Author: arthur

Via the Miami Herald: An underwire bra stopped a Miami attorney from seeing her client held at the Miami Federal Detention Center, setting off controversy over the inmate facility’s dress code. The issue here isn’t so much the dress code (though it is problematic) but inconsistent enforcement of previously agreed upon rules. It’s hard to…

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Bruce Schneier points in his blog to an article in The Telegraph in which Steve Ballmer blames the failure of Vista on security. Every security person around should clear their throat loudly. Security is not what made Vista unpalatable. Many people liked Vista. My tech reporter friends not only adored it, but flat couldn’t understand…

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Demonstrating that no one’s data is safe, the names, pay records, and other personal information of 90,000 English soldiers was placed on the Internet. These soldiers, who served with king Henry V at Agincourt now have their information listed at www.medievalsoldier.org, exposing them to the chance of identity theft after nearly 500 years. They soldiers…

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