* Posts by JohnMurray

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Trial date set for Brit police 'copter coppers over spying-on-doggers claims

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Public sex is not illegal in the UK.

Causing offence by having sex in public CAN be an offence IF observed.

However, observing people naked/engaged in sexual acts, without their knowledge and/or consent is illegal: AND it is a serious sexual offence.

So is the use of cameras to record the scenes.

I think sentencing guidelines still start at 6 months suspended plus mandatory registration on the sex offenders register.

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Brit smart streetlight bods Telensa named 'global market leader'

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Re: No video transmitted

http://www.telensa.com/unb-wireless/

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Re: speeding fines

As long as they can extract a vehicle index plate number, they'll be happy.

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Re: @Ledswinger

Light reflected off person in sodum-light-illuminated area; minimal.

Light-reflected-off-person in LED illuminated area = much more.

A personal observation of course...but I have noted that road workers at night are MUCH easier to see in the LED illuminated areas, the Hi-Viz is much more visible. Translate that to kids walking along a road.

The lighting is being adapted in my town (Bedford) as a rapid-rollout..on the same lighting poles as the Sodium lights they are replacing.

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British politicians sign off on surveillance law, now it's over to the Queen

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Re: As Usual - it's unworkable

I think you'll find that benefit disasters apart, various government agencies (GCHQ) are really quite good at handling vast amounts of data...and GCHQ USA (NSA) are better...and neither could really give a shit who is in power..

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Re: Sense of proportion

Really..the government could not give a shit about terrorists...they have more to fear from losing elections, or the people eventually finding-out that they have been selling them down the road from year one. The scandal of the expensesgate, where people found out that they were paying for floating birdhouses on ponds, lawn drainage installation and flats for mistresses has now faded, and that information is now no longer available. Now it's payback time....peoples memories are short.

Once upon a time we had care.data.....well, we still have it, it's just gone underground for now. And all your identifiable hospital data has already been sold anyway....

This is not about protecting people, keeping your children secure (capita has your childrens data....secure? !!) or protecting you from bombs on the underground....

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Re: What happens

No early elections

Fixed term parliament act.

5 years.

Unless they wander through repealing it..which could take months and months...

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Re: So, El-Reg

Now the act has been passed, it can be amended to include banning privacy-enhancing tools at a later date. AND without parliamentary scrutiny.

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Brace yourselves! Blighty is turning to AI for help

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Best idea I've heard from .gov.uk EVER.

ANY intelligence in government is a good idea. Pity about the lack of natural intelligence...still, artificial is better than none..

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Brexit may not mean Brexit at all: UK.gov loses Article 50 lawsuit

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Good idea.

Three ways:

Lose a vote of no confidence

A two-thirds majority of the entire HoC

Revoke the fixed-term act

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Uber, Lyft drivers shamed for 'racial bias' by uni eggheads

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If it's anything like here, I'll bet drunk female passengers have a queue of drivers.......

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That UK law that'll share Brits' private info among govt departments? Yeah, that'll need oversight

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The "experts" on data security are missing the point....their proposals will hinder the government in its acquisition and use of peoples data...I have seen nothing from government that leads me to believe that they wish to be hindered, or have any control put upon them.

While people seem to believe that care.data is behind them, this would seem to be yet another attempt, by government, to bypass any control upon them.

Please do not forget, before care.data got "shelved", highly personal data from hospitals had already been dispersed to the private sector...

I have seen NO interest from government to have their data acquisition controlled, just attempt after attempt to get law on the books by the back-door..

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Confirmed: UK police forces own IMSI grabbers, but keeping schtum on use

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Try Norfolk. Large areas struggle with 2G! With the amount of Air Force bases in the place, you would expect spoof 4G to be wall-to-wall!

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Scrapped NHS care.data ballsup cost taxpayer almost £8m

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But...But:

"NHS handed over GP data to 150 groups against patients' wishes"

http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/your-practice/practice-topics/it/nhs-handed-over-gp-data-to-150-groups-against-patients-wishes/20032882.article

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I want to remotely disable Londoners' cars, says Met's top cop

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Re: The Silliest Idea Ever?

