They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Saturday, November 24, 2007

UK data free-for-all. Have some

'Roll-up!' 'Roll-up!'

Unencrypted discs with 25 million Child Benefit records on them were handed to an accountancy firm by government auditors, it has emerged.

The National Audit Office (NAO) gave the CDs - similar to the ones lost by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officials - to accountants KPMG for auditing.

It said the discs - with bank account details on them - were delivered "by hand" to KPMG and returned safely. Link

db: What does 'returned safely' mean exactly when you're talking about CD's? The return of the original physical disk is not like getting back a locked filing cabinet. A thousand images of those CD's may exist already. But I trust KPMG ...