Also only one l in spelt
293 posts • joined 29 Nov 2011
Sadly el reg is no longer (and hasn't for a very long time) a totally UK staffed site.
Does May have any left?
Re: If you want to truth..
Boils down to this -
Killed by management.
Re: Too Many Errors
Why this one? Coz she's the current Home Sec. If it had been under labour I'd be saying the same thing.
There is something about the office of Home Sec that really brings to the fore the utter disdain the post holder has for the citizenry.
Too Many Errors
She needs to resign. Preferably forced to resign. To highlight how utterly odious the Home Sec actually is.
Well...as I've often said. Too many cowboys in our profession.
I for one am glad RSA did this. I hope to see heads rolling soon. I don't expect it though.
>>"what would be the point of tying up the vetting process with a bunch of teenagers who will have access to absolutely fAll in terms of sensitive data?"
Presumably to avoid GCHQ teaching a bunch of hacking skills or whatever to the latest subversive / terrorist / activist / whatever, I would presume.
If they're not vetting them, then what they're teaching can't be that awesome. Or if it is, they should be vetted. No?
Yes. I fear this is yet more taxpayer money being spunked by some PFY in some obscure government dept in an attempt to follow some vague directive to make it cool for kids. This is not serious. If it were serious they'd be targeting the most promising maths prodigies and the like. The ones winning the appropriate academic accolades.
Reminds me of the ads I keep getting to learn how to become an ethical hacker.
I bet they don't even vet the entrants.
Am surprised this did not get rejected by the ECHR...what a waste of time and money.
When you join a company you sign a contract. The vast amount (if not all) of these contracts state the digital policy in terms of disciplinary action. Most will state that company kit is for company use as well as what would be deemed appropriate kinds of communication.
Unless the contract is illegal there is nothing for the company to answer to.
Andriod rights activists...for a millisecond I thought my smartphone gained sentience.
Then I realised it was someone with too much time on their hands.
Is it reliable?
Of course it is difficult to speculate if you don't have a grasp of their project (how much data, networking etc) but 1.5m seems quite optimistic for a council the size of Southend.
Murphy and his law, along with the associated engineering based corollaries, did not appear out of thin air.
So I guess this means we can call both Labour and the Tories as 'Nanny Statists'?
Or just the Tories?
Authoritarian politically appointed security services managers hooking up with micro tripping libertarian technocrats.
This will not end well.
Still have one somewhere. Have to say that I loved the stinkpad and its nipple. Quite liked the look at the time as well.
ummm...this is not what it seems!
@ Detective Emil
The linage of wankery in the role of Home Sec is long and eminently distinguished.
@ Gordon 10 - unless of course you assume - given the apparent continuity between this and the Labour snoopers charter - that is those same civil servants in Whitehall or more likely Cheltenham driving this.
Ironic since GCHQ already has most of this anyway - so its probably just an attempt to get the storage costs off their books and onto the ISP's.
Well...firstly the previous Labour gov was Blairite. This kind of thing was/is literally right up their ally, given the enjoyment they seemed to have with their fear mongering. So for there to have been a continuation was quite natural as the Tories also enjoy rule through fear. These things will have the hand of the civil service in the game of course. However the lead is always from the politicians.
Having said all that I do think you are spot on with your last sentence
@ Voland's right hand
Despite my loathing of politicians I do think that there are some who are not batshit insane. My fear is that we eventually end up having a political milieu like that in the US where the insanity is quite evident.
This kind of thing (topic) tends to engender, or perhaps empower the insanity.
Sometimes I wonder if part of the political process should include screening for psychopathy.
If its on the internet...
Not just a smart arse saying but very much a needed default setting. And even then I was duped several times this year with click bait.
Frankly the behaviour is no better than spammers. Who frankly have the morals of someone with no morals.
@ unwarranted triumphalism
I bet JF is glad all these armchair statisticians / electrical supply / datacentre experts are here to give him the benefit of their wisdom after the fact and tell him what he did wrong.
I thought my post was quite clearly aimed at management, not the poster.
I am a manager. That his manager was not capable of dealing with this issue is not the fault of JF. If I were JF's manager I would be mortified to have taken the attitude of his manager.
It's not just for programmers.
This is just a massive catalog of errors and really there should be some rolling of heads. Mainly management. As usual. I am speaking as a manager.
It has already been mentioned in the comments that there were a number of issues not dealt with, which are the responsibility of management. IT management that. One of the golden rules of IT is that any activity in the machine room must absolutely be regulated. To that end I removed our company President off the mag lock door ACL. The guy has no reason to be there. If he does then he'll be escorted.
Any power works within a DC is not minor. I have to ask where the work orders were from the sparkies. Had they been dry runned? Amazing what you remember when you go through each step.
