The British Government should never have allowed the sale of ARM to SoftBank. If ever there was a strategic asset, this was it.
15 posts • joined 27 Jul 2014
Arm China brands itself a 'strategic asset', calls for Beijing's help in boardroom dispute with Brit HQ
Hey, Brits. Your Google data is leaving the EU before you are: Hoard to be shipped from Ireland to US next month
The headline is factually incorrect.The UK is no longer in the EU, so we will not leave it after Google has transferred our data. We are in a transition period during which EU law, including GDPR still apply. If Google breaches GDPR before the end of 2020, it can expect to be very heavily fined by the UK Data Registrar. At the end of 2020, new UK GDPR rules come into effect which are virtually identical to EU GDPR rules, although the two may diverge over time. As I understand it, Google is certified as compliant under the EU–US Privacy Shield framework, in which case it could move all its EU data to the US if it wished.
This is the big Remain lie – we should ignore the referendum because those who voted for Brexit are stupid/ignorant/bigots. What they really mean is that they don't like it. It's just an excuse to ignore the will of the people. I agree that the referendum should have been more specific, but whose fault is that? David Cameron's – and he was a Remainer.
Re: On the day the BoE base rate goes up ?
When I last visited a manager at Lloyds Bank, which wasn't that long ago, his computer was still on Windows XP. They probably use one to run their websites – or perhaps they are using a Sinclair QL. I can't imagine them buying anything as classy as a Nimbus.
TalkTalk seem to be having further problems all over the country. I can't access email from multiple hosts (I don't use TalkTalk's own email). Nor can I access many websites. All this when they've just announced price increases and are attempting to get customers to lock in to new 18 month contracts!