* Posts by Chris the bean counter

6 posts • joined 6 Nov 2018

Telecoms kit supplier shut down for carrying on work of two firms that had been... shut down

Chris the bean counter

Companies House have no power to remove a Director

Companies House are in practice exempt from the Government rules that Banks and others have to follow for KYC (Know Your Customer) and AML (Anti Money Laundering)

Companies House do not check if a Director is disqualified by bankruptcy and if notified they still cannot remove the person from the Register nor inform the Insolvency Service. Following is the Boilerplate sent by Companies House if violations are reported :-

"Companies House (CH) have limited powers and our main role under current parliamentary legislation only allows us to register and display information to the public. We do not have any powers of investigation beyond requesting that a director who is disqualified or is an undischarged bankrupt, terminates their appointments to active companies."

This failure is the partial reason fro many frauds and happened due to business lobbyists who would prefer companies house to be toothless and underfunded.

From my limited Knowledge I think the Insolvency service is more competent

U wot, m8? OMG SMS is back from dead

Chris the bean counter

Google should throw money at Apple to cooperate with RCS.

With Apples cooperation (using Apples higher standards of security and privacy) RCS would kill WhatsApp and all other messenger services.

If some optional social networking functionality could be added such as status updates, location checkins and photo loading this would hurt Facebook badly as it is all that most people want from a social network.

You think election meddling is bad now? Buckle up for 2020, US intel chief tells Congress

Chris the bean counter

Taiwan cyber spying

I expect both China and Taiwan spies have heavily infiltrated each others agencies and key companies.

China is very vulnerable to hacking given its centralised payment and communication systems. Authoritarian regimes are also surprisingly fragile.

Would be interesting what cooperation there is between Taiwan and the Five Eyes

Mything the point: The AI renaissance is simply expensive hardware and PR thrown at an old idea

Chris the bean counter

Personal Assistant

For decades products have been marketed as intelligent.

Usually uses an example of booking a flight automatically based on a diary entry.

When Serge Brin sacks his human Personal assistants I will start to take this seriously.

UK.gov to roll out voter ID trials in 2019 local elections

Chris the bean counter

Postal votes is where the fraud happens

Massive fraud by canvassers and organisations especially at local authority elections.

Postal votes should be heavily restricted to disabled and government employees overseas.

Fraud is always more tempting when not in person.

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