Saturday 5th of May 2018

Did you attend the huge Pro-independence march on Saturday? If you were there, please share your photos on our Facebook Page.

What an incredible day!

Check out this Time Lapse!

A tiny sample of some of the thousands of  photos and videos online below;

11 Brexit promises the government quietly dropped

Leaving aside the £350m for the NHS, Brexit has promised quick and easy trade deals with the EU and the rest of the world, an end to ECJ jurisdiction and free movement, and British control of North Sea fishing. None of this has come to pass. Here are 11 key abandoned claims

Source: 11 Brexit promises the government quietly dropped

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How Much Data Are You Sharing?

This is something everyone who uses the internet needs to consider.
As a website and app developer it does worry me when I see friends and family sharing third-party apps and freely giving their data away for access to them.
You wouldn’t give your date of birth, pets names and mothers maiden name to a stranger in the street, but many do so over and over again online, leaving themselves open to identity theft and fraud.
As a Mother, I  would often google my (now adult) children and let them know how much I found and would warn them about their security.
As teenagers, they hated it, but now young adults, they understand why I “stalked” them online.
I found the thread  below by Dylan Curran on Twitter.
Dylan goes through his Google footprint in great detail.
But first, it may be pure coincidence that this also appeared in my feed at the same time?
Angus Robertson raised concerns about the storage of personal information online on BBC Questiontime.

