Re: No encryption
I use Signal on my smartphone, I won't use What'sApp as it requires pawning my tech soul to Farcebook, and day to day my old dumbphone, which is my *real* phone, can *only* do SMS (so there).
143 posts • joined 31 Oct 2008
Given the plod's continuing abuse of the DNA data they've collected and refused to delete, is anyone expecting anything other than Stazi levels of boots stomping on faces forever.
Hold on, if the boots are stomping on the faces, doesn't that ruin the facial recognition?
It seems now I do less marching on the streets, as that's no bloody use whatsoever, and more funding lawyers to fight for basic rights through the courts. So we have such a broken parliamentary system that we must constantly challenge the government in the courts?
Isn't it three times they've had their air pollution plans defeated in the courts, they've still to produce anything workable, but now they are banging on about wood burning stoves!?
I'm ranting, aren't I. I'll take my dried frog pills.
Your linked article on moral panic posits various tests and this situation fails on all of them.
Firstly, we haven't identified a group to demonise here, unless it is "all drone pilots" which would be ridiculous.
Secondly, there's no gap between the threat and the objective threat as this isn't an objective threat, it really has stopped over 100,000 people from travelling. The hazard is small, a downing of a flight, but the risk is very large, the consequent loss of life.
Thirdly, there's no fluctuation of attention over time. It's just happened and it's been ongoing.
Mostly importantly there's no public hysteria.
Conspiracy theories are invariably posited by nutters and believed by the pathologically credulous. Trying to back up your insanity with totally inappropriate material simply demonstrates your foolishness.
"What the UK government will be most upset about is that the fact it will be no longer be allowed access to the highly secure military-grade signal Public Regulated Service (PRS)"
As I pointed out before, RTFM (Read the Frickin' Material) before you selectively quote, fool.
Recently moved on from the Co-op, both a credit card I'd used for perhaps 20 years and a joint account for more than 5 years.
Online banking offerings are now the main showcase for customers (unfortunately just *after* you've joined) and they are *all* horrible to some degree. The web interface invariable creaks and groans mightily. They are *all* making some kind of basic security error. For example, I opened a TSB account last night and it only allows alpha-numerics in the password.
I moved on from the Co-op when their online offering was upgraded to unusable.
> The biggest problem is when the employee's spouse has a country-specific job/career/profession like law, civil service, teaching
Medicine, just to add to the list. That's my Significant Other's profession and not only would she need fluency in the new language she'd need (some) re-qualification.
It's easy to forget when you're in something like software where you (a) don't need to talk much and (b) don't need any professional qualifications!
> I am one of the co-founders of a very small analytics business in Edinburgh
So, not waiting for the (increasingly likely) IndeyRef 2 or Scotland becoming Canada's 11th province?
If Scotland *had* gone for independence already just imagine how many firms would be thinking about a quick jump north of the border. Culture's pretty similar and you'll pick up the language in no time.
So if Recruiter A forces almost all of its contractor down the IR35 route but Recruiter B sticks up for them, taking on a test case or two, with support from the PCG (now IPSE, it seems), which Recruiter will most contractors choose to work with / refuse to work through?
I hear a death knell for a few spineless recruiters. Quickly followed by the collapse of IR35. Again.
"The only time people should be worried about privacy is when government does more than protection of their lives and liberties."
Actually, I'm *very* concerned about how the government attempts to protect my life and liberty. For example, britain-attempts-brand-journalists-spies
That chance of electoral reform was squandered in the UK by the Lib-Dems being useless in the Coalition: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_Alternative_Vote_referendum,_2011
It works well in Scotland.
I'd never heard of KBC so I looked them up. Perhaps I could just leave this here?
Closed my Farcebook account years ago (no! no more posts about your damn cats, single lady!) but I'm a Yubico key fan, have my v4 on the desk here. More of this, please, and more sites playing catch-up with 2FA.
That said, the more advanced functionality of a Yubico key is far beyond what most can handle. Public/Private Key systems are just too complicated for Mr Average (for example see recent errors by The Grauniad re: WhatsApp).
It is a democracy by this simple definition:
"According to political scientist Larry Diamond, democracy consists of four key elements: (a) A political system for choosing and replacing the government through free and fair elections; (b) The active participation of the people, as citizens, in politics and civic life; (c) Protection of the human rights of all citizens, and (d) A rule of law, in which the laws and procedures apply equally to all citizens."
I'll add my +1 to Andrews & Arnold ISP [http://www.aa.net.uk/] and the Open Rights Group [https://www.openrightsgroup.org/].
I use A&A ISP and the service is good and I pay my subs to the ORG. "Put your money where your mouth is" is a decent idea, I think. (Though my recent political bets on the results of both the EU Referendum and the USA's Presidential Election aren't good examples ...)
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