"UK banks will receive real-time warnings about threats to their customers' accounts "
Still doesn't mean they'll *do* anything about the security flaws in their systems...
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Still doesn't mean they'll *do* anything about the security flaws in their systems...
> given that the state, being comprised of humans, fucks up, I think it's great that private individuals do what they can to redress the fuck-ups via charity.
As I said, this is not simply a fuck up, it is a *policy* of deliberately fucking people up. The Tories are targetting the poor, the disabled and those who need the support of the State and using them as a scape-goat to blame for the problems which were actually caused by their rich banker mates (who give them big donations and lucrative Directorships in return).
Why should we have to "step up with private charity" when we are already paying taxes to support the people who need it, only for the government to give tax breaks to people who don't need them and, at the same time, flogging off services like the NHS which we bought and paid for?
> I think it's just great that individuals step in to prevent the destititution of their fellows when the State fucks up. [...] Or, as we might say, what in buggery is wrong with charity?
Umm, now I think it's *you* that's not getting it.
Charity like this should *NOT* be necessary, because the State should *NOT* fuck up like this.
It most certainly shouldn't fuck up (or fuck people up) like that as a matter of policy!
"...even the most drug-addled drunkard in the UK isn't living at anything close to that level."
ORLY? What about those people who have been getting the benefits that they are *legally* entitled to and then suddenly find themselves sanctioned because of some phoney ATOS assessment that says "you can pick up a pen, you can work" or those who get sanctioned because they're supposed to apply for X numbers of jobs a week, but the paperwork got mixed up so two weeks' worth of applications get rolled into one and it doesn't matter that they protest "We don't have you down for applying for any jobs this week, you get no benefits for the next month"?
Those, and many others, are the people who are having to visit the rising number of Food Banks in Ian Duncan Smith's "oh-don't-worry-the-economy-is-recovering" country simply to get enough food to be able to survive until, eventually, they might get their benefits back (IIRC over 50% of appeals succeed).
That is a pretty damn good definition of poverty, I think.
> Do you mean to have PARIS mount LOHAN?
Sure, you'd just need a device for Supplementing The Register's Aircraft by Penetrating Orbital Navigator or STRAP-ON for short...
"...to ensure that their customers are who they say they are and are not involved in money laundering activities"
And not, in any way, colluding with them to do exactly that *cough*Barclays*cough*
> As Keith Wallis was in a court of law, and the other officers involved got fired, which sounds like they were held to account.
Oh yes, Matt, they've had a *sound* slap on the wrist and that will *definitely* act as a deterrent to all their fellow officers the next time they decide to try to stitch someone up!
> So please do show how any of the actions carried out by the Met investigating this case was illegal under current UK laws. Oh, and please note that is UK law, not whatever fantasy liberal law you would like to have apply.
Oh dear, Matt, shooting yourself in the foot again? It is *not* UK Law, it's the law of England and Wales since Scotland and Northern Ireland have their own legal systems. Didn't you know this? Perhaps it is you who should be doing more reading...
Meanwhile, of course, you're also engaging in your usual practice of shifting the goalposts to where your shot ended up and declaring that you've scored.
Please try looking at the *first paragraph* of the article and note where it says "Earlier this week we discovered that not only are London's Metropolitan Police rampantly abusing data-snooping laws to hunt down and punish employees who talk to journalists."
Also note where it says "given that the RIPA powers it uses for rifling through innocent people's communications metadata must, legally, be “authorised” by a constable of superintendent rank, the need for such monitoring becomes obvious", now tell me, are they authorising the use of these powers and then not making a note of it (as they are supposed to) or are they just not bothering with such authority at all? Either way they are behaving in a way that is not open nor transparent and certainly not in a way that is compatible with the Common Law principle of the Presumption of Innocence (even though, in your fantasy fascist land that would be the first principle to be disposed of).
As for your comments desperately trying to cover up your error of forgetting to include your usual Ad Hominem, it seems that you have some sort of paranoid conspiracy theory about the Mod being "out to get you"...
