2004

Europhobia nails the link between privacy and economics in the UK imposes national ID cards stupidity: But usually what gets them is “what? I’ll have to pay eighty-five quid for this thing?” No, Europhobia, they’ll have to pay 85 quid for the card, and another 10 quid in taxes for the backend database. (Figuring 60%…

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After upgrading to Panther and installing X-Tools, several people complained that some unix man pages, specifically section 3 (standard library), are missing. For example, if you try: % man 3 strcmp and get no man page, you need to follow procedure below: Remove /Library/Receipts/BSD.pkg/ (rename or delete) Insert Panther CD 1 Install BSD package from…

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Ross Anderson has added three papers to his Economics and Security Resource page: Fetscherin and Vlietstra’s DRM and music: How do rights affect the download price? shows that the prices of music tracks sold online are mostly determined by the rights granted to the purchaser – including the right to burn, copy or export the…

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Michael Froomkin has three nice posts today. First, Inside The TSA, we learn that power tends to corrupt: This account of the goings-on at the MIA TSA branch, brought to you by the feisty local Miami New Times, is worse than not pretty. It’s pretty ugly: allegations of theft from passengers’ bags, sexual harassment (of…

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The normally insightful JihadWatch writes: It sounds terrible: restricting their civil liberties. Until you read into the story and find that they’re talking about registration, profiling, and monitoring of mosques and Islamic organizations. Horrors! Registration may inconvenience some people, but after all, a lot of people were inconvenienced on 9/11; as with all these measures,…

Read More First They Came For The Jews