Do we still have the helicopter icon?
We need that one back, please.
Ever wonder whether the UK's listening post, GCHQ – the Government Communications Headquarters – was tuning in to your life a little too closely? Well, now you may be able to find out, thanks to an online campaign launched by spy-botherers Privacy International (PI). There is a bit of a catch, as you'll see. Just a bit of a …
Surely by willfully providing the information, you are opening the floodgates to future exploits and security measures no matter whether it's a charity or not!
If you are not on the list, you soon will be..
Go on you know you want to check it out!
...but I can already sense the first wave of phishing spam from identity thieves claiming to be from Privacy International, and saying that they can find out if the GCHQ has been spying on me if I'll just send them my name/address/email password/mobile phone number/credit card info.
After all, I've already gotten three phishing spams from people claiming that they can find out if my non-existent Ashley Madison account has been compromised.
and www.google.com, www.microsoft.live.com, www.apple.com, *.gov, a hundred thousand emails servers, a million forums etc etc etc
It's basically called the Internet.... and the details of your personal lives are now it's bloodline for the vampirical beast known as "commerce".
As far as the Government is concerned we are all potential terrorists/malcontents/trouble makers/etc with "something to hide".
I'll put my hands up to being a malcontent/trouble maker in my head but I draw the line somewhere sensible when it come to things I will do.
The Government doesn't know what a line is.
they hadn't a clue what went on in the Uni computer centre. We could have been eating babies and throwing the bones out the window for all they knew.
However, they *did* have an awfully good idea of what was going on in real life. To the extent that when I started some offline research for an idea I had for a project to do some serious data crunching, I was approached and gently persuaded that maybe another avenue would be more productive.
Bearing in mind this was pre internet days, when things written down stayed where they were unless they were faxed, and the only people who knew what the project was were my supervisor, course colleagues, and a couple of people in the local authority.
In the intervening 27 years, I find it illuminating that no-one has - publicly at least - attempted to pick up my project. Given the "big data" buzz, it should have been the first idea in many peoples heads. The silence is suggestive.
A very intriguing post. I'd love to ask you to provide further details of your project, but that would rather give the game away as to your identity. I've a reasonable understanding of big data, and whatever it is you think everyone else has missed, well, I'm most certainly missing it too.
Have you thought about resurrecting your project? The world has moved on a lot from the 80s, so you may find the powers that be more receptive?
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