Tuesday 3

Not driving in California

Filed under: Android, Politics, Security — Tags: — zundel @ pm

Court OKs searches of cell phones without warrant

Friday 280


Filed under: Politics — Tags: — zundel @ am

Double-plus-good, y’all.

Caught Spying on Student, FBI Demands GPS Tracker Back

We know real subversives only ride public transportation.

Wednesday 250

Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) security flaw

Filed under: Computers, Security — Tags: — zundel @ am

I posted the first public warning of this to my Facebook wall on Sunday.

Nasty Data-Stealing Bug Haunts Internet Explorer 8

Microsoft had plenty of time to fix this before it became public.
They still have done nothing in the past few days.

Microsoft investigates public IE CSS XSS flaw; Twitter, Hotmail vulnerable

This is a serious vulnerability.

Stop using Internet Explorer.
Use Chrome or Firefox.
They fixed the problem.

[Yet another example why I stopped using anything from Microsoft years ago. They don’t take their users’ security seriously. Many better alternatives exist.]

Wednesday 344

Privacy law

Filed under: Politics, Society — Tags: , , , — zundel @ pm

FISA op-eds from a parallel universe” by Julian Sanchez from “Law & Disorder” in Ars Technica 2008-12-09

The idea of privacy can help constrain governments. But never mistake the idea for a reality.

With increasingly easy surveillance, governments will conduct more surveillance. Violations of privacy have more tolerance than violations of security.

Tuesday 329

Put out your arm

Filed under: Society — Tags: , , — zundel @ pm

Indonesia may tag AIDS victims” by Niniek Karmini from AP in the Toronto Star 2008-11-25

Lawmakers in Papua, Indonesia’s largest province, have thrown their support behind a controversial HIV/AIDS bill requiring some sufferers to be implanted with a microchip to track their whereabouts.

It won’t happen, but worrying that they consider it. They attempt to stem the growing pandemic with inapt technology and draconian state invasion of privacy. Instead they need to provide education and condoms.

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