Check out this amazing video from TED.Read More Bonobos!
In Dissent’s weekly roundup of breaches, there were six breaches reported for the UK, versus nine in the US. It seems that the duty of care approach is really taking off. Newly reported incidents in the U.K. and Ireland: In Ireland, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has lost the personal details of 6,000 people.…Read More Six breach reports in the UK: the floodgates are open
I think the NFL’s handling of spying by the New England Patriots is poor. Of course, I expect retrograde, authoritarian, clumsy behavior from the NFL, and I haven’t been disappointed in the few decades I’ve been paying attention. The New York Times covered this issue (the spying, not the decades). In their December 16 article,…Read More Transparency lessons from the NFL
My eyes feel better now. Calla Lily macro 3, by Edwin Bartlett.Read More Flower Chaser
I’m way to lazy to take the time in Photoshop to make this look good, so just use your imagination and pretend I put Beaker’s head on this. Y’all should just be grateful that I didn’t use this animated gif instead….Read More Hassling the Hoff
There’s an article in the Washington Post, “In the Course of Human Events, Still Unpublished.” It’s about how the papers of the founding fathers of the United States are still not available except in physical form, and the scholarly practice that keeps them there. Many of the founding fathers’ letters have been transcribed and made…Read More The Words of our (Founding) Fathers
According to Dark Reading, “Study: Breaches of Personal Data Now Prevalent in Enterprises:” According to a study released yesterday by the Ponemon Institute and Deloitte & Touche, 85 percent of the security or privacy executive surveyed — some 800 individuals — claimed at least one reportable security incident in the past 12 months. Sixty-three percent…Read More Deloitte & Touche, Ponemon Study on Breaches
Normally, it’s not news when someone takes aim at TSA policies like this: If you are someone who suspects that what is billed as “aviation security” is often more show than substance, you are not alone. In fact, you are part of what Nixon aides used to call the “silent majority.” The security bureaucracy seems…Read More Clark Kent Ervin on TSA Security
There’s a bunch of press around Ask.com’s marketing of their new privacy service. I applaud them for thinking about this, and for drawing attention to the issue of search privacy. The New York Times had a story, “Ask.com Puts a Bet on Privacy” and now Slashdot jumps in with “Will Privacy Sell?” This is the…Read More Ask.com is not asking "Will Privacy Sell"
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