* Posts by gwp3

17 posts • joined 27 Mar 2017

'Vast majority of people' are onside with a data grab they know next to nothing about, reckons UK health secretary

gwp3

Re: Theoretically...

Subsidiary of US healthcare firm will run more than 50 GP practices after takeover deal.

https://www.bmj.com/content/372/bmj.n519

and this is not the only such deal.

Brexit travel permits designed to avoid 7,000-lorry jams come January depend on software that won't be finished till April

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Beta?

"Sarah Laouadi, manager of European and international policy at Logistics UK, told The Register that the industry body had seen a version of the system demonstrated on a shared screen, but had not been able to explore the system itself"

Looks like they were shown a Powerpoint presentation.

UK smacks Huawei with banhammer: Buying firm's 5G gear illegal from year's end, mobile networks ordered to rip out all next-gen kit by 2027

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So who is going to pay for this? BT et al being forced to rip out kit bought and installed legally - I expect BT can afford good lawyers.

Health Sec Hancock says UK will use Apple-Google API for virus contact-tracing app after all (even though Apple were right rotters)

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NHS Covid app developers 'tried to block rival symptom trackers'

NHS Covid app developers 'tried to block rival symptom trackers'

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/jun/20/nhs-covid-app-developers-tried-to-block-rival-symptom-trackers

NHSX, the health service technology unit responsible for the government’s failed contact-tracing app, attempted to block rival apps to protect its own, hampering efforts to track the early spread of the coronavirus.

Developers of several apps were urged to stop work by either NHSX or the Ministry of Defence, who told them their apps might distract attention from NHSX’s app when it was launched. Last week the app was abandoned after three months, with work beginning on an alternative design without any deadline.

etc.

Brit MP demands answers from Fujitsu about Horizon IT system after Post Office staff jailed over accounting errors

gwp3

Re: WTF?

You can read that report at:

https://www.private-eye.co.uk/special-reports/justice-lost-in-the-post

Capita, Fujitsu and pals tuck into slices of £3bn London NHS framework

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Pork barrel health

People like to think the UK is not corrupt ...

As Zoom bans spread over privacy concerns, vid-conf biz taps up Stamos as firefighter in totally-not-a-PR-stunt move

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Malware?

I care very much if enables malware to infect my machine.

You want a Y2K crash? FINE! Here's a poorly computer

gwp3
WTF?

It couldn't happen again, could it?

Home Office tells man, 101, his parents must confirm ID

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/feb/12/home-office-tells-man-101-his-parents-must-confirm-id

When the volunteer who helped Palmiero, a great-grandfather, scanned his passport into the EU settled status app to share the biometric data with the Home Office, the system misinterpreted his birth year as 2019 instead of 1919

Aw, look. The UK is still trying really hard to be the 'safest place to be online in the world'

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Re: Nicky Morgan

No - Baroness Morgan of Turncotes.

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Facepalm

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Nicky Morgan said: "With Ofcom at the helm of a proportionate and strong regulatory regime, we have an incredible opportunity to lead the world in building a thriving digital economy, driven by groundbreaking technology, that is trusted by and protects everyone in the UK," while also pledging to keep the internet "vibrant and open".

Morgan is a halfwit, and this "incredible opportunity" guff is proof.

It’s not true no one wants .uk domains – just look at all these Bulgarians who signed up to nab expired addresses

gwp3

Re: Should we just be phasing out .co.uk

"We are not creating 150 new UK business entities every minute" - maybe now that Britannia has been unleashed?

Uncle Sam wants to read your tweets, check out your Instagram, log your email addresses before you enter the Land of the Free on a visa

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Re: don't renounce your US citizenship

Trump is the opposite of dignity.

Decoding the President, because someone has to: Did Trump just blow up concerted US effort to ban Chinese 5G kit?

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Re: 6G?

I hear Gavin Williamson wants us to bypass all this shit and go straight to 7G.

UK.gov to roll out voter ID trials in 2019 local elections

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We don't have ID cards...

Indeed, it is a major characteristic of Britishness. Nor do we fly the national flag in our gardens.

UK.gov should spend more on AI, bleat VCs and consultants. Oh? Why's that then?

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"It sends out a signal and tells the world the UK wants to be a global leader,"

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Sounds like Brexshit.

Nervous Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg passes Turing Test in Congress

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it would be so long, people wouldn't read it.

"If we told people exactly how much information we collect and share, it would be so long, people wouldn't read it."

It should be a legal requirement for the Terms & Conditions to be fewer than 1000 words.

UK digital minister Matt Hancock praises 'crucial role' of encryption

gwp3

Re: Why do you expect it to be big?

who is the xenophobiest of of them all?

- certainly nor the Daily Mirror.

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