With more and more cars connected to the mobile network via GSMA, all they need is the imei of the mobile, and shut the car down..

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Re: Because Criminals will follow the rules?

Carbs?

Fuel injectors!

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Re: "they 'merely' want a directed EMP "

Accidentally?

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That Public Health study? No, it didn't say 'don't do chemo'

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There is also the high probability of a media second-agenda behind the "story".

Still, when all chemo is stopped because of the "risk", and cancer deaths go through the roof, the media can then start a "why are thousands more dying from cancer in NHS hospitals" story?

Gotta love the media: Win-win, either way is a winner for them.

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Watch the world's biggest 'flying bum' go arse over tit in a crash

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Now with a recovered Hanger, paid for by the builder of the new village currently being built around the airfield.

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Sex ban IT man loses appeal – but judge labels order 'unpoliceable'

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Re: downvote here

They downsized social services some years ago.

The police are always moaning that they are now social workers as well as law enforcers.

The discharge provisions are what you should look at: The court cannot discharge the order. It can only be discharged by agreement between the person AND the police,or by the police. Not the court who imposed it, without police consent.

And while he has committed no offence, breach of the order is an offence and carries a custodial sentence.

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Uber and Volvo take on Ford in race to launch self-driving vehicles

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Re: DRL show when a car is running

Most car drivers can't spot a bike with its lights on and the rider in dayglo kit.

Most truck drivers can't spot anything.

All cab drivers are wankers, most have one headlight not working!

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It'll kill dogging.

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New UK trade deals would not compensate for loss of single market membership

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Re: Good grief.

"Incidentally, I'm probably hopelessly old-fashioned, but I rather thought that British political discourse was based on reasonable discussion, considered arguments and respect for one's opponent. Not shouting at them like you're in a pub brawl after six pints"

But..but...

We've got bigger bombs than them...

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Re: Brexit...

A lot of voters have forgotten who the previous conservative leader was.....in a year many will have forgotten what the referendum was about. By the time of the next election, many voters will have a hard time remembering their name...

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Re: Trade deficits also need to be taken into account

The people who buy/lease BMW and Mercedes cars/vans are not going to be bothered about a minor tariff .... they'll just drop a few percent off the list price and increase the parts price...

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Re: Looks like "Red Ken" Livinstone had it right so far.

Good old UK.

Still parasitic on other nations.

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Re: @Tom7

I'll wait for 5 years or so....we're in the EU for a minimum of 2 years from the date that art50 is invoked. So looks like we're in the EU until 2020...until the both leavers and remainers don't know what will happen.

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Re: @ H in The Hague

Regulations governing standards/quality are applied not only to finished products, but every component within it. You cannot export a car without compliance in total. Not only that, but when you ship the finished goods, they will be held for inspection. Try running a just-in-time operation with that arrival lag. Presumably the re-vamped UK regulations will be exactly the same as EU existing regulations, or is it to be a ditto re goods arriving inspections. Now I hear we are going to try to creep back into the EEA via the EFTA rear entrance at a massive financial disadvantage, and the ffff-four freedoms will still be there. Weird. Vote leave to remain.

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Some benefits of digital health to NHS may be delayed by consent model consultation – expert

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Stranger and stranger.....

http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/home/finance-and-practice-life-news/gps-excluded-from-consultations-over-secret-plans-for-general-practice/20032477.article

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https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/single_national_gp_dataset_2

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"One of the schemes to replace care.data is called the “Single GP dataset”. The government’s review into care.data proposes to send all patient records from family GPs to the central database without the express consent of patients. Once in the system, it can be “sold” to any customers of the ‘Health and Social Care Information centre”, including private companies.

The government buried this announcement on the day of the report into the Iraq War. It is hoping no one will notice this new land grab on our medical records. We can’t allow the government to sneak out the same medical record data scheme under a different name.

