Showing posts from March 21, 2010

Taxing broadband

Well I suppose it was inevitable. The government in England found a new source of income to persecute its populous - taxing broadband home internet connections. They say it's "only" 50p / month or 6 quid a year, but you can be guaranteed that will only go up.

And nobody could have predicted this.

An airport worker at Heathrow has a police complaint against him now for taking a photo of a female co-worker using one of the new full-body scanners. So apparently it's perfectly OK to look at complete strangers totally naked, but it's a near sackable offence to look at other workers using the same technology? In a more interesting note, in this case he managed to grab a photo as she walked through the machine without her knowing. In other words, she didn't need to stop for the image to be taken, which leads to the obvious question - why do we have to stop? Airport worker warned for using body scanner .