"The proposed UK data protection framework would give unprecedented freedom to reuse personal data against the will of the individuals concerned, for good and bad purposes alike. The few remaining legal boundaries would be undermined in practice by watered down accountability rules, weaker supervision, and increased bureaucracy for individuals seeking redress."
Suicide mention, Instagram
Lawmakers Ask Zuckerberg to Drop 'Instagram for Kids' After Report Says App Made Kids Suicidal
Express VPN helped the UAE hack its customers
politics of the uk
Government says discrimination against black people and Travellers ‘objectively justified’ with new laws
Why on earth is the Government mucking about with our privacy laws?
The uk plans to water down GDPR. As predicted this is bad
uk politics, labour ridiculousness
Labour tells its members that it considers political disagreement a hate crime.
UK Politics. Labour party shittiness
UK Labour party trying to expel the chair of the Young Labour organisation for opposing transphobia.
Spring tears down math geek t-shirt listing because it dared to mention the trademarked word 'zeta'
An American company owns the trademark on every letter in the Greek alphabet so this guy’s maths t-shirt got banned. Pure stupidity.
UK military unit in Colombia ‘assisted’ police force that killed 63 protesters
"In summary, it appears that Sky subscribers aren’t being directly monitored per se, but the servers they draw most bandwidth from are being noted by Sky and that data is being forwarded for anti-piracy enforcement."
"Sky is compiling data on which IP addresses subscribers are pulling most data from during (and potentially before) *sports*match or event times. Sky then uploads the highest-trafficked IP addresses along with the port the traffic is streamed on to the S3 bucket mentioned above, every five minutes. It is then accessed by the anti-piracy company which, every five minutes, extracts the IP, bandwidth rate, and the port number that bandwidth is on."
Total corruption in Britain as usual
GCHQ contiued access to UK citizens health data directly from the NHS
Spy agency GCHQ, which has been found by the European Court of Human Rights to have acted unlawfully in its mass surveillance of citizens, is being allowed by the UK government to extend its powers over NHS IT systems
Uk to destroy its privacy regulations in effort to boost scam industries and sell out its citizens in every possible way
“Apple gets to decide whether or not their phones will monitor their owners’ infractions for the government, but it's the government that gets to decide on what constitutes an infraction... and how to handle it.”
Ed Snowden latest piece on Apple’s plans
Baby on nevermind album cover sues nirvana for child pornography.
Ludicrous, but if he wins then you must worry if you have the album on your iPhone
Web Dev, General Annoyance
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