i'd rather be in haena   

or anyplace with more trees and less concrete

Archive for the 'privacy' Category

“An Appalling Abuse Of State Power”

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

Christopher Hitchens presents this Huffington Post rant regarding the NSA spying issue.

BREAKING NEWS! Cory’s Joining A Gym!

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

And I (and my “I”, of course, I mean you) thought those two latest posts below were narcissistic. Just kidding. Sort of.

NY Times On NSA Spying | The Technology Behind the Surveillance?

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

The top-rated story on Memeorandum right now is this NY Times piece on the National Security Agency’s surveillance of domestic phonecalls since 2001. Ars Technica posted a rather geeky (and so, to me, fairly fascinating) story speculating upon some of the technologies that may be making the NSA’s data-gathering and -analysis possible.

Dark Lord Of All Things Leaky and Demagogic Leaves CNN/Patriot Act R.I.P.?/Bush OK’d US Wiretaps w/o Court Clearance

Friday, December 16th, 2005

Good things come in threes: Robert Novak will no longer carry conservative water on CNN. Of course, sewage always seeks its own level. Patriot Act doesn’t pass in Senate. And while it’s not at ALL a good thing, it’s a good thing it’s come to light. Scott McClellan’s press briefing this morning saw new heights [...]

Google’s Gmail Sends Its Respects

Wednesday, December 7th, 2005

Carrie McLaren sent an email message via her Gmail account to friends who’d lost a family member. The friends replied via their Gmail account. Gmail’s targeted AdWords took care of the rest.

“Stealing Music Is Safer”

Friday, November 4th, 2005

For those inclined to geeking out, here’s a detailed explanation of rootkit forensics.

Wal-Mart Calls Secret Service On High School Student’s Civics Project

Saturday, October 8th, 2005

Yet another reason to add to the list titled Why I Won’t Shop At Wal-Mart.

FBI Doing the Lord’s Work

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

What’s more important, a secure homeland, a secure Mideast, or less photos of undressed goth-punk girls? It’s all about priorities.

“Why I Fear Google Wi-Fi”

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

Seth Jayson posits a bit of healthy paranoia in this Motley Fool entry. [link via Scripting News]

All Google Wants Is All Your Wi-Fi Traffic

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

Google’s latest beta: Encrypted Wi-Fi traffic centralized through its own VPN. The wording of their privacy policy is as vague as the data mining possibilites are lucrative.