5 posts • joined 9 Jun 2010
I don't understand your point, a flat rate means that they pay the press association, getty et al a flat rate monthly and can use any number of their images for the stories they are covering. Therefore choosing a stock image of their own building costs them nothing, they have effectively already paid for it, and in no way is that a waste of public funds, they simply chose a more appropriate image for the story.
Hopefully that has cleared things up.
The BBC gets stock imagery at a flat rate regardless of how many images it uses from most of the large photo agencies, these would have cost them nothing, this is a non-article. http://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/graphics/icons/comment/thumb_down_32.png
Silly google fanboy
There are too many silly little Google fanboys http://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/graphics/icons/comment/jobs_halo_32.png out there desperately trying to defend this deceitful mammoth of a company which makes millions by peddling private information for advertising and directing people to actual content. I believe countries should stand up for their laws, laws there to protect everyone not just the tech savy nerds.
It's basically tantamount to rummaging through your bins because you left them outside and keeping all your letters statements and receipts that you didn't shred.
Try to understand the relevance and growing significance of privacy of personal information before you profess your own great intelligence, try reading more http://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/graphics/icons/comment/fail_32.png
You seem confused
I don't think you understood or read the audit properly.http://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/graphics/icons/comment/fail_32.png It was clearly not an accident 32 files of code don't get written by mistake with a patent pending. So there is an obvious need to look into their intentions.
I for one would love to see them sued in every location they stole information, it needs to be made clear one cannot creep around outside people's homes with a camera taking photos and stealing their private information from sweaty little cars.
wardriving? they weren't looking for free internet little man