British Government Does Not Think That IE6 is Unsafe

In the midst of turmoil involving the latest security flaws identified in the browser dean Internet Explorer 6, which has in its most dramatic chapters a brawl between Google and the Chinese government and with Germany and France issuing communiqués calling for netizens of country avoid the program at any cost, comes a dissonant voice: the UK.

The body responsible for Web security in the land of your majesty seems to have fallen in the Microsoft conversation that failure is not a threat to ordinary users. “There is no evidence that the version with all fixes IE6 is more or less secure than other browsers,” said Deputy Secretary of State Lord West.

The measure, of course, aroused the fury of web experts in the country, to protest decided to create a highly original petition online at Number10.co.uk government site, which until now has about 1,200 signatures. [Register]