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TSA T-Shirts on Despair.com!

12 November, 2010 (09:21) | Tech | By: Brian

TSA – Your Naked Photos are Safe With Us and We’re Making Air Travel a Touching Experience. Talk about a rock and a hard place. My choice is my digital nudity on some poorly-secured (or intentionally¬†insecure) hard drive, or ¬†a genital groping after receiving a lecture about security theater and terrorism. All of this from [...]

Eight Epic Failures of Regulating Cryptography | Electronic Frontier Foundation

21 October, 2010 (05:23) | Tech | By: Brian

Eight Epic Failures of Regulating Cryptography | Electronic Frontier Foundation. Again, the EFF is doing great work in educating the public and showing how some elements of the government just don’t understand how technology works. Keep up the good work, EFF, and I promise I will donate when I have spare cash again.

Why I switched to a Droid Eris

7 October, 2010 (08:29) | Life In General, Tech | By: Brian

This isn’t the only reason, but it’s the main one. From: SMARTPHONES – Very Demotivational – The Demotivational Posters Blog.

Some Updates

5 October, 2010 (08:09) | Erlang, Family, Gaming, Life In General, Lynn, Tech, Uncategorized, Work | By: Brian

Things are super busy around here. Hopefully I can post more regularly again when they calm down. But the short list: Moved to Virginia with Lynn Attempting to sell the Condo in DE Got a software engineering job with Carr Astronautics Proposed to Lynn at Great Falls National Park in NoVA Started planning the wedding [...]

RIAA wins big in LimeWire lawsuit

13 May, 2010 (10:05) | Tech | By: Brian

RIAA wins big in LimeWire lawsuit | Media Maverick – CNET News. “U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood, for the Southern District of New York, on Tuesday granted summary judgment in favor of the music industry’s claims that Lime Group, parent of LimeWire software maker Lime Wire, and founder Mark Gorton committed copyright infringement, engaged in [...]

Digital Photocopiers Loaded With Secrets

20 April, 2010 (08:54) | Tech | By: Brian

Digital Photocopiers Loaded With Secrets – CBS Evening News – CBS News. Here’s a quick note of warning. If you have to throw out a copier that has any kind of memory on it, and most modern ones do, find and destroy the hard drive. Or take it to a professional.

Senators Introduce Bill in Response to EFF’s Call for New Protections Against Secret Video Surveillance

19 April, 2010 (13:18) | Tech | By: Brian

Senators Introduce Bill in Response to EFF’s Call for New Protections Against Secret Video Surveillance | Electronic Frontier Foundation. Wow, that was fast: little more than two weeks after EFF testified to a Senate subcommittee that federal electronic privacy law needs to be updated to protect against secret video surveillance just like it regulates electronic [...]

Minister for Digital Britain thinks an IP address is an “Intellectual Property address” – Boing Boing

9 April, 2010 (11:59) | Tech | By: Brian

Because I’m a bit of a geek and technology fan, I have slightly more than a passing interest in technology-related news and lawmaking. Particularly in the areas of intellectual property rights, security, privacy and net neutrality. A few days ago the United Kingdom passed a dangerously-draconian and ludicrous digital rights bill that makes our lawmakers [...]