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Warning: This post was published more than 12 years ago.

I keep old posts on the site because sometimes it's interesting to read old content. Not everything that is old is bad. Also, I think people might be interested to track how my views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured!

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might have changed in the 12 years since I wrote this post.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Many thanks for your understanding.

I do love stories of technological incompentence by the very government which expects us to trust it with an ID Card Database. One would have assumed that the Criminal Records Bureau would have had a fairly secure system, what with its main aim being to protect vulnerable people like children and the elderly, but apparently not:

errors are quite common because the OCRed applications are retyped. And not cross-checked

And, just to remind you, this government can’t even keep DVLA records up-to-date.

Are you sure you want to trust it with your very identity? I certainly don’t.

This 368th post was filed under: Technology.






More posts worth reading

What I’ve been reading this month (published 3rd September 2017)

What I’ve been reading this month (published 5th August 2017)

What I’ve been reading this month (published 10th July 2017)

Photo-a-day 230: Newcastle airport (published 17th August 2012)

Council tax rises held at 4.4% – until after election (published 18th February 2005)

Photo-a-day 66: Loch Fyne (published 9th March 2014)

Cash machines that can charge up to £10 (published 30th January 2005)


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