Anyone got a tin foil hat for Matt?
> What the UK needs more and more as time goes by is a written binding constitution
Yes, but what said Constitution *also* needs is to be devoid of Weasel Phrases such as "except when needed to investigate crime" or "except during an emergency" or "except for the protection of public health and morals" etc which can be used to effectively neuter any Rights that it contains at any point at which they become inconvenient to TPTB...
> Wow, you really are determined to hate the police!
No, Matt, I am determined that they should be accountable for their actions, that they should behave in a way that is compatible with Human Rights and Civil Liberties legislation and that they should *NOT* have carte blanche to do what the hell they like.
Yes, they should gather intelligence and investigate crime, but not by simply assuming everyone is guilty and grabbing as much information as they can in the vague hope that, somehow, they'll actually find something of use.
PS I'm really not sure what extra credibility the participation of a "journalist" from The Scum gives to your argument.
PPS Oops! You forgot to call me MarsBarBrain...
> What 'innocents'? They were legally investigating a possible crime, by members of the Police force, not 'slurping' anything
You know, Matt, you'd have been an even better Witch-Finder than Matthew Hopkins. Why bother with actually looking for suspects first, just assume that *everyone* is guilty and investigate to your heart's content.
"...that a public sector body should be able to get away with pretending that it doesn't carry out even the most basic of internal compliance auditing..."
What about the notion that our Police are supposed to work in an open and transparent manner for *our* benefit to enforce the law, rather than acting as Judge and Jury behind closed doors in some sort of Star Chamber manner?
Let alone the idea that *they* are not above the law and should be held to at least the same, if not a higher standard, than the rest of us...
I think you're trying for sarcasm.
If so, try harder.
... now everyone involved in this should be arrested for Assisting Terrerism...
... Waaah! They got lotsa snooping powers me want them too...!!!
> I want to know where I can enroll for these free Spying classes
Ah, but the qualification for enrolling in the classes is being able to find them yourself!
> Anyone know of a political party with differing ideologies these days?
"... the end of the world, again"
- Disaster Area
... I do have to say "Who?"
(Followed by "and why should I care?")
There is a big difference between the training that the Police get to drive or ride on Britain's streets and driving or riding on a closed course where there's much less chance of having someone pull out on you or do something equally stupid.
And even then it can go wrong, eg the recent crash involving Prince Harry's motorcycle outrider, but at least they're better prepared.
Let me guess, you've never had any advanced driving training?
In fact, I'd wager that, like 99% of the people out on the road, you've never had *any* more training than what you had to pass your Driving Test which simply means that you've achieved the bare minimum level of competency to be allowed out in charge of a vehicle.
Your local IAM or RoSPA group will almost certainly offer you a free Assessment of your driving skills, why not see just how good you actually are?
Yes, but we all know that, somehow, when any such device crosses the Pond, the exchange rate magically becomes £1 = $1
> Should we actually wait and see if using a watch is a problem before legislating?
* * * * *
The Definition of a Hand-Held Mobile Phone
The Regulation includes any "device, other than a two-way radio, which performs an interactive communication function by transmitting and receiving data".
It states that a "mobile telephone or other device is to be treated as hand-held if it is, or must be, held at some point during the course of making or receiving a call or performing any other interactive communication function". "interactive communication function" includes:
sending or receiving oral or written messages;
sending or receiving facsimile documents;
sending or receiving still or moving images; and
providing access to the internet
* * * * *
> If an emergency vehicle is behind, just keep driving until there is a nice safe place to slow right down or pull over, not hard is it.
... that London is built around a regular grid pattern so they can output their map in nice square blocks that line up with the roads...
Or you could actually supply us with a couple of useful links to back up your vague insinuations of wrong-doing...
"... its main distinguishing feature - is it's black. And the thing about space, the color of space, your basic space color - is it's black. So how are you supposed to see them?"
