Police office and PCSO convicted of misconduct http://dailym.ai/1QBY2lQ via @MailOnline
Nursing Home Workers Share Explicit Photos of Residents on Snapchat
A ProPublica review found 35 cases since 2012 in which nursing home or assisted living workers surreptitiously shared photos or videos of residents on social media. At least 16 cases involved Snapchat.
Once upon a time in a Principality far away, lived a princess.
The princess worked hard, she had two jobs. She paid her taxes to “The State”
The princess liked to help people. She did not like injustice in any form, whoever it was directed at.
The princess saw that there were lots of injustices directed at the ill, the poor, the vulnerable and the disabled citizens of the principality and beyond …
“Blimey” thought the princess, “all citizens are just one malignant cell, one car crash, one job loss away from having to rely on “The State”
The princess saw that “The State” newspapers and television did not tell the truth about the injustices being heaped on the citizens.
This made the princess very, very sad and angry.
The princess searched the world wide web for the truth about what “The State” was really doing to the citizens.
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Hot on the heels of the shameful bullying allegations around the death of a young party activist, yet more charges of bullying are emerging against leading members of the Tory Party.
This time Lucy Allan – Tory MP for Telford – has been recorded screaming at a young woman employee who had been signed off sick by her doctor:
“You are on a temporary contract. You are not protected by the law. You do not have 12 months’ service. If you sign yourself off sick … the only option will be to dismiss you.”
This gloatingby a Tory MP about the fact that workers have no legal protection comes as new research shows that 14 million people faced debt problems in the last year directly related to the fact they are on temporary, part-time or zero hours contracts:
- 1.26 million people now are forced to work part time because they can’t…
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A letter a day to number 10. No 1,292
Monday 21 December 2015.
Dear Mr Cameron,
Research by the National Federation of ALMOs and the Association of Retained Council Housing reveals that because of the built in seven week wait for Universal Credit before any payment is made 89% of claimants are in rent arrears.
Your government rejected the Social Security Advisory Committee warning against the wait but you went right ahead claiming, “The fundamental principle behind the waiting days policy is that social security is not designed to provide cover for moving between jobs or brief spells of unemployment.” Enabling a smooth transition from one to job to another seems the most sensible of ideas, but then you Tories are not known for good sense.
A report by the DWP, that got sneaked out with the Christmas dump the other day, found that 78% of those hit by the…
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Originally Posted on June 18, 2015
Yesterday, news broke that Google has been stealth downloading audio listeners onto every computer that runs Chrome, and transmits audio data back to Google. Effectively, this means that Google had taken itself the right to listen to every conversation in every room that runs Chrome somewhere, without any kind of consent from the people eavesdropped on. In official statements, Google shrugged off the practice with what amounts to “we can do that”.
It looked like just another bug report. “When I start Chromium, it downloads something.” Followed by strange status information that notably included the lines “Microphone: Yes” and “Audio Capture Allowed: Yes”.
Without consent, Google’s code had downloaded a black box of code that – according to itself – had turned on the microphone and was actively listening to your room.
A brief explanation of the Open-source / Free-software…
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Diyarbakir (Turkey) (AFP) – The number of Kurdish rebels killed in a massive Turkish military offensive in the restive southeast has jumped to 102, a security source told AFP on Sunday, as the operation entered its fifth day.
At least two soldiers and five civilians have also been killed in the fighting, the source said.
An earlier toll released on Saturday put the figure at 70 dead in the unprecedented police and army operation, with the military saying all were suspected members of the rebel Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
Continue reading: Over ‘100 dead’ as Turkey presses major offensive against PKK
Commentary by The Secular Jurist: That’s some ally the U.S. has in its “war” on the Islamic State (a.k.a. ISIS, ISIL), isn’t it? The PKK has been fighting on the front lines against ISIS.
Lord Justice Pitchford has opened up a can of worms – not because of what will be examined by the Undercover Policing Inquiry, but what will not. The Inquiry will investigate matters as far back as 1968 – a nominal cut-off date, presumably because prior to that, undercover policing was non-existent(!). There are also many ‘cold cases’, post-’68, that Lord Pitchford is anticipated to ignore. One such ‘cold case’ is that of the ‘black ops’ unit contracted by British intelligence to spy upon and intimidate environmental protesters who tried to halt the building of Sizewell ‘B’ nuclear reactor in Suffolk. Precisely how the secret backers – a peer of the realm and an internationally renown industrialist – of this ‘black ops’ unit were exposed is reported below. Interestingly, one of the backers of the ‘black ops’ unit also has links with a ‘spycop’ (his official status has never been…
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Call it the tao of spam.
Folks who blog grow well-acquainted with a certain breed of spam disguised as comments.
Some are quite frank about being clickbait designed to part you from the contents of your wallet. But others pretend to be actual comments, submitted under plausible [or not] names, link attached.
These latter apparently work with a database designed to throw in words of phrases linked [usually poorly] with the blogger’s post.
Some of them have something of the resonance of a Zen koan, words woven together in a way that seems freighted with hidden meaning — or non-meaning, Zen being what it is:
S. Thank you for reading my blog. The vegans have removed turkey, actually any form of the franchise is the most important intangible of them all, playing in the clutch. He can of the air then secures it well.detailed callDom Capers, an old Pittsburgh Steelers…
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