Just call it the "Canute" bill....
611 posts • joined 6 Jul 2011
Wow, what a lovely early Christmas present for Australians: A crypto-busting super-snoop law passes just in time
US told to quit sharing data with human rights-violating surveillance regime. Which one, you ask? That'd be the UK
Re: People in glass houses ...
That'll happen: Not
Seriously...is anyone asking what these outside resource organisations are doing with the NHS data they now have access to?
After all: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/11/14/google_swallows_up_deepmind_health_and_abolishes_independent_board/
My Grandchildren (12/9/8yrs) know how to use the schools computers/ipads better than the teachers....this is not going to end well
(sexually-frustrated adults being shown the way to access porn by their kids)
Re: "So sex is almost three times more popular than good food, apparently."
Because good food costs....and we're British
My iphone 4S is still working......so that's 4 years now.....a bit slow to load twatter...but that's ok..
Re: "a 10% rise in food prices due to the weather"
I have to buy more food, not because I'm more hungry, but because the sizes of the foodstuffs keep decreasing...while the packing stays the same...except milk...
Re: When Booking-Travel now the first thing I usually do is:
Re: may not have been invited to ... child immunisation, bowel cancer screening
The bowel cancer screening results *letter* tells you you probably don't have it. Also that just because the results did not detect any, it doesn't mean you have none....
As for child immunisation...parents opting for the "fuck-off I don't want my child immunised" option are increasing every time a newspaper prints a "immunisation leads to autism" story...
Re: @AC ... eh?
Because we have a reduced refinery capacity now....we import over 10 million tonnes of oil products into the UK each year, and it's increasing.
Has anyone though of how the trucks stacked waiting are going to be fed/fuelled/ and how the drivers hygiene needs are going to be met?
It's going to be one smelly motorway, quite soon...
The SIMS software was what started Capita, as SIMS systems....years ago...you'd have thought they would have got it right by now...
Pretty sure that if the "red button" is pressed, without approval of the yanks, a little sign will pop-up: "please speak nicely to POTUS"
Re: Oh, The Magic of Clockwork Theory Strikes Again
It's about red buses with imaginary gifts to the NHS on the side?
Not aircraftless...got two now...they flew over a week ago...
Plenty of proof mate...just look at parliament...loads of artificial intelligences there
Re: Machines instead of GPs
Speaking personally....from the GP consultation of lower abdominal pain, to the blood test of raised PSA, then MRI and onto biopsy, took 3 weeks. MRI performed at 1830z on a Saturday evening (the MRI suite is run 24/7)...pre-op assessment at 1745z, Friday. Biopsy a week later. It would have been a few days faster, but I dithered a bit over having biopsy probes inserted into me via the area between my legs. The other route is through the wall of the rectum...
Re: It's just a BS "reason" to allow patient data to be sold off
Then use MRI for the scans...
Current detection for prostate cancer starts with basic (PSA/DRE) then onto an MRI scan lower abdomen/pelvis...if anything suspicious is detected then a prostate biopsy is arranged using the MRI scan overlaid with an ultrasound image to sample the area of interest.. Quite frankly, modern xray machines use much lower doses...and even CT scanners use less now, than xray machines did 20 years ago.
There aren't any nice people there....unless you back it up with cash...then they're all nice.
And the ICO would also like the CA servers passwords...which they have been refused...
I was with SKY, then they upped the subscription to £30/month, for 3.5Mbps.
So went to NOWTV (SKY!) for £20/month and 37Mbps...using the same copper line....hmmmm
Re: EU friends apparantly
24, plus extras. But we will have to purchase licences for core technology as well..if they will allow their use. Maybe better to just give-up on the idea of everyone not-driving autonomous vehicles..
Re: And that's exactly why...
Not so much Facebook, but everything...cleaner-apps...navigation-apps...find-the-wifi-apps...every single app for every single thing contains a long list of permissions attached...
Re: From the department of bleeding obvious
Sure...just so you know, we will be reliant upon the "public" facing GPS, which can be switched-off as the controllers want, or made inaccurate as they want.
Also, Galileo is better (theoretically) than either the USA/Russian?Chinese systems...
Presumably, SSTL will be departing for EU pastures new soon then...
Re: and Pigs might fly a.k.a F-35
Russia has plenty of low frequency radar...so the stealth aircraft will also stick out like a sore thumb...
Re: It's not RAF nor UK It's Nato ...
Not so... Massive re-arming, design and planing have been performed on Ru forces since 2008... http://carnegieendowment.org/2017/05/03/assessing-russia-s-reorganized-and-rearmed-military-pub-69853
Plenty of sources quoted..
