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links for 2009-01-13

13 Jan 2009, by in Web links

One Response to links for 2009-01-13

  1. Mrs.Josephine Hyde-Hartley
    Jan 14th 2009, 1:55 am

    Hello. It may interest you to know that of all the links provided to “continue the discussion” in this (our white paper web-site) http://www.hmg.gov.uk/newopportunities/foreword.aspx
    This TUC facility is the only one which enables me to do so without my being required to spend valuable time and energy “registering” my existence according to some pretentious set up no doubt associated with unnecessary and inappropriate “security” measures.

    Therefore in appreciation of your openness it may be appropriate in this instance to wonder if frustrations arising from technical situations like this might be associated with eg
    “CWE-250:Execution with Unnecessary Privileges
    CWE-602:Client-Side Enforcement of Server-Side Security” as currently explained on this page;
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7824939.stm

    But apart from that, I wanted to raise my concern about this little snippet which is copied here from the “executive summary” of the aforementioned white paper

    “We will
    therefore trial new rights for low-income
    families in work who are on tax credits, give
    further training help to agency workers
    and to those with learning difficulties and
    mental health conditions.”

    I’m concerned because not all low income families choose to use “tax credits”, for reasons of privacy and personal security. I do believe that “rights” can and should be exercised by all citizens when necessary an appropriate without any frustrations or court / appeal type scenes and I’m concerned that families which include people who want to live (quite legally and lawfully) without the system of tax credits may end up being treated less favourably than others.

    Finally, I should like to inform the relevant HM Offices “electronically” of my concerns but our governments e-mail and contact facilities ( ie No 10 and the cabinet office) have not been working for some time, in my experience. Therefore I can only trust that you will take this message seriously and appreciate it in a way which may help benefit all stakeholders equally eg share it appropriately as I will, later.

    Yours sincerely,
    Mrs.Josephine Hyde-Hartley