Archive for November, 2009

Halifax IT Gets it Horribly Wrong

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8360313.stm Having worked in IT for over ten years, but never for one of the big banks, I tend to think of banks as the exemplary institutions that spend huge amounts of money and do everything right. This just goes t…

Wait. You think its fair to keep my DNA for 6 years!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8354850.stm Don’t like someone? Got a grudge against them? Why not make wild and baseless accusations about them to the police. Not only can they be locked up for up to 28 days. Their DNA will be forcibly tak…