To Redact or Cover Up With a Black Box?

If you don’t want someone to have certain data, then don’t send it to them. Cutesy features like placing a colored box on top of text are next to worthless when it comes to protecting sensitive data. Obscuring the ability of the eye to see the data protects it from 90% of people, yes. However,… Continue reading To Redact or Cover Up With a Black Box?

Espionage vs. First Amendment

Gonzales Says Prosecutions of Journalists Are Possible – New York Times The government has the legal authority to prosecute journalists for publishing classified information, Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales said yesterday. “There are some statutes on the book which, if you read the language carefully, would seem to indicate that that is a possibility,” Mr.… Continue reading Espionage vs. First Amendment

The Value of a Few Extra Clicks

Google Agrees to Settle ‘Click Fraud’ Case – Yahoo! News Mountain View, Calif.-based Google makes virtually all of its money from text-based advertising links that trigger commissions each time they are clicked on. Besides enriching Google, the system has been a boon for advertisers, whose sales have been boosted by an increased traffic from prospective… Continue reading The Value of a Few Extra Clicks

Disconnect

Wow, there is a disconnect between Microsoft and end users. Even if users experience PC trouble after installing the patch, they will still be protected against any attack exploiting the Windows flaw, a Microsoft representative said. But but but The patch could lock users out of their PC, prevent the Windows Firewall from starting, block… Continue reading Disconnect

Frivolous Lawsuits

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian astrologist who says NASA has altered her horoscope by crashing a spacecraft into a comet is suing the U.S. space agency for damages of $300 million, local media reported on Monday. NASA deliberately crashed its probe, named Deep Impact, into the Tempel 1 comet to unleash a spray of material… Continue reading Frivolous Lawsuits

Do Not Tease the Idiots

Country: United States City: Columbus, GA Citation: Sec. 14-34. Idiots, etc.; teasing, harassing. It shall be unlawful and disorderly conduct for any person to tease or harass, either by words, signs or acts, on the streets or public places in the city any simple minded, idiotic, or crazy person, or any cripple, or other unfortunate… Continue reading Do Not Tease the Idiots

A New Start

A cough and distant talking stole Makai’s attention. “Sohjie…. We have company.” He listened intently for more sounds coming from the other side of the heavy oak door. Sohjie placed the herb jar back on the shelf. They took up positions on either side of the door. It opened painfully slowly. An drunk man with… Continue reading A New Start