Tag Archives: data

UK Government loses personal data of 25 million people

“Alistair Darling told the House of Commons that the discs containing the highly sensitive information failed to arrive after they were sent in the ordinary internal mail between government departments.”

This is the same Government that assures us nothing could possibly go wrong with a national ID card scheme connected to a biometric database.

Please remember this next time you happen to be voting.

[tags]UK, politics, privacy, data, loss, government, ineptitude[/tags]

The Real World Web – envisioning a future of ubiquitous information

After a week of flim-flam over a real non-story (Pluto will not change shape or size, no matter what it gets labelled as), it’s a real relief to find something in the RSS feeds that really gets your motor running. MIT’s eLens project is just such a thing. Continue reading The Real World Web – envisioning a future of ubiquitous information

Don’t believe everything that you read/watch/hear…

The BBC reports on a Pentagon document detailing the US military’s approach to ‘information warfare’ (PDF format). A little quote:

From influencing public opinion through new media to designing “computer network attack” weapons, the US military is learning to fight an electronic war. Continue reading Don’t believe everything that you read/watch/hear…