Toblog

1. v. The act of writing a weblog or 2. n. Toby’s weblog.

TCSOTD 2007-11-27

Petition to abandon plans to create the Information Sharing Index

Henry Porter: A mass movement is needed to tackle the state’s snoopers
… hint: Open Rights Group is a good place to start

Ben Goldacre on Biometrics

‘Biometrics are not a panacea for data loss’:A letter to the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Innocents fear DNA database errors
… ‘In the past year, more than 100 possible inaccuracies in the documentation of DNA profiles have been discovered, and a further 1,500 administrative mistakes have been logged on the system.’

A Chinese man is suing for divorce after discovering that he is the father of only one of his twins.

Taxpayer may have to pay £170bn for PFI schemes, says Treasury

Miss Mind the Gap sacked
… oh dear, TfL seem to have lost their corporate sense of humour

TCSOTD 2007-07-26

Dan Hardie on the plight of the Iraqi translators: We can’t turn them away
Chicken Yoghurt follows up here
and a petition here

comp.risks 24.75

Essex electrosensitivity study results are out
… and they’re negative

Errors in the Encyclopædia Britannica that have been corrected in Wikipedia

Philip Johnston’s award winning essay on the UK Labour Government’s creepy surveillance police nanny state

Man told to leave home due to surfeit of books

TCSOTD 2007-01-17

Good article about people who think they are under the control of mind control beams from the government

How sound affects sight

Brain controlled human robot

Doomsday clock moved two minutes closer to midnight
… due to threat from climate change

Possibly the best XKCD for some time

Number 10 petition site reaps some rewards

Danny blogs the World Social Forum

Info Commissioner: Too late to stop school fingerprinting

Contributors to today’s TCSOTD: Ben, Jess

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