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If you’re using ‘Who Follows/Unfollows me’; etc on Twitter you should read this

4 Sep


“Who Follows/Unfollows me”; How to have your political position stolen and replaced, then have all your friends informed, and when they check your profile it suddenly reflects your ‘new’ allegiance.

We saw what Cambridge Analytica et al did with our data on facebook, which makes it very alarming to see twitter users are giving away complete control of their accounts to certain apps.

“Who Follows/Unfollows me” is one of these apps. Praying on our instinctive curiosity to see when we gain or lose followers, (Despite the stats being avialiable on your account by clicking your name and scrolling down) but as my late old mum was fond of saying “there’s no such thing as a free lunch”. Signing up for the app is easy, it asks you to sign in via Twitter, however I rather suspect folk are missing/ignoring the following info that pops up stating

This application will…

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SNP speed cameras reducing speed and saving lives. Will Jeremy Clarkson and his Scottish tory buddies now shut up?

4 Sep

Talking-up Scotland

The first ‘urban’ speed cameras on Old Dalkeith Road in Edinburgh have been found to be very effective according to a retrospective analysis by Police Scotland. Before the cameras were installed a year ago, 60% of vehicles were speeding but now only two offences per day, on average, are recorded. In the period 2013-2015, there had been six serious crashes with three resulting in serious injury or death. In last year, with the cameras, there were no crashes resulting in injury.

This evidence that speed cameras are effective, adds to previous evidence reported here earlier in the year:

From Police Scotland on 28th May 2018:

‘The Q4 figures show that the number of deaths on the roads has fallen by 15.1% (from 172 to 146) after education and enforcement work, including safety campaigns highlighting poor driver behaviour. The number of children killed on roads is down 82% from 11…

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