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The Question is…

Which 20th Century Novel is American life going to emulate more in the 21st Century? Are we going to live in 1984 or Catch-22? Or… both? Via Boing-Boing: The DHS says that it’s against the law to photograph “sensitive” government buildings, but they won’t publish a list of these buildings, so it’s impossible to comply […]

For the record

There’s a guy from Macromedia who thinks it’s silly for me to worry about the Remote Monitoring capability built into Flash. He says he’s tried to comment here several times and it’s failed. I find this a further indictment of the fallibility of software. [update]I found his comments clogged in my spam filter and released […]

I find this moderately disturbing

I played a small role in helping to break this story. I used a screen capturing utility for OS X called iShowU to grab the video from the Christian Embassy site. Lambert emailed me via SteveAudio looking for a way to capture video from the Flash Movie on their site, since Flash Movies are embedded […]

This is sorta depressing, innit?

Once a government gets addicted to pawing through your data, I imagine it’s like getting them off crack to get them to stop, never mind who is in the White House. In a pivotal network operations center in metropolitan St. Louis, AT&T has maintained a secret, highly secured room since 2002 where government work is […]

Crypto info

Over at Daily Kos, they’re having a discussion about the merits of cryptography and email. The comments are where all of the action is. Highly recommended because it’s so informative. Start encrypting your email now. It’s the smart thing to do.

Their hunger for control and hunger for information

are essentially the same impulse. It’s eating the alarmists on the Right alive. Apparently, they don’t care who they have to deal with to get your info, either: Three years later, the DEA would learn of Hank [Asher]‘s smuggling planeloads of cocaine from the Bahamas in the 80′s, and he would be forced out of […]

How to read right wing spin

Of course, you know all about the Washington Times (aka “All the news that the Reverend Moon sees fit to print…”) and what a right wing spin machine it is. Sis sent me this link, earlier today. Go ahead and read the article…. Some key paragraphs…. President Bush and U.S. policy-makers are receiving more intelligence […]

Take a day off, get more hits.

( Hello NSA! andMeta )

I was so busy working on promoting the Music Hates You record, yesterday, that I wasn’t able to post anything here. And then John from AmericaBlog posts a link to my tutorial on how to use GPG for MacMail and suddenly I have more hits than I have had all year. Thanks, John!

The Emerging Scandal

I wonder if AT&T was the only corporation involved in this…. AT&T Inc. and an Internet advocacy group are waging a privacy battle in federal court that could expose the reach of the Bush administration’s secretive domestic wiretapping program. The Electronic Frontier Foundation said it obtained documents from a former AT&T technician that shows that […]

Oh, thank goodness…

The Ninja threat at UGA has been contained. ATF agents are always on alert for anything suspicious — including ninjas. Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearm agents, on campus Tuesday for Project Safe Neighborhoods training, detained a “suspicious individual” near the Georgia Center, University Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said. Jeremiah Ransom, a sophomore from Macon, was leaving […]

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