No roll back scheme either?
I am pretty speechless but not at all surprised that this happened. Too many utterly incompetent people in IT these days.
How many companies vet these 'cyber'* security professionals?
* Cyber - swear to fuck this use needs to end.
This here is a prime example why security not just something to do with encryption and access control lists.
One might wonder how this could be a security issue if it is a matter of someone leaving the organisation, willingly or unwillingly. If your company does not have a defined leavers policy then I would be hard pushed to say that it was a professional organisation. That leavers policy includes the process for immediate termination. In that process there has to be a section that ensures handover of work or an equitable agreement to provide a handover. That this was a redundancy means that this action was planned to happen. Why is it security? Well...the company just spunked its yearly budget on one item. A hundred grand loss can sink some companies, impact harshly on others. If that is not a security issue...(yes I am one of those that believes security cannot be segmented by operation. Security must cover any scenario that has a negative impact on the business).
If neither the IT Manager or Director (or deputy) did not ask for project or work updates, well that is inexcusable.
Re: I personally have no problem with this at all
Irrelevant to my post which was in reply to a scenario stating that MP's would need to post all their emails etc. A massive and damaging intrusion on what is left of the democratic process. Whether or not an ISP is hacked is really not something covered by the Wilson Doctrine.
Not that this doctrine has prevented the security services from getting their hands dirty.
Re: I personally have no problem with this at all
Wilson Doctrine lol
Re: I haven't heared so much bull$h1t since the last time she stood up...
Better not try to access those dodgy pr0n sites either...
Re: Cautiously optimistic [Emergency provision]
@king_tut - Indeed they do...if the Home Sec is of the mind that these processes should be made public or kept secret 'due to the operational nature of these processes, giving details of operational matters has the capability of compromising our intelligence services'.
Of course if this was indeed a piece of legislation intended to protect 'us' there would not be a need for any political input. I do not see any circumstance where there is any need of a political decision. Either a request meets the criteria for intercept or it does not.
The Home Sec handled something like 1400 requests last year. How is that good for democracy when there is no oversight of the politician?
Re: Cautiously optimistic
You see the thing is that there is a provision for 'emergency action' where a judge is not required to ok the intercept. Emergency action seems to be defined as "where life is at immediate risk". Well...we all know how these provisions are used...
So who are the experts advising him? CESG?
The Prince was not a realistic proposal.
So you are advocating that Article 12 is enough? Have to applaud your optimism.
Indeed Facebook seems to be having issues...
on edit (and cheers for the down vote...totally deserved) seems it was a blip at dear old facebook.
As for the IP addressing issue...I'd probably look at external IPv6 and internally stick with v4.
Re: New MBA textbook case coming...
Crapita....synergising value through nutritional delivery systems for all individual contributors, ensuring exceptional customer experiences
I will now kill myself.
There is a reason!
They are known as Crapita.
Reckon there are....
The local venacular is Dog, which only a Geordi can tell you the reason why....
Re: "Operation Woollen-GoldFish"
Is it called WOPR?
Someone call th3j35t3r!
Re: @ IT Hack
@ Tim Worstall
Up vote for the Jetsons. Dammit.
So all those wonderful Talibaptist types in the US who want to legislate the level of control a woman has regarding her body are...?
Re: @ IT Hack
In this there is no maybe. Either he did or he did not.
To me it is a rebuttal. Direct or otherwise. It is still a rebuttal. If Mr Worstall has given Mr Morozov a link to his article (and stating in the article that he had given Morozov a link) so Morozov has an opportunity to reply fair enough. But that is also not the case.
The point is not a discussion with a "2 right wing people and the entirety of the green party support/a few labour" but rather with Morozov.
As for the level of intelligence of people who read the Guardian I have no idea as I don't read that paper/comments section on even an irregular basis.
In terms of an intro, well at least we agree on something! ;)
In terms of other opinion I would point out that if that was the case then this article would be an embarrassment to any real journalist. Because what has been written is in essence a hatchet job.
Really the reg ought to stay away from surious op-eds and concentrate on the stuff that the Reg is good at.
Re: @ IT Hack
Given that this is an attempt at a rebutal the logical place to put that rebuttal would be...? Yes. The original article where the person being rebutted has an opportunity to reply to the rebuttal.
It really is that simple.
Isn't this better suited in the comments section of the Guardian article?
Interesting. Any links to reputable sources?
Please can we keep politicians away from talking about technology please? All they end up doing is embarrassing themselves, panic the moronics in our society and generally fuck things up.
Liam Maxwell - recruitment agent.
Same old same old
Neighbourhood tough guy oversteps boundaries…again.
This is getting very tiresome.