We could also reject the premise of the issue, and argue that the Internet isn't a play space for children. Do we ban steak because steak isn't good for babies?
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GCHQ pushes for 'virtual crocodile clips' on chat apps – the ability to silently slip into private encrypted comms
I don't see the problem with collecting and using this data
School places are expensive. An child's entire education is VERY expensive. For this to be stolen by someone who has no right to be here is an extraordinary theft worth many thousands of pounds. If asking some simple questions to confirm entitlement can stop this theft, then why not?
Losing access to Galileo has an advantage
Don't distress too much about this. Losing access to the high accuracy signal on Galileo means that the government's plans for road pricing (AKA spying on your every car journey) will be kicked into the long grass.
As for our contributions so far, and the future budgets we have agreed, if we don't get access to Galileo we should simply deduct our contribution from any leaving settlement.
The EU. The only project you can invest billions in, then when you leave, you still owe money!
Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind...
Encryption was popularised precisely because of these nosy agencies. Rooting out terrorists is something that most of us would support, but our communications were being spied on for other reasons, sometimes as trivial as copyright infringement.
So people move to encryption and agencies cry 'foul'. They should have made monitoring for anything other than life-dependant scenarios illegal with heavy penalties. Encryption would then have been a solution with no problem to solve.
This exit from the project is a good thing...
Comments here are suggesting that having an EU controlled GPS is motivated by political kudos or machismo, but nothing could be further from the truth.
The government wants a super-accurate GPS system that is (at least partially) under it's control so it can use it for road pricing and parking charges. Of course, we already have a system of road pricing (choose a congested road at peak hours, use more fuel, pay more tax) but even this so-called justification is an excuse. What they want to do is monitor our every journey and every visit, every day of our lives. It's nasty, it's intrusive, and there will eventually be a reaction to this. Denying them the tool to do it is a good start!
Glass and the prescription lenses don't seem to be properly integrated. It looks like you are wearing two entirely separate items at the same time. They could have done a far better job.
Glass itself looks quite stylish. simply attaching some minimalist lenses to the cross-piece might have worked better aesthetically.