Below is the full thread By Dylan Curran

Want to freak yourself out? I’m gonna show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it
1. google.com/maps/timeline?… Google stores your location (if you have it turned on) every time you turn on your phone, and you can see a timeline from the first day you started using Google on your phone
2. This is every place I have been in the last twelve months in Ireland, going in so far as the time of day I was in the location and how long it took me to get to that location from my previous one
3. myactivity.google.com/myactivity Google stores search history across all your devices on a separate database, so even if you delete your search history and phone history, Google STILL stores everything until you go in and delete everything, and you have to do this on all devices
4. google.com/settings/ads/ Google creates an advertisement profile based on your information, including your location, gender, age, hobbies, career, interests, relationship status, possible weight (need to lose 10lbs in one day?) and income
5. Google stores information on every app and extension you use, how often you use them, where you use them, and who you use them to interact with (who do you talk to on facebook, what countries are you speaking with, what time you go to sleep at) security.google.com/settings/secur…
6. youtube.com/feed/history/s… Google stores ALL of your YouTube history, so they know whether you’re going to be a parent soon, if you’re a conservative, if you’re a progressive, if you’re Jewish, Christian, or Muslim, if you’re feeling depressed or suicidal, if you’re anorexic…
7. Google offers an option to download all of the data it stores about you, I’ve requested to download it and the file is 5.5GB BIG, which is roughly 3 MILLION Word documents google.com/takeout
8. google.com/takeout This link includes your bookmarks, emails, contacts, your Google Drive files, all of the above information, your YouTube videos, the photos you’ve taken on your phone, the businesses you’ve bought from, the products you’ve bought through Google…
9. Your calendar, your Google hangout sessions, your location history, the music you listen to, the Google books you’ve purchased, the Google groups you’re in, the websites you’ve created, the phones you’ve owned, the pages you’ve shared, how many steps you walk in a day…
10. Facebook offers a similar option to download all your information, mine was roughly 600mb, which is roughly 400,000 Word documents
11. This includes every message you’ve ever sent or been sent, every file you’ve ever sent or been sent, all the contacts in your phone, and all the audio messages you’ve ever sent or been sent
12. Facebook also stores what it think you might be interested in based off the things you’ve liked and what you and your friends talk about (I apparently like the topic ‘Girl’)
13. Somewhat pointlessly, they also store all the stickers you’ve ever sent on Facebook (I have no idea why they do this, it’s just a joke at this stage)
14. They also store every time you log into Facebook, where you logged in from, what time, and from what device
15. And they store all the applications you’ve ever had connected to your Facebook account, so they can guess I’m interested in politics and web and graphic design, that I was single between X and Y period with the installation of Tinder, and I got a HTC phone in November…
16. Side-note, if you have Windows 10 installed, this is a picture of JUST the privacy options with 16 different sub-menus, which have all of the options enabled by default when you install Windows 10
17. This includes tracking where you are, what applications you have installed, when you use them, what you use them for, access to your webcam and microphone at any time, your contacts, your e-mails, your calendar, your call history, the messages you send and receive…
18. The files you download, the games you play, your photos and videos, your music, your search history, your browsing history, even what RADIO stations you listen to
19. This is one of the craziest things about the modern age, we would never let the government or a corporation put cameras/microphones in our homes or location trackers on us, but we just went ahead and did it ourselves because fuck it I want to watch cute dog videos
20. I got the Google Takeout document with all my information, and this is a breakdown of all the different ways they get your information
21. Here’s the search history document, which has 90,000 different entries, even showing the images I downloaded and the websites I accessed (I showed ThePirateBay section to show much damage this information can do)
22. Here’s my Google Calendar broken down, showing all the events I’ve ever added, whether I actually attended them, and what time I attended them at (this part is what I went for an interview for a Marketing job, and what time I arrived at)
23. This is my Google Drive, which includes files I EXPLICITLY deleted including my resume, my monthly budget, and all the code, files, and websites I’ve ever made, and even my PGP private key, which I deleted, which I use to encrypt e-mails
24. This is my Google Fit, which shows all of the steps I’ve ever taken, any time I walked anywhere, and all the times I’ve recorded any meditation/yoga/workouts I’ve done (I deleted this information and revoked Google Fit’s permissions)
25. This is all the photos ever taken with my phone, broken down by year, and includes metadata of when and where I took the photos
26. Every e-mail I’ve ever sent, that’s been sent to me, including the ones I deleted or were categorised as spam
27. And now my Google Activity, this has thousands of files, so I’ll just do a short summary of what they have
28. Firstly every Google Ad I’ve ever viewed or clicked on, every app I’ve ever launched or used and when I did it, every website I’ve ever visited and what time I did it at, and every app I’ve ever installed or searched for
29. Every image I’ve ever searched for and saved, every location I’ve ever searched for or clicked on, every news article I’ve ever searched for or read, and EVERY SINGLE google search I’ve made since 2009
30. And then finally, every YouTube video I’ve ever searched for or viewed, since 2008
31. I’m probably on an FBI watch-list now, so if I die in the next few months IT WASN’T AN ACCIDENT, IT WAS A SET-UP
32. This information has millions of nefarious uses and violates multiple human rights, you’re not a terrorist? Then how come you were googling ISIS? Work at Google and you’re suspicious of your wife? Perfect, just look up her location and search history for the last ten years
33. Manage to gain access to someone’s Google account? Perfect, you have a chronological diary of everything that person has done for the last ten years

 

Brendan O’Hara MP Presents RBS Petition To The House of Commons

Mr O’Hara said,

“As I promised to do, I presented a petition on behalf of the people of Campbeltown and the Kintyre peninsula. Ten years ago the people of this community along with other UK taxpayers bailed out RBS to the tune of £50 billon and now without any consultation, they have decided that the Campbeltown branch will close.

Brendan O’Hara MP Presents RBS Petition To The House of Commons

This petition is yet another clear message to RBS that this decision is vehemently opposed by the community. Thank you to everyone who took the time to sign the petition and they can be assured that I will continue to work with the community to make case for this bank to remain open for business. We are not giving up.”

The fight to save the Campbeltown branch of RBS from closure moved on to the floor of the House of Commons this week when local MP Brendan O’Hara presented a petition to parliament. (Thursday 22 Ma…

Source: Brendan O’Hara MP Presents RBS Petition To The House of Commons

‘Facebook should be regulated like the BBC’, says SNP’s top MP

In the wake of the scandal surrounding Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, centred on the mass harvesting of personal data and the manipulation of voting, Brendan O’Hara, the SNP MP at the heart of the Westminster probe into fake news, said a radical shake-up of the internet was needed to protect the public from the “lawless Wild West” of social media.

