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A senior government official has sparked anger by advising internet users to give fake details to websites to protect their security.
read more at: www.bbc.co.uk...
Ms Goodman, shadow culture minister, told BBC News: "This is the kind of behaviour that, in the end, promotes crime.
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Mr Smith's comments were backed by Lord Erroll, chairman of the Digital Policy Alliance, a not-for-profit policy studies group which claims to speak for industry and charities, who was chairing the panel. He said he had always given his date of birth as "1 April 1900".
Originally posted by winofiend
People who give their real details to companies on the internet are asking for it when said company gets hacked, or sells email addresses, or otherwise shares your details.
And I certainly don't see the need for any third party organisation knowing any more about me than my interaction with their website. They don't need my mobile number, address, real name, or anything. It's marketing for them, plain and simple. You are the product.
A pox on them.. lol..
Andy Smith, an internet security chief at the Cabinet Office, said people should only give accurate details to trusted sites such as government ones.
He said names and addresses posted on social networking sites "can be used against you" by criminals.
His advice was described by Labour MP Helen Goodman as "totally outrageous".
Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Originally posted by JAK
I have a hard time understanding how Helen Goodman sees such personal security measures 'totally outrageous'.