Nadine Dorries defends approach to cyber-security after admitting sharing computer passwords with staff
The backbencher took to Twitter to defend her colleague Damien Green3, who has been accused of having pornography on his Commons computer. She said a retired police officer s claim that Mr Green must have been responsible for material found on his machine, was utterly preposterous .
My staff log onto my computer on my desk with my login everyday . Including interns on exchange programmes, she said. She faced a backlash from Twitter4 users, with users accusing her of being cavalier or careless , and one asking: Does anyone know who s supposed to be in charge of data security for the UK Parliament ? Because they have some explaining to do.
Data protection officer Carl Gottlieb told Sky News: Sharing access to confidential systems should always be minimised, especially in Government where security and audit trails are paramount . MPs and the civil service have a track record of lax practices around sharing passwords and this needs to change.
MPs, like many senior managers, have team around them that act as a bubble of trust . Interns are trusted to handle their email and social media accounts on a daily basis.
The Mid Bedfordshire MP hit back, saying that she does not have access to sensitive government documents because she is not a minister. She said: I m a backbench MP with four staff working on two computers . I don t get top secret emails from government.
A Cabinet Office Inquiry is examining the claims from two retired detectives that a vast quantity of extreme pornography was found on Mr Green s parliamentary computer in 2008.
A prolific shoplifter who threatened security staff with a dirty syringe has been sent to jail. Jolene Laing appeared at Leicester Crown Court1 yesterday and was jailed for two years. The 38-year-old had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to seven counts of theft, battery, common assault, racially or religiously aggravated public order and two public order offences.
The force said Laing, of no fixed address, threatened security staff with a used syringe when they challenged her.
Police released this custody image of Laing (Image: Leicestershire Police)
Pc Mike Green, beat officer for Loughborough town centre, said: We are pleased with this conviction.
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It demonstrates our commitment to tackling crimes that impact our towns and have a knock-on effect on businesses.
Laing is a prolific shoplifter who has continued to commit offences.
On one occasion she threatened staff and security with a dirty syringe after they challenged her and subjected them to abuse.
She has been known locally to be hostile towards officers and the local business community.
We hope this conviction and sentence goes some way to helping her mend her ways.
In an episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” set to air Wednesday, Jesus Campos recounts for the first time on TV the night of the shooting. Campos was wounded by Paddock on October 1, minutes before the gunman sprayed gunfire on concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest Festival from a hotel room in the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort Casino. More than two weeks after the attack, Campos said his health is improving.
“I’m doing better each day, slowly but surely . Just healing mentally and physically,” he told DeGeneres. Campos had been in the building, patrolling the halls when he was sent to check on a door on the 32nd floor . He used the stairwells to get there, but couldn’t get past a barricaded door and had to use the elevator. “There was metal bracket holding the door in place,” he said. He said he called security dispatch to report the blocked door and that’s when he heard drilling sounds.
“As I was walking down, I heard rapid fire.” Campos said. “And at first I took cover . I felt a burning sensation . I went to go lift my pant leg up and I saw the blood . That’s when I called it in on my radio that shots have been fired.” Paddock shot through the door, striking Campos in the upper right thigh. “And I was going to say that I was hit, but I got on my cell just to clear the radio traffic so they could coordinate the rest of the call.”
While hiding in a doorway, Campos alerted a hotel building engineer who was called to check on the door and a woman who came out of another room. He thanked first responders, medics and members of the community who helped everyone in need that night. “Everything puts pieces together on how everyone came together to help that night even in the darkest hour,” he said.
Campos had been scheduled to appear on several news networks last week but those interviews were canceled. “Jesus Campos wants to tell his story at a time and place of his choosing . He’s asked that everyone respect his request for privacy . We could not be more proud of Jesus,” MGM said in a statement. Campos had been hailed a hero by authorities who initially said he diverted the gunman’s attention and made him stop firing on the crowd.
The resort’s owner had disputed the times earlier provided by police but recently said Paddock was shooting at concertgoers “at the same time as, or within 40 seconds after,” Campos first reported shots.
CNN’s Keith Allen contributed to this report.