There’s just something about skinny girls in pouffy skirts…and stormtrooper helmets. More at http://redandjonny.tumblr.com/Read More So cute!
Back in September, a group of Czech artists called EPOS 257 camouflaged themselves as city-workers, went to the Palackeho square in Prague and installed a fence. The fence was left on the square with no apparent intent or explanation. At first, the city council didn’t know about it, and when there were told, they didn’t…Read More Bureaucracy in inaction
Over at We Won’t Fly, George Donnelly writes: I was about to delete an offensive comment on this blog – one of the very few we get – and thought, hmm, I wonder where this guy is posting from? Because, really, it is quite unusual for us to get nasty comments. Lo and behold, the…Read More Emergent Chaos has TSA "trolls," too
Lately there has been quite a bit of noise about the concept of “trust” in information security. This has always confused me, because I tend towards @bobblakley when he says: “trust is for suckers.” But security is keen on having trendy new memes, things to sell you, and I thought that I might as well…Read More The Only Trust Models You'll Ever Need
Act: Get this 2-page Passenger’s Rights Sheet: http://saizai.com/tsa_rights.pdf Outrage: “Gaping Holes in Airline Security: Loaded Gun Slips Past TSA Screeners” (Matthew Mosk, Angela Hill and Timothy Fleming, ABC News) “TSA + Police + JetBlue Conspire Against Peaceful Individual at JFK” (George Donnelly, WeWontFly.org) “TSA Lies Again Over Capture, Storage Of Body Scanner Images” (Steve Watson,…Read More TSA News roundup
This is a fascinating visualization of 10MM Facebook Friends™ as described in Visualizing Friendships by Paul Butler. A couple of things jump out at me in this emergent look at geography. The first is that Canada is a figment of our imaginations. Sorry to my Canadian friends (at least the anglophones!) The second is that…Read More The Emergent Chaos of Facebook relationships
We at the New School blog use WordPress with some plugins. Recently, Alex brought up the question of how we manage to stay up to date. It doesn’t seem that WordPress has a security announcements list, nor do any of our plugins. So I asked Twitter “What’s the best way to track security updates for…Read More Managing WordPress: How to stay informed?
Paul Kedrosky writes: Most of us have heard the story of armoring British bombers, as it’s too good not to share, not to mention being straight from the David Brent school of management motivation. Here is the Wikipedia version: Bomber Command’s Operational Research Section (BC-ORS), analysed a report of a survey carried out by RAF…Read More Armoring the Bombers that Came Back
From The Fine Article: Under these circumstances, then, it becomes more likely that the charges are indeed weak (or false) ones made to seem as though they are strong. Conversely, if there were no political motivation, then the merits of the charges would be more closely related to authorities’ zealousness in pursing them, and we…Read More Nate Silver in the NYT: A Bayesian Look at Assange
But you can still evaluate the quality of the effort Likewise, there’s a lot that you can’t measure about security and risk, but you can still infer something from how the effort is pursued.Read More Can't measure love