240 posts • joined 23 Apr 2007
I was approached by a senior member of BT at the birth of this greed fueled idiocy...
as I told Mr I.D. of BT at the start of all this:
"I would step away from this it'll ether make someone else very rich or land people in prison for the largest breach of privacy ever recorded"
"the concept of a third party manipulating your internet feed goes against what the Internet is about, the thought of someone "editing" my web browsing is not a good one, have you ever tried to watch Sky? too many adverts"
and I asked:
"what about this part (RIPA) where BT has a right to monitor the communications of its customers to provide a service, could that be deemed consent?"
"no that is purely there for the engineers on the street to test the lines, otherwise they'd need gov permission to tap into every phone line on the exchange just to find one fault, BT used to be a gov department and although we still have very close ties we can't be seen to abuse that"
Interestingly a couple of months ago I tracked down my old colleague Mr I.D. and tried to talk to him about this, lets just say he was "a bit busy".
All of the above is true, I've no reason to lie, I was asked to give an honest assumption of what is now BT's biggest hot potato, I gave it. Just a shame they didn't listen eh?
seems there was no such thing as a "smart place" in BT after all.
Nevermind as it looks like chichens are all coming home to roost now.
safer than storing on your own hdd???
whahahahahah ha hah ahha hah ah hah ahhhhah ahah ah hah hah ah
oh and Chronos, I think "Firefox still periodically attempts to connect to www.l.google.com for no reason when sitting idle." may be that nice little browser search box?
I'd be interested to learn more about your methods of hobbling the googlebeast, it drives me bananas!
you can get hold of the pre beta beta release via torrent, but as with other browsers functionality that you would typically take for granted is broken but it is to feature a "reach around browsing" feature which will offer a minor distraction from the horrors your PI is getting exposed to behind the scenes. GREAT!
first the financial institutions
and their patheticly regulated shithouse of cards collapsed leaving everyone to stand around handheld exclaiming "oh shit, our money, why did we trust them?"
next will be our idiot government, standing around going "X thousands of highly sensitive personal profiles have possibly been remotely compromised at a secure BT North London Telecom data aggregation facility, government sources advised that the breached data segment may only be affecting Northern Irish catholic and non-catholic browser segments", No one organisation has yet come forward claiming ownership of the data incursion.
Its good to know the ones holding the keys to pandoras box are gutless, toothless bunch more likely to listen to corporate lobbying than they would savvy members of the public!
"I'm fine, I run adblock"
no you're not, you just don't see them!
consider peer guardian.
this is all getting too much too quick, I'm looking forwards to the tabloid press realising that all this Deep Profiling is gonna screw their advertising revenue as greedy company's blow their wad on tracking Jo, John and Diane because they need incontinence pads.
if there is hope it lays with the paroles.
A resident in the UK, Laurie says he's careful to obey the country's privacy laws.
While he is able to identify certain traffic as email, for instance, he doesn't actually read the contents of the message. Still, he says it isn't always easy to follow the letter of such laws because they prohibit people from receiving a message if they aren't the intended recipient.
"It's a bit of a quandary," Laurie says. "You can't tell you're not supposed to see that data until after you see it. I can't unsee what I'm not supposed to have seen."
...well as for the privacy laws, I don't think anyone really cares about them anymore, I think its more of a case of "make hay whilst everyone's sat in the dark"
and as for the quandary, that would be the pandoras box that is privacy!
goes to show the utter lack of responsibility involved with corporates and personally sensitive information though doesn't it.
Keep up the good work Laurie!
I'll stand by and do nothing whilst...
...my privacy gets spitraped by BT & T-mobile then!
It seems the concept of privacy is an unnecessary hindrance to all but the few, what has happened here?
Someone said that the UK was "sleepwalking into a surveillance society" well fuck me, it seems like we've developed a liking for the taste of sugar coated Rohyphnol!
If there's hope it lays with...
..nah bugger it, we're screwed!
Is it just me or are people sleepwalking into the arms of the google beast?
google's not a member of your family.
nor is it a personal friend of yours.
their products are not "free" everything costs and with google its your personality profile that your pay with.
Google are already adding face & voice recognition to youtube and its not going to be long until those same processes are added to your calls.
don't believe the hype, remember what the price of this gadget is.
I've got a great idea...
Lets put the fox in charge of the hen house!
...after all what have you got to lose? well apart from your personal privacy, and its not like these business would be take advantage of the opportunity to build a concise profile of your personality, if it meant that they could charge more eh?
yep the hen house is fucked unless the animals take over.
soon new cars will be fitted with CARHART(tm) this is a small GPS unit which features a cell local proximity cellphone jamming device which engages once the engine be running, this unit also operates as a RFID V5 Tax + MOT certificate as well as carrying details of your insurance payments.
This functionality is to be extended to cover congestion charging & road tolls.
Should your vehicle be stolen its location can be pinpointed immediately by the DVLA who will be operating the OVERLOOK(tm) system.
don't worry, its all for your protection.
sounds like a great idea
record every form of communication people have! then store it in:
a safe place(tm)
after all its not like it could ever be hacked or left on a train now is it.
but what a way to undermine peoples trust during a time of war, hack the countries CitizenTap(tm) but then send all that info back to the subjects, then tell them that if they let you take over the country they will destroy all this spyware for good, the new governments gift to the people?
all of your internets belongs to us?
the rise of the googlebeast is a genuinely worrying trend, I have absolutely no confidence in their (perhaps ironic) motto and would personally prefer to see a global initiative to "keep advertisers out of the infrastructure" both local and global.
This isn't progress, this is infection. It needs a cure.
localise and die
a personalised internet experience
improved speeds through our services
Content deemed relevant by ether our algorithms or mechanical turk editors
segmentation & regionalism of the internet
the battle of the backhaul
blah blah blah, abandon the internet, all is lost!
lets make a new one, this ones f**ked!