Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/04/red_faces_at_the_home_office.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/04/red_faces_at_the_home_office.html en-gb 30 Thu 23 Oct 2014 22:08:18 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/04/red_faces_at_the_home_office.html OwlsandDoughnuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/04/red_faces_at_the_home_office.html?page=95#comment23 How unfortunate that the reader cannot distinguish between Chinese and Japanese. I suppose they are all the same to him/her? Mon 17 Aug 2009 01:49:40 GMT+1 The Realist http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/04/red_faces_at_the_home_office.html?page=91#comment22 The moral intentions of news outlets thse days is aweful. I could believe that an edittor would happily sell his own countries security for money and be the first to report the grave security lapse.they have a duty to protect us just like the armed forces and emergency services... yet they are more happy frightening the entire nation and exposing our failing to all the terrorists of the world. I think it is time that these edittors were dragged to court for explosing nationally sensitive information.To jail with them! Sun 12 Apr 2009 16:35:12 GMT+1 CriminalDyl http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/04/red_faces_at_the_home_office.html?page=87#comment21 #21: I think the desire to notify the media is rooted in a desire to embarass the government at any given opportunity. Whilst this is not the kind of news I'd expect to see on the front page of The Times, I doubt I'm alone in finding the incident quite amusing, which is very much a part of modern journalism. If you're not interested in the story, nobody is forcing you to read it. Thu 09 Apr 2009 10:40:19 GMT+1 vecopas http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/04/red_faces_at_the_home_office.html?page=83#comment20 What concerns me is the desire of the British public to notify the media before the government body concerned. These things happen, links expire and are changed, instead of making a media circus out of it, a quick email to the webmaster would have got it fixed.Ok, if following that nothing was done then fair enough, its then newsworthy. Wed 08 Apr 2009 20:11:18 GMT+1 franciscobaptista http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/04/red_faces_at_the_home_office.html?page=79#comment19 Unfortunately for us that work on private sector; our It industry colleagues - the civil servants - are protected by a benevolent boss (the govern). Therefore, I truly believe, that no one will get fired.Again, unfortunately! Tue 07 Apr 2009 16:53:09 GMT+1 bobwalden1944 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/04/red_faces_at_the_home_office.html?page=75#comment18 This post has been Removed Tue 07 Apr 2009 16:22:27 GMT+1 JoeAD http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/04/red_faces_at_the_home_office.html?page=70#comment17 I wonder if anyone will be held accountable for this? I doubt it...I'm the web manager for a high street fashion brand -- I'd undoubtedly get the sack if this happened on my site...a site that most probably gets far less traffic than the Home Office website!Any comment from our civil servants? Again, I doubt it! We'd be demanded to have an explanation on our blog with in the hour....just another difference between private and 'public' sector i guess! Tue 07 Apr 2009 15:08:09 GMT+1 robotron2000 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/04/red_faces_at_the_home_office.html?page=66#comment16 This post has been Removed Tue 07 Apr 2009 14:05:04 GMT+1 franciscobaptista http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/04/red_faces_at_the_home_office.html?page=62#comment15 This post has been Removed Tue 07 Apr 2009 13:52:58 GMT+1 yamaguchigumi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/04/red_faces_at_the_home_office.html?page=58#comment14 This post has been Removed Tue 07 Apr 2009 12:43:04 GMT+1 DisgustedOfMitcham2 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/04/red_faces_at_the_home_office.html?page=54#comment13 #8:My thoughts exactly! Tue 07 Apr 2009 12:20:40 GMT+1 eavesdm http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/04/red_faces_at_the_home_office.html?page=50#comment12 "... it appeared to be Japanese rather than Chinese. I contacted the Home Office press office, and provided them with the first news of this embarrassing glitch."An embarrassing glitch indeed, confusing Chinese and Japanese... can't believe you have a procative vid with a "click to play video" on it. Hugh Dennis' skit on an older episode of Mock the Week comes to mind ... "... the new BBC porn channel, C-Boobies ..." Tue 07 Apr 2009 12:15:44 GMT+1 cheeryjames1977 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/04/red_faces_at_the_home_office.html?page=45#comment11 