Except their "stealth" capability doesn't work if a low-frequency radar is in use....
And if it disappears, I've saved it!! (no confidence in any govt documents getting frequent hits staying available for long!)
The NHS data, even the highly personal data, has been available to the DWP for years, and is shared with various departments of local councils.
That's without the Digital economy Act...which authorised data sharing between all govt departments.
Here is the NHS confidentiality policy...
Re: I wonder....
If you're a VAT registered company, you claim it back...
It's cold = wear a face mask
It's summer = wear a face mask to filter the traffic pollution
All very interesting.
Now, about the road outside.
Terraced houses, with around 1.5 cars per house. No off-road parking. I'm sure the picture is familiar.
Try charging your car with a footpath in-between the house and car. Try charging it from the on-road charger, which won't get installed anytime soon, because the local substation cannot handle the extra load. Never mind balancing the load...
Re: And if there are any problems just call our hotline
Virgin media have customer services?
I suppose that's called progress....when does it start?
I just wonder when/if Crapita goes-down, what happens to all this sensitive data they have been amassing?
VAT and payroll taxes are paid by consumers and employees.......
But good idea...we'll set VAT on apple products at 100%....
Re: "...the company has agreed..."
But...HMRC is run by the BIG 4 accountancy companies!!
Re: Brave New World
Vat is chargeable on the fuel price PLUS the fuel tax....
Re: The 2 heads of Worzel ..Slurping WiFI/Daily location data to enforce the BBC Licence Fee?
Dunno about that.
They send a letter to my flat every three months threatening me with court if I don't buy a TV licence.
Addressed to the guy who used to live there a few years ago, until he died.
I even told them he was no longer living.
They then asked me if I had his new address.
They still send threats to my address...
Re: Crapita public wifi ????
Crapita won't actually do it, they'll outsource the contract to others...we all know that.
So..the new bill gives the govt extremely wide "rights" to allow third parties, outside govt, to process data collected by govt (depts) for whatever reason they want...including collected health data, down to individual level, and you're moaning about "data fetishists"?
Remind me again about the massive amount of personal hospital health data released to organisations, unanonymised?
Re: How is this different than birdstrike?
Re: Telly Tax or Adverts
They pay others.
Star Trek Discovery is quite good...
I think they know that!
I think they don't care, they want all devices easily decryptable...
Re: Tesla semi?
Just get used to being cold...the heater is thirsty on current...
Re: About those aircraft
Remind me....hasn't this aircraft cost over $1.4 trillion so far, and has a list of faults/problems that get longer each week?
They cost over £12 billion for two, with another £5 billion for aircraft, and are easily destroyed in a major conflict.
More navy willy-waving.
Re: This strikes me as a bad idea in some cases
That depends upon your location.
For instance, if you are arrested at Wellingborough/Rushden, you will go to Kettering.
That is the nearest custody suite.
There are a very large quantity of locations where you will travel/be taken over 20 miles to the nearest place with detention facilities/room for questioning, with recording facilities.
I suspect that a considerable alteration to PACE will be needed, since the current recording media is required to be incapable of later alteration: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/177009/response/460589/attach/12/PACE%20Code%20E.pdf
The current body-worn video/audio recorders do not meet the legal requirements currently in force, and would be inadmissible in court.
In short, this seems deliberate circumvention of the legal requirements needed for suspect questioning.
Doubtless we will see more shrill cries from the Nazi-media, sorry-the sun/mail/telegraph, when cases are thrown out.....
This is the UK.
It doesn't "do" smart.
Look at the government......
I hope they see something interesting on mine....
Shit...it's in a wallet!
Every day hundreds of thousands of patients records, in paper-form, is transported around the country.
If you see a consultant, your paper records precede you.
Go into hospital?
They're there first!
They're not kept there either, after you get out, or die, they're transported to storage.
Complicating things now is the requirement that the same system has to provide the records to private healthcare companies outside the NHS.
And for those who think we're neck-deep in management, we're not.
Some 4.5% of NHS employees are primarily admin (1.3 million workforce (ish)), compared to a commercial company admin headcount of around 15%.
Lots of those are retiring...and getting new employees up to spec on a system heavily dependent on encyclopaedia sized volumes of paper records is hard work.
There are porters wheeling hundreds of KG of paper records around every hospital...every day....delivering them to wards and clinics. So got lost?
And you're surprised?
Wait 'til they're all digitised...then get lost in their entirety...