February 4, 2013
- Sophisticated cyber-attack hits Energy Department, China possible suspect 02-04-13
This is not, believe it or don't, some kind of an indictment of the Energy Department. I'm pretty sure the Energy Department has reasonable security measures in place. My point is that, if the Energy Department and its probable precautions can't stop a hacker from gaining access, neither can that supposedly "secure" Website you use to shop, bank, pay bills, or whatever else! Don't want to risk it? Don't transfer data online. Period.
January 23, 2013
January 21, 2013
January 18, 2013
- TSA removing "virtual strip search" body scanners 01-18-13
I've hated the backscatter machines since the first images I saw that showed just how intrusive the technology was. If somebody wants to see my naked body, the least he could do is buy me dinner first!
- New York newspaper removes gun permit database from website after outcry 01-18-13
It seems to me that we need to revisit the definition of "public record." It's been needed for some time, of course, but there's nothing like a couple of robberies committed as a direct result of the publication of what (in my opinion) ought not be public record to bring the matter up for discussion again!