My understanding with the .TV top level domain, and it may be wrong, is that the rightful owner is the country of Tuvalu and that they auctioned it off to raise money to pay for their seat at the UN. The registrar allows anyone to buy domains with that TLD - where as .uk are supposed to be better protected by Nominet. Tue 07 Apr 2009 11:22:32 GMT+1 hon3stly http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/04/red_faces_at_the_home_office.html?page=41#comment10 This post has been Removed Tue 07 Apr 2009 10:21:27 GMT+1 jr4412 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/04/red_faces_at_the_home_office.html?page=37#comment9 RCJ writes: "On the other hand, this kind of stunt happens to a number of prominent websites - and causes red faces rather than real damage."I think that the fact that 'Home Office and porn' is news for the second time in only a few days is damaging in itself.adders #6 writes: "Surprising Nominet let a someone outside the UK register and use a .org.uk address."is that so exceptional? appears to be the norm for all the .tv (transvestite ??) sites. Tue 07 Apr 2009 09:38:12 GMT+1 webdesignuk http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/04/red_faces_at_the_home_office.html?page=33#comment8 as adders said it also appears on the following websites:ofcomm: Parliament: [Broken URL removed by Moderator]The home office might also want to check the following files: [Broken URL removed by Moderator] [Broken URL removed by Moderator] Tue 07 Apr 2009 08:36:08 GMT+1 Colin http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/04/red_faces_at_the_home_office.html?page=29#comment7 Has Jacqui employed her hubby and 'right hand man' as the HO web-site administrator? Tue 07 Apr 2009 05:29:15 GMT+1 Graham-Cluley http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/04/red_faces_at_the_home_office.html?page=25#comment6 This isn't the first time that the Home Office appears to have lost control of one of its websites. As is described at http://www.sophos.com/blogs/gc/g/2008/09/01/video-the-rise-and-fall-of-the-nhtcu-website/ they allowed the website of the now defunct National Hi-Tech Crime Unit to slip through their fingers too.Although the Home Office has told Rory that it has removed the link, it can still be found as clickable hotlinks in PDF documents hosted on their website.It took me less than 30 seconds to find the offending link on the Home Office's website, so it doesn't appear that their clean-up can have been that thorough. Tue 07 Apr 2009 00:19:59 GMT+1 adders http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/04/red_faces_at_the_home_office.html?page=20#comment5 The link still appears to be on a number of Government related sites including Ofcom and Parliament.The domain hasn't been hijacked, a porn site has just managed to register the domain when the Home Office let it expire on 7th February.Surprising Nominet let a someone outside the UK register and use a .org.uk address. Mon 06 Apr 2009 22:59:46 GMT+1 dennisjunior1 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/04/red_faces_at_the_home_office.html?page=16#comment4 Rory:Yes, there are many red faces at the Home Office...I would also think that they understand what they did....~Dennis Junior~ Mon 06 Apr 2009 21:55:43 GMT+1 Heavyweek http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/04/red_faces_at_the_home_office.html?page=12#comment3 If the TAB is defunct who should one now contact if in need of advice regarding a notice of investigation under RIPA? The TAB is still heavily touted on the Home Office website. (http://security.homeoffice.gov.uk/ripa/interception/technical-advisory-board/) Who will define what a CSP is now that the tab is no more ? It appears to me that the DNS has been hijacked rather than a defunct site been appropriated, Incidentally google the "technical advisory board" and the link to the Japanese (not Chinese, you are correct RCJ) site is still there. Penultimate link first results page. Mon 06 Apr 2009 21:48:51 GMT+1 randomgfu http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/04/red_faces_at_the_home_office.html?page=8#comment2 Presumably his ISP will have logged that visit to a Japanese sex site and his name will come up when the powers that be are looking for someone who has visited such sites in future. Mon 06 Apr 2009 21:06:16 GMT+1 Dan http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/04/red_faces_at_the_home_office.html?page=4#comment1 Look up the page in Google Cache and see for yourself :-p Mon 06 Apr 2009 20:58:26 GMT+1 Paul Freeman-Powell http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/04/red_faces_at_the_home_office.html?page=0#comment0 The real question is though, was that more interesting than the intended site? hehe Mon 06 Apr 2009 20:06:36 GMT+1