me know a real person had been round to check that I really don't have a telly.

Infosys fires employee who Facebooked 'let's hold hands and share coronavirus'


Re: Misfiring joke?

If only there were buses to get on. There are lots of reports from mainstream news that thousands of Indians are walking back to their villages. It's a really bad situation.

Health workers are top of phishers' target lists thanks to data value


Had a couple of people caught out by a pay rise scam where you had to register your bank details to get the rise. I don't blame nurses for not being IT experts, but I thought the promise of a double digit pay rise in the NHS should have raised their suspicions.

This is also a system for GPs, right? UK doctors seek clarity over Health dept's £40m single sign-on funding


depends on your job role

For some people it's all off one smart card, for others it's multiple applications with separate sign in

BBC tells Conservative Party to remove edited Facebook ad featuring its reporters


You're not sorry though. I can hear your evil chuckling from the next town.

Uni of London loses attempt to block mobe mast surveyors from Paddington rooftop


Yes, the laws of physics should be decided democratically.

Help! I bought a domain and ended up with a stranger's PayPal! And I can't give it back


Re: Or

For completeness, there is an offence called aggravated trespass.

£99,999, what's your emergency? Paramedics rush to OAP's aid after shock meter reading


defibrillate the meter

I'm pretty sure if I put the defib paddles on the meter it'll fix the problem.

UK ads watchdog bans Burger King Twitter jibe for condoning chucking milkshakes at politicians


my milkshake

My milkshake brings all the cops to Farage

Tesco parking app hauled offline after exposing 10s of millions of Automatic Number Plate Recognition images


Re: Incompetence

You typed 'fines' but you meant 'invoices'

Brit couch potatoes increasingly switching off telly boxes in favour of YouTube and Netflix


Re: Good riddance

Funny how some people believe it has a left bias and others believe it's biased to the right.

Hi! It looks like you're working on a marketing strategy for a product nowhere near release! Would you like help?


'creates relationships with customers' eh? I'd heard MBA means Married but Available.

Someone's spreading an MBR-trashing copy of the Christchurch killer's 'manifesto' – and we're OK with this, maybe?


Re: A meme-laden soup of troll-tastic nihilistic nonsense

If it's meme-laden, does that mean it's automatically illegal in the EU?

Correction: Last month, we called Zuckerberg a moron. We apologize. In fact, he and Facebook are a fscking disgrace


Has Nick Clegg said sorry about this yet?

If Shadow Home Sec Diane Abbott can be reeled in by phishers, truly no one is safe


Re: Eh?

That's a bit unfair as health secretary Matt Hancock has his very own app.

UK.gov to press ahead with online smut checks (but expects £10m in legals in year 1)


Re: Government doesn't want a repeat of the Labour vote loss

Both eclipsed by the Chelsea flower show though. We know what really matters.

TV Licensing admits: We directed 25,000 people to send their bank details in the clear



Years ago i used to get letters demanding i get a licence, addressed to the same name and address as printed on my licence.

More recently I got a letter saying my licence was about to expire, which was odd as I cancelled the licence and direct debit ages ago as I no longer needed it.

US Marine Corps launches hacker support unit



The 'Merkins now have a Mucky Wig

Huddled immigrant masses face 'British values' quiz


NHS access rules

Migrants from anywhere can use the NHS, they have to prove that they have the right to live here, and that they are currently living here. visitors are barred, as are illegal migrants.


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