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Boris - The Prime Minister

First thoughts on PMBoris, will he make a difference?


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So you were wrong, again, glad we got it sorted. Have another go champ.
I can't help you to understand simple English. Have you worked out why Guido doesn't get picked up on stories much yet?

Whilst your cogs are whirring and you're spinning your underlining ruler looking for an answer....another win for the world beating app...

Police told not to download NHS Covid-19 app
 

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Headlines eh
" The NPCC confirmed the work-phones policy was common to all forces, and said it was carrying out an urgent review of the matter.
"Police forces use a variety of mobile devices with different system restrictions," said a spokesman for the council.
"It is important that we have confidence that the NHS app will work for officers and staff consistently across the country, and it is for this reason that we have recommended that officers and staff download the app to their personal, as opposed to work devices, rather than any suggestion of security implications."
The NPCC might drop the policy as soon as Tuesday."
 

crow_bag

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I can't help you to understand simple English. Have you worked out why Guido doesn't get picked up on stories much yet?

Whilst your cogs are whirring and you're spinning your underlining ruler looking for an answer....another win for the world beating app...

Police told not to download NHS Covid-19 app

This has nothing to do with any problems with the app, no matter how much you want that to be the case.

The concerns about undercover officers could be valid, but should be a non issue as the app doesn't store any identifiable information and does not track your location, that is, it would know if I was within a certain distance of someone who tested positive, but it doesn't know where that was.

Here is was Google have to say in the matter:

How the Exposure Notifications System protects your privacy

You choose to use the system and share your data

This system only works if you decide to use it. You control whether you receive exposure notifications, and you decide if and when to share your data. If you have COVID-19, you can choose to share your random IDs with your app.

Neither Google, Apple nor other users can see your identity

All of the Exposure Notifications matching happens on your device. This means that only you and your app know if you report having COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who has reported having COVID-19. Your identity is never shared with other users, Apple or Google.

Your location is not tracked

The Exposure Notifications System does not collect or use the location from your device. It uses Bluetooth, which can be used to detect if two devices are near each other – without revealing where the devices are.

Your public health authority app is also not allowed to use your phone’s location or track your location in the background.

In Android 10 and earlier, learn why location needs to be on for Exposure Notifications to work.

Only public health authorities can use this system

Only official public health authority apps can use the system. Their apps must meet specific criteria around privacy, security and data use.


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Headlines eh
" The NPCC confirmed the work-phones policy was common to all forces, and said it was carrying out an urgent review of the matter.
"Police forces use a variety of mobile devices with different system restrictions," said a spokesman for the council.
"It is important that we have confidence that the NHS app will work for officers and staff consistently across the country, and it is for this reason that we have recommended that officers and staff download the app to their personal, as opposed to work devices, rather than any suggestion of security implications."
The NPCC might drop the policy as soon as Tuesday."
Yup, I'd read it thanks. Glad you managed to, better than Facebook isn't it?
 
This has nothing to do with any problems with the app, no matter how much you want that to be the case.

The concerns about undercover officers could be valid, but should be a non issue as the app doesn't store any identifiable information and does not track your location, that is, it would know if I was within a certain distance of someone who tested positive, but it doesn't know where that was.

Here is was Google have to say in the matter:




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I don't want it to be a problem with the app, I'm using it now that they've belatedly moved to the Apple/Google framework. It's about the comms of the government.
 
Dunno you seem to struggle with the concept that I don't use Facebook, probably because, well you're an idiot.
So you get your news by osmosis then? Cool.
 

crow_bag

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I don't want it to be a problem with that app, I'm using it now that they've belatedly moved to the Apple/Google framework. It's about the comms of the government.

I'm not entirely sure what problem there is with the government's Comms in this regard.

Is it just because BoJo said it was world beating?

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Wrong again, to nobody's surprise. Off you pop now there's a good idiot, I've laughed at you enough.
Your ability to find news without seeing headlines has me interested. Perhaps Andrew Neil will be interested for his new channel.
 

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I'm not entirely sure what problem there is with the government's Comms in this regard.

Is it just because BoJo said it was world beating?

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Technically of course he said it would be world beating.

And in that the app has only just been launched it is still very much work in progress.

As an aside no- one here has presented any evidence of any nation with a better one.

Which must mean that our is, so far, a bit of a front runner for the title.

Unless Boris grrr of course.
 
I'm not entirely sure what problem there is with the government's Comms in this regard.

Is it just because BoJo said it was world beating?

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It is about the "World Beating" and other presentation over performance slogans. Not just because of it. Remember the "Spitfire" ventilator project which didn't include specialists but did include Brexit supporting industry? And so on.
 
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Technically of course he said it would be world beating.

And in that the app has only just been launched it is still very much work in progress.

As an aside no- one here has presented any evidence of any nation with a better one.

Which must mean that our is, so far, a bit of a front runner for the title.

Unless Boris grrr of course.
It's improved immensely since they moved to the Apple/Google framework hasn't it? For the original app

The centralised version trialled on the Isle of Wight worked well at assessing the distance between two users, but was poor at recognising Apple's iPhones.

Specifically, the software registered about 75% of nearby Android handsets but only 4% of iPhones.


UK virus-tracing app switches to Apple-Google model
 
Does that give you news without headlines?
 

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