Monday, 3 April 2017

Fun Online Polls: Encryption & Government Guidelines for Physical Activity

The results to last week's Fun Online Poll were as follows:

Should services like Whatsapp be made to pass on messages to the police if they obtain a warrant?

Yes, same rules should apply as to any other search warrant - 69%
No, the police should not be allowed to do any searches at all - 31%

Good, I was with the majority on that one.

For sure, on a technical level, Whatsapp might not be able to reconstruct the clear text of the message, but at least they can pass on what they do have i.e. the 'envelope', i.e. time sent, to whom, number of characters, the garbled version of the message, a list of that 'phone users contacts etc.
From the BBC:

More than 20 million people in the UK are physically inactive, according to a report by the British Heart Foundation.

The charity warns that inactivity increases the risk of heart disease and costs the NHS around £1.2bn each year...

Women are 36% more likely than men to be classified as physically inactive - 11.8 million women compared with 8.3 million men.

The report defines "inactive" as not achieving the government guidelines for physical activity of 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a week and strength activities on at least two days a week.

So that's this week's Fun Online Poll:

"Do you achieve the government's guidelines for physical activity every week?"

Vote here or use the widget in the sidebar.


Bayard said...

"Do you achieve the government's guidelines for physical activity every week?"

It depends on what they mean by "moderate". Does walking down the street and back to buy a sandwich at lunchtime count, or does it only count if the street has a gradient steeper than, say 1 in 20? Similarly, does going for a walk count if you live in the Fens?

Mark Wadsworth said...

B, I do not know what they mean.

Bayard said...

Does anyone, even them, or is it all just buzz-talk?

paulc156 said...

Thing is, too much activity can also be bad for some people as well as diets low in this or high in that. The sooner everyone can get a their genome analysed in such a way that advice can be personalised, the better.