Workplaces are turning to devices to monitor social distancing, but does the tech respect privacy? : The Conversation


Smartphone apps and wearable devices can tell when workers have been within six feet of each other, promising to help curb the coronavirus. But they’re not all the same when it comes to privacy.

Source: Workplaces are turning to devices to monitor social distancing, but does the tech respect privacy? : The Conversation

Vox Political: Hunt Should Go Because of Advice on Children’s Rashes


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I’m reblogging this piece of Mike’s because I share his disgust and the entirely reasonable fears of the doctors over Jeremy Hunt’s advice to parents, who are worried about their children’s skin rashes. The Health Secretary has advised them to go online and Google the symptoms instead. This has appalled doctors, who are concerned that it could lead to parents missing the signs that their child has a serious disease, such as meningitis. http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2016/02/01/jeremy-hunt-health-secretary-or-horseman-of-the-apocalypse/

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We should be hammering on the doors of Parliament, demanding the resignation – if not the head – of hapless health bungler Jeremy Hunt.

His latest calamity is a claim that parents in need of urgent medical help could look online for help with their child’s rash.

This advice – potentially fatal if a child has meningitis and it isn’t diagnosed properly and quickly – prompted the #GPnotGoogle campaign on Twitter amid an…

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As George Osborne Google fury deepens, David Gauke promised tax deals to US giants | Daily Mail Online


Treasury minister David Gauke, the third most senior figure in George Osborne ’s department, told US firms that it was not up to politicians to decide what is a ‘fair amount’ of tax.

Source: As George Osborne Google fury deepens, David Gauke promised tax deals to US giants | Daily Mail Online

As someone as said, could it be ‘David Cameron’, ‘we are all in this together’ so therefore can we all have these special tax deals.

The economy isn’t working. This could be Labour’s chance | Stewart Wood | Opinion | The Guardian


Google, crony capitalism and zero-hour contracts are just some of the things fuelling public anger. We need to channel that rage into reform

Source: The economy isn’t working. This could be Labour’s chance | Stewart Wood | Opinion | The Guardian