Tuesday, March 12th Commentary
An interesting follow-up by the Star into their probe of driving schools in Ontario.
This morning the paper tells the story of 23-year-old Samantha Farr of Toronto taking driving lessons. On the very first driving lesson, the instructor told her to pull over and idle illegally outside a Popeyes restaurant so he could go in and get some chicken. Farr kept thinking "how embarrassing it would be to explain this to a police officer that I was idling, because my driving instructor told me to while he went in to get some chicken."
She also says the instructor spent most of the time on his cellphone when he should have been teaching her. He no longer provides in-car instruction.
The story simply adds to mounting evidence that there is something seriously wrong with the driving school industry and that Queen's Park needs to reign it in.
No wonder we have so many lousy drivers on the roads.
How would you feel if you had all of your financial information posted online for all to see.
The FBI has launched an investigation after that usually secret data were posted online about celebrities including Britney Spears, Beyonce, Jay-Z and Kim Kardashian. Also on the hit list: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, FBI Director Robert Mueller, Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
An anti-police message in Russian was also posted on the site.
It'll be interesting to find out whether the hackers got into so-called secure sites such as credit reporting agencies and banks or whether these individuals, despite their high profile, are as dumb as most of us when it comes to online security.
Personally I am an extensive user of the internet but there is one thing I will not do and that is access my bank accounts online. I refuse to even set up the profile for such a link, should I ever change my mind. It's just not worth the risk.