Nothing to Hide (Followup)

Monday, November 3rd, 2008 at 1723

Again another shining example of why large government databases are a bad idea. No, not because I’m paranoid about the government (Honest!) but I’m paranoid about the random Toms, Dicks and Harrys that are going to pick up my private data in a pub car park.

12M Government Gateway accounts compromised concerns me more than usual, because now I have to amend all my Government Gateway details.

I wish pigshit-thick civil servants would stop liberally hosing my personal details around the place, thankyouverymuch. The level of complacancy displayed by our database-obsessed overlords when it comes to digital information is really quite frightening. Fighting terror in Iraq? I say spend a little money on “fighting terror” at home, with simple, cost effective measures such as “Not leaving your laptop on a train” and “Keeping your memorysticks encrypted and on a secure keychain”. I’m sure that’s a lot cheaper than a Eurofighter, though not really as sexy to sell.

3 Comment for “Nothing to Hide (Followup)”

  1. Andrew Said this on

    I was quite interested in your story, until i read you were linking to the Daily Mail which lost any credibility your argument had. The Daily Mail print shite and it seems bizarre to use them as a source, just because they agree with your point of view.

    Nil point :)

  2. Denyerec Said this on

    Only because they were first out on Google you elitist punk 😛,130061744,339292980,00.htm

    I demand you retract your Nil Point and give it to Norway 😀

  3. Andrew Said this on

    You had me at 😉

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