IT Essentials: No honour among thieves

The criminal with a conscience doesn't exist

Tom Allen
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IT Essentials: No honour among thieves

Local government does the grunt work, but criminals are putting the most vulnerable in society at risk - and we need to stop making excuses for the ones who don't.

A few months ago, I had to deal with my local council at very short notice. All I needed was a signature, but I needed it that week to prevent a house purchase - seven months in the making - from f...

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