You forgot "Doesn't force you to accept PayPal which, of course, they own, so they get two bites at the cherry as they take another chunk of your profit"!
Well perhaps that's because they know that Google has been snooping on everyone's e-mails and web searches and so on for ages, so there's got to be some data worth having.
Maybe Google should think about how they could stop this happening...
At the moment, for some reason, parts of Street View appear to be giving black screens.
I was looking for a location near Russell Square in London WC1B 5BB but Street View showed no images, just black.
Other locations, however, worked fine.
Maybe it's an anti-terrorism measure...!!!
*WHY* is this even possible these days?
Is it lack of ability on the part of the telcos or simply lack of giving a damn??
... did they find The Pandorica?
Mines the one with the bow tie in the pocket.
Bow ties are cool...
A few years ago I switched energy suppliers and got a free electricity monitor.
I connected it up and looked at the reading, then went around switching every unnecessary device, charger, tv on standby etc and came back and, lo and behold...
... the bloody reading hadn't changed because I already do that anyway!
So these "Smart Meters" won't save me any money because I'm a Smart Customer!
Meanwhile I have no doubt that a few people in Government have been promised nice little Directorships which will pay them a million quid a year for doing about 12 hours work...
Cui bono? Not us!
No, someone should tell the people making documentaries for the BBC that they shouldn't copy Discovery et al and make an hour-long broadcast that could have been done in 20 minutes if it wasn't for all the padding, repetition and trailing of what is coming up...
And *THAT* Google, is why we, the USERS, need and should control of what apps can actually access on our Android phones!
Supercruise is actually the ability of aircraft to maintain a sustained speed in excess of Mach 1 without using afterburners.
The English Electric Lightning was the first plane to be able to do it, the Concorde did it for most of its flight.
It's called FlashBlock :-)
Well isn't he a complete idiot...
... sorry, was that a knock at the door?
So many of the the issues described can be traced back to a simple source: Money.
Either you have people who are too interested in making money for themselves and their mates to worry about the effects of what they're doing or there are the people who want to and are trying to sort out the problems, but who are told "that's too expensive, do what you can with half the money and, fingers crossed, it will all work out".
Eventually risky practices will be fixed, but usually only after something has gone so catastrophically wrong that they cannot be ignored any more and then, suddenly, money is no object in rectifying them.
Of course only *those* particular problems are fixed, it would be too expensive to sort out *all* the issues (at least until they lead to another disaster...)
... so don't worry your pretty little heads about it...
... is that of high-fives being shared all around the Chocolate Factory...
Translation: Their "line" is an entirely subjective view (possibly only by one person) which, of course, is not subject to question or review because otherwise it would demonstrate just how inconsistent their decision making progress is.
... who was responsible for the "You didn't shut down your computer properly" message, which generally had users screaming at the screen "That's because your f*****g operating system crashed!"
Are people *really* that stupid that because the Islamist group is currently being referred to as ISIS that any business that has a similar name must be linked to them...?
> US-based mobile payment company
Ah, sorry, forget I asked.
And, of course, there won't be any False Positives in there, boys and girls...
Talk about damning with faint praise...!
> For hundreds of years England not only allowed its citizens to have weapons they expected them to have them and be good at it.
Yes, and they had to go and practice the archery every Sunday after Church and be available to be summoned to fight when needed, so people *knew* who they were.
However (judging by your name) you appear to be of the Left-Pondian persuasion (ADDENDUM: Ah, I note from your follow up post that you are indeed) and seem to think that letting anyone have a gun without a licence, without anyone in authority knowing who they are, without background checks, without proof that they actually know how to use it safely and, indeed, without any proof they are actually mentally stable is a good idea.
Then, of course, we get to the situation where everyone has the right to bear arms and thus, many feel the need to do exactly that to protect themselves from all the others who have exactly the same right...
I keep hearing that, but, tell me, when are you going to start the second American Civil War...?
"a draft article by an independent author"
Matt! When did you start writing for Kaspersky?!
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