* Posts by Grahame

3 posts • joined 7 Mar 2008

UK's visa fingerprint system fails

Grahame
Happy

Fast paced public sector

"Then she was told the system was down, and had been intermittently since the 2nd. Staff were unable to tell her when it would be working again" ...

"A Home Office spokesperson said: “We can confirm that there was a small issue with our on-line visa application process but this was quickly fixed by the 6/4.""

Small issue, quickly fixed. Oh.. how relaxed the life of a Home Office techie must be..

UK.gov plans central database for all your communications

Grahame

Internet Usage Stats?

So what’s the betting they use this information to prosecute illegal downloaders by applying the same principles as the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. I guess it will go something like this:-

They will specify an amount of ‘unidentified income’ in this case bandwidth, then issue of confiscation order based on a value per megabyte. You will of course get the chance to offset this at a hearing as long as you can prove the bandwidth was not used for illegal file transfers.

Or more likely, they will just create a new internet tax.

Home Secretary in ID card gaffe

Grahame
Coat

Impenetrable...

As the data vaults of a Liechtenstein bank?

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