Shostack + Friends Blog Archive


Small Bits of Chaos: Video, Anonymous Blogs, Real ID Act dead

  • This New York Times article on Videos Challenge Accounts of Convention Unrest covers the fascinating conflict between the video and human memories of an event; the issues raised by transparent video editing, and other issues. Worth reading.

    During a recess, the defense had brought new information to the prosecutor. A videotape shot by a documentary filmmaker showed Mr. Kyne agitated but plainly walking under his own power down the library steps, contradicting the vivid account of Officer Wohl, who was nowhere to be seen in the pictures. Nor was the officer seen taking part in the arrests of four other people at the library against whom he signed complaints.

  • Ethan Zuckerman has a post on how to blog anonymously. Great stuff, but why no mention of tor? (Via the Committee to Protect Bloggers.)
  • The Counterterrorism blog reports that “‘Real ID Act’ Effectively Blocked in U.S. Senate

    Roll Call (sorry, paid subscription required) reports today that the Senate easily passed a nonbinding resolution to exclude all immigration issues from the bill. Roll Call also quotes the powerful chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee as saying that the entire supplemental spending bill “would go down” if the “REAL ID Act” is included.