Our community successfully fought the original care.data scheme. Thanks to the power of our community we rose up and forced the government to backtrack and ultimately scrap the scheme. Now the government is hoping to flog off our medical records, but this time under a new name and without those pesky safeguards. We have to act to stop the privatisation of our medical records"

Change.org seems to be worrying!

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Never Going To Happen.

Opt-out allows for the fact that they don't really want your data to be confidential.

Samples sent from sexual health clinics to pathology are anonymised by using postcode and DOB....

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If you think this is a problem that is ever going to be solved, you have not read this:

http://digital.nhs.uk/article/3638/Personal-data-access-FAQs

Note that local authorities can hold your health data for some/various reasons...that alone is a recipe for leaks....

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Violence, vandals and vomit: London's naughtiest tech Tube stations revealed

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https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/apr/04/transport-for-london-found-way-to-stop-you-being-groped-on-tube

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iOS update kills jailbreak

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I guess jailbreak users may be even more peeved....or not..

CVE-2016-4654: Team Pangu

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Alleged Aussie plum plucker pleads guilty to motel tissue swipe

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Good job Jeremy Hunt has gone.

He'd have head-hunted the guy...

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Blighty will have a whopping 24 F-35B jets by 2023 – MoD minister

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Expensive toys for expensive boys.

Carrier group meets cheap tactical nuclear missile/shell: carrier group 0: nuke 1

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So when a carrier has a full complement of aircraft, their cost will exceed that of the ship?

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What Brexit means for you as a motorist

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And after we stagger out of the EU, everything you buy from there will have VAT charged (as now) and import tax charged...

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Re: Insurance may go down?

Income tax at 33%, 60% and "pay some if you feel like it please Mr Branson/Murdoch/Barclay/Rothmere"

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Re: Speculation

People that buy Mercedes or BMW are unlikely to bother much over a few percent tariff....and cars made in this country will have parts made abroad, which will also, if we foresake free trade, have an import tariff imposed upon them.

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Re: On the plus side... (bloody US operates a visa waiver for the UK)

Because of the long list of exemptions from the VWP...

Which includes traffic convictions...and certain diseases..

And they do know, because of information exchange between the UK and US.

And they will know lots more as soon as the EU stops interfering in us giving personal data away to Uncle Sam/Tom/ETC

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Botnet-powered ballot stuffing suspected in 2nd referendum petition

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Re: The debate

They bought an annuity. Fixed income. The problems are going to be faced by those buying pensions now. Baby-Boomers: Always handing their troubles to the upcoming generation!!

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Mandarins plotted to water down EU data protection regs

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Re: And these are the people...

The Scottish gov already have a webpage for possible future citizens:

http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2013/11/9348/11

Alternatively, if you have Irish parents/grandparents, you can go for that option.

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Tor torpedoed! Tesco Bank app won't run with privacy tool installed

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If you don't like it: Don't use Tescrap Banking.

Problem solved. They're only skimming a deal out of providing an alternate route to services you can obtain directly from the bank group Tescrap use.

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Patent trolls, innovation and Brexit: What the FT won't tell you

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And if we depart, our sold products will surely have problems abroad anyway if they infringe upon a patent...

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You should have put

#voteleave at the bottom of your post.

Well, I'll put:

#voteremain

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UK Home Office is creating mega database by stitching together ALL its gov records

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That data-sharing agreement with the US state dept still existing then?

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TalkTalk scam-scammers still scam-scamming

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If they really wanted to gain access/details then they'd have someone call who:

Couldn't speak understandable English.

Read from a script, and gets confused when questioned then goes back a few steps to start again.

Had no idea what data plan you are on, or its cost.

Just like all contact with talkcrap....

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British cops to film you with 59k body-worn cameras by end of year

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Re: Chain of evidence in the cloud

https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisations/documents/1542/cctv-code-of-practice.pdf

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