Read the full article here

He added: “We have a situation where Facebook can no longer pretend to be this benign fun place where people stick up a photo of their dog and then get followed with a pet food advert as a sort of quid pro quo. There’s now a malicious situation. Facebook can no longer argue it is just a host site. They are publishers and there has to be legislation. We cannot have a Wild West approach…They have to be held responsible.”

FACEBOOK should be subjected to a strict regulation regime similar to that which covers broadcast media such as the BBC, according to one of the…

Source: ‘Facebook should be regulated like the BBC’, says SNP’s top MP

Devolution and Brexit – tell us what you think

This is the last day to respond, so please visit and tell them what you think!

The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, a committee of MPs, would like to hear from the people of Scotland on what areas of devolution work best, and what areas most concern you. We have opened up a web forum for you to submit your views.

On Monday 5 March, the Committee will be hearing from the Scottish Government and party leaders in the Scottish Parliament as part of their inquiry into Devolution in the UK and Brexit. Your comments will help inform the inquiry as it progresses.

Send us your views

devolution, brexit, web forum

Source: Devolution and Brexit – tell us what you think

Russell: We’ll bring in our own laws to protect Scotland from Hard Brexit

“The Leavers promised the Earth in the European referendum but the nasty reality is that the Scottish Parliament will have its powers diminished and key sectors of Scottish life – farming, fishing, our food industries, manufacturing, public services and even our precious NHS – will be badly affected.

“The Scottish Government is working closely with the Welsh Government to try to ensure we are protected from this damage but so far our negotiations have not resulted in the changes we have to see in the EU Withdrawal Bill which is presently going through the House of Lords.

“That is why we are redoubling our efforts to get change and agreement, but why we are also preparing to undertake our own legislation.”

BREXIT Minister Michael Russell will tonight warn that the Scottish Government is prepared to pass its own laws to protect the country’s place…

Source: Russell: We’ll bring in our own laws to protect Scotland from Hard Brexit

Full Song And Video Created For The Nancy Glen Campaign 

The Nancy Glen Campaign ~Just Giving

You can purchase the song on iTunes here or download from Amazon here. Here the Loch Fyne Pipe Band are playing during the creation of the video. All money raised from the sale of the song goes to the Nancy Glen Campaign to help the families of the lost fishermen.

Source: Full Song And Video Created For The Nancy Glen Campaign – Tarbert Online

Statement from Scottish Government

Statement on Nancy Glen

Published: 12 Feb 2018 15:30

Scottish Government to work with families.

The Scottish Government will work with salvage specialists and the families of the Nancy Glen crewmen to support efforts to retrieve the bodies of the missing fishermen, after the boat was lost in Loch Fyne last month, within sight of Tarbert, where the crew and their families lived.

Following the Marine Accident Investigation Board’s decision to leave the vessel in situ, the Scottish Government has now agreed to examine whether the vessel can be lifted from its position to enable recovery.

This would mean raising the vessel to a position just below the surface to allow divers to enter and operate as safely as possible.

The costs of any recovery would also be met by the Scottish Government.

Fisheries Secretary Fergus Ewing said:

“This has been a deeply distressing time for the families of Duncan MacDougall and Przemek Krawczyk.

“In these tragic and extremely exceptional circumstances, with the Nancy Glen having been lost within sight of the family homes and the wider community, it is only right that the Scottish Government intervenes and works with the families and salvage experts to search the vessel. The money raised through crowdfunding can go to the families rather than the recovery operation.

“A recovery operation will pose serious logistical challenges, and will need to be undertaken with the safety of divers and others involved uppermost in mind.

“This has been an upsetting time for all those involved, but we owe it to the families of the fishermen who were lost to mount this operation.

“And while there is no guarantee of a successful outcome, I hope our intervention will help bring some closure to the families and friends of Mr MacDougall and Mr Krawczyk.”

 

Think tank unveils universal income scheme which would give £10,000 to every Scot

EVERYONE living in Scotland under 55 years old would be eligible for a £10,000 stipend over two years under plans unveiled today by a leading…

Source: Think tank unveils universal income scheme which would give £10,000 to every Scot