New Blogs

Frequent commenter Allan Friedman has started Geek/Wonk. In “Speaking of duct tape,” he links to an interesting essay Duct Tape Risk Communication. And Mario’s comments on tor vs the Freedom Network are interesting: Interestingly, the usability issues are _exactly_ the same as they were ~5 years ago! It’s sometimes s-l-o-w! While I agree with this,…

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Scared Monkeys asks “Could Iris Scanning be Coming To an Airport Near You?” (As if the TSA hadn’t wasted enough money on machines that don’t work, or seizing zippo lighter cameras.) Maybe the camera in their iris scanner was busted? New blog “The Dunning Letter” claims to be from a long-time junk mailer, now repentant.…

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Speaking of distributed innovation, the Open Source Vulnerability Database is a great project, dedicated to accumulating deep technical knowledge about computer security vulnerabilities, and making it freely available. And now it turns out, they have a blog! Mark Ward has an interesting article, “Predicting Vulnerabilities, Quotes and more.” When the patch comes out, many people…

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I’ve added Screendiscussion to the blogroll. I don’t always agree with Geoff, but he seems insightful, interesting, and genuinely willing to grapple with the questions that his profession raises. He also posts actual posts, rather than a clipblog. For example, this morning’s post is “Background Checks Must Be Relevant, and points out a case where…

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