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As if Barbie isn’t a bad enough role model, it seems that at least one Bratz doll came complete with actual marijuana as an after-market accessory. The unlucky recipient’s mom quickly called 911 when she found the contraband packaged with the doll she received in the mail, having thought it was an identical doll she…Read More I knew those Bratz were trouble
In a scary story, the Christian Science Monitor reports “US creates terrorist fingerprint database:” Last year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the completion of a database system that collects electronic fingerprints of both the index and middle fingers of every noncitizen entering the US. The system now documents 64 million travelers. The Homeland…Read More Fingerprinting Visitors
In the Christmas double issue of The Economist, there is an interesting article about Google’s new domain-level email services and their applicability to business. I’m traveling, so I listened to the podcast version. I’m not going to criticize Google today. I think Gmail is a good service. I have several Gmail accounts. I am personally…Read More The Price of Nothing and the Value of Everything
Here’s the lead story in this week’s CSO magazine. I’m sure glad we no longer have to worry about breaches or compliance and can focus on whether we’re wearing the right things.Read More Hey, Guys and Gals, Security is No Longer a Problem!
The BBC reports that Modern measuring methods proved that Liechtenstein’s borders are 1.9km (1.2 miles) longer than previously thought. The border has been changed in some of the more remote corners of the mainly mountainous state, which has now grown in size by 0.5sq km (123 acres). Black Unicorn tattoo by Monique’s Euro Tattoo and…Read More Liechtenstein Expands
Michael Arrington writes at Techcrunch about a former law firm, all of whose records are going to be opened to the public: Brobeck, Pleger & Harrison LLP was a well known law firm in silicon valley during the first Internet boom. They had thousands of startup and public company clients and handled all aspects of…Read More Trusting Privacy Promises
Nick Owen posts his favorite blog posts of the year. I have my favorites, but I’m curious. What are yours? What do you remember? We’d love to know.Read More Would You Do Me A Favor?
In “The Vehicular Thomas Crowne Affair: how to creatively defeat photo radar,” Scrollin On Dubs points out that: I just got my plate from AZ DMV and happily installed it this morning. It can still be read by the keen eye but from one of those crappy photo radar pictures it will be a non-trivial…Read More OCR and License Plate Cameras