Poor Richard Scott. He's a personal finance reporter for BBC news. That's what his byline says, anyway. He's probably very good at reporting on personal finance. But maybe they're short-staffed at the BBC, as they've got him writing about data privacy. Actually, it's in the business section for some reason. Maybe he's even done
Image via Wikipediaa good job given a rubbish story to write. Now, I'm not one for Europe-bashing, which is the domain of scoundrels, however - The Future of Identity in the Information Society, or FIDIS, is an EU funded group where academics are investigating just how much a mobile phone could tell a company about you. What they're saying is, if you have a GPS phone, and you hypothetically let someone record everywhere you go, then they can find out everywhere you go. Eek! ...it wouldn't be hard for a company to include a clause in a contract so that when you sign, you're also giving them permission to track where you go - and possibly to even sell this information on. It would be no harder for a company to include a clause in a contract so that when you sign, you're also giving them everything you own. They're going on about people signing things without reading them, so it's no different. Come on FIDIS, write a report of the dangers that our mobile phone contracts will lose us all our property! But be fair BBC, don't make Richard Scott write it this time.
Competition May Have Led To New Dinosaur Species In Northwestern Alberta - damn. Why can't they have competitions like that here? Oh, they're talking about the olden days. Well, maybe that's why the dinosaurs died out. Natural selection is obviously better than a competition. Probably what happened is the climate changed and rather than naturally adapting to altered circumstances the dinosaurs were sabotaged by kibbitzing from some stupid kid sponsored by Kellogg's cornflakes thay gave them laser beams coming out of their eyes instead. A mediocre idea, but he looked like a moose but draw adequately and so captured the public's imagination. The public in those days were a lot more naive than they are now, they didn't even have HDTV or Blackberrys.
I've got my old newses back down under a thousand - hurrah for me! The day-to-day swine flu vs bird flu bloggage, by the way, continues the shallow descent of the previous day, although it's still not got down to the low of a few days ago yet.
that's all from me for now
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