Tag: privacy

You’ve Been Warned…

The database that will store the entire nation’s health records has a series of “backdoors” that will allow police and government bodies to access people’s medical data. And no. It won’t matter if you’ve opted out, as you’re advised to…

Naked lie

Back in February I wrote a very angry sweary blog post about airport scannersand about how the Australian federal government had decided that they’d be installed at all Australian international airports, and I explained, not for the first time, how…

Who said that? Oh. Well, OK, then.

The Telegraph’s Alexis Dormany is suspicious of people like your humble servant who are anonymous on the web, behind noms de plume. Very… unsettling. He is torn between castigating megacorps for wanting to know everything about their customers and damning the…

Oooh, there’s a surprise

Last month on my own blog I wrote that there seemed to be a bizarre game of international keeping up with the Joneses going on in that every nation with a significant News Corp presence seemed determined to be able…

‘Watch The Birdie!’

…but don’t, whatever you do, watch the men dealing with the birdies! Hertfordshire police officers told a photographer he would could be sued thousands of pounds for taking picturesof his neighbour’s garden.Simon Richardson took pictures of Department for Environment, Food…

Clashing Rights…

The father of a 12-year-old boy who hanged himself in his York bedroom says he is planning to challenge a coroner’s handling of the inquest. Mike Wilson said he was “very disappointed” by York Coroner Donald Coverdale’s decision not to…

Some Good News, Some Bad…

The public believes that judges have been too ready to issue gagging orders to enable celebrities and rich business people to protect their privacy, an opinion poll for The Independent discloses today. I can only assume that came as a…

No IDea

Last year the Piss Poor Policies Coalition and U-Turn Cam decided that an ID card was a bad idea. But it seems that son a of a B…..aronet (and alien reptile in disguise) George ‘Slasher’ Osborne is secretly planning to…