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Sunday 24 August 2008

Perfect Timing

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With truly wonderful timing, Computerworld reports that the British Government has, in just one year, lost data relating to 4,000,000 people. Those affected include NHS patients, military recruits and numerous others in a breathtaking display of official incompetence.

That's right: this is the same British Government that is about to spend hundreds of millions of pounds capturing every email, text message, portable phone conversation and website visit made in the UK.

With these resources at its disposal, expect an exponential increase in "lost data."

You really couldn't make it up, could you?

Until the next time

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