Feeds

Government lunatic magnet goes live

Commentards of Clegg's Britain have their say. Democracy is reborn. Yay

Mobile application security vulnerability report

Anyone wondering exactly what Nick Clegg has been up to since not being elected David Cameron's fag deputy need wonder no more - he's been busy setting up yourfreedom.hmg.gov.uk.

The site is supposedly an attempt to find out what useless and unnecessary laws the public would like to see removed from the statute book. Plenty of scope for reasoned debate there, we'd have thought.

Luckily the site is already attracting some of the internet's finest minds. Impeccably reasoned and correctly spelled calls for castration of paedophiles, stopping IVF on the NHS and repealing laws forcing motorcyclists to wear helmets have all been made already.

Meanwhile, submissions supporting stronger legal rights for people who batter burglars or bugger animals are also gaining support.

Luckily the wisdom of crowds has also brought action on that burning issue of the day - necro-bestiality. Alan Penweather, who is concerned what might happen to his cat after its death, notes that while UK law bans sex with dead people there is no such law stopping people shagging unalive animals.

Clearly Penweather's concerns will have to be weighed up against Cooper23's demand that the coalition "Remove the law preventing incest and bestiality". We can only assume that Cooper is related to, and fancies, some animals.

To be fair the site does seem to be popular - we assume that's why it's crawling between pages right now.

Presumably the site replaces the e-petitions service, currently suspended, which used to be the website government mainly ignored when writing legislation.

Get involved yourself here.

In other news it would be hard to make up... Tony Blair is to be awarded the National Constitution Center's Liberty Medal. He is presumably an example of someone who has "strived to secure the blessings of liberty to people the world over".

That's the same Tony Blair who, just to examine his local record, made David Blunkett Home Secretary, looked the other way on internment and torture and restricted trial by jury. Blair won for his work in Northern Ireland. ®

Mobile application security vulnerability report

More from The Register

next story
UK government officially adopts Open Document Format
Microsoft insurgency fails, earns snarky remark from UK digital services head
Major problems beset UK ISP filth filters: But it's OK, nobody uses them
It's almost as though pr0n was actually rather popular
HP, Microsoft prove it again: Big Business doesn't create jobs
SMEs get lip service - what they need is dinner at the Club
ITC: Seagate and LSI can infringe Realtek patents because Realtek isn't in the US
Land of the (get off scot) free, when it's a foreign owner
MPs wave through Blighty's 'EMERGENCY' surveillance laws
Only 49 politcos voted against DRIP bill
Help yourself to anyone's photos FOR FREE, suggests UK.gov
Copyright law reforms will keep m'learned friends busy
EU's top data cops to meet Google, Microsoft et al over 'right to be forgotten'
Plan to hammer out 'coherent' guidelines. Good luck chaps!
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.