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____/ Phil Da Lick! on Wednesday 18 February 2009 09:19 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> BCS = Brilliant, Brave and Beautiful Computer Society?
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>> | The British Computer Society (BCS) is not an organisation I refer to much
>> | in these posts. That's because there's not really that much intersection
>> | between its interests and mine. BCS represents the computing
>> | establishment, if you like, while I'm just some crazy blogging about all
>> | this weird open stuff on the margins.
>> | [...]
>> | If we now have the pre-eminent establishment computing organisation
>> | raising its voice in protest against the unprecedented, transformative
>> | nature of this bill, isn't it perhaps time for the UK government to stop
>> | and think again? Who knows? - maybe it could even ask the BCS for some
>> | sensible advice.
> El Gordo's lot don't do "sensible".
>> BCS accuses UK.gov of grabbing 'draconian' data powers
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>> | The British Computing Society has joined the chorus of criticism of the
>> | way the government has hidden major changes to data protection law in
>> | unrelated legislation - the Coroners and Justice Bill.
> And any data they can amass on the little guy is a good thing. No matter
> how much it costs to implement, how secure it is, or how little actual
> use there is for it. George Orwell would turn in his grave if he could
> see the UK now. It's ridiculous.
Recommended 11-part documentary: "Orwell rolls in his grave"
~~ Best of wishes
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