London’s Coppers Still Stuck on Windows XP


The Met Police are continuing to use 35,560 computers still running the increasingly vulnerable Windows XP. Microsoft don’t even officially support XP anymore…

The revelation that our nation’s finest are still relying on the antediluvian software, loved by hackers, comes just a year after the government was forced to shell out £5.5 million in order to keep public sector Windows XP machines “updated” by Microsoft. The Met have confirmed that they have their own “Custom Support Agreement” with Microsoft that will reduce the “risk” of their computers being compromised. Even Techno’s mum has upgraded to Windows 7…

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Dr Alexander Kogan, the app developer who originally harvested the Facebook data, said…

“I think what Cambridge Analytica has tried to sell is magic and made claims this is incredibly accurate and it tells you everything there is to tell about you. But I think the reality is it’s not that. If you sit down and you really work through the statistics and you think what does a correlation of point three means, those claims quickly fall apart. And that’s something any person with a statistical background can go and do.”


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