Brian Honan writes about an issue raised by a Daily Mail story about how a senior with dementia was scammed out of his money after his details were sold or passed along by charities:
I know many people who would argue that there shouldn’t be a need for charities, saying the search for a cure for cancer, protection of vulnerable children, etc., etc., should all be funded by government.
Fair point methinks but, as that is not the world we live in, we have to recognise the need for such organisations. We also need to recognise how many do a stellar job of improving the lives of all those people (and animals) that they help.
Read more on Security Watch.
See also Daragh O’Brien’s quick YouTube representation of the issues involved:
Daragh promises to have a blog post later today about this, so I’ll update this post with a link when it’s available.
YouTube replaced with updated YouTube by Daragh, post-publication.