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Sun, 09 Mar 2008 11:00:23 +0000I travel a lot. It has been almost ten years since I had a job that was based in the same place I live.
Fri, 29 Feb 2008 20:46:15 +0000All it took was a little representation. That is one trouble with the US legal system.
Fri, 29 Feb 2008 08:55:02 +0000Sighs of relief can be heard coming from Brazil this week as police arrested four men (port security guards) responsible for heisting some computers that had lots of data from the newly discovered mega-oil-patch off the coast of Brazil.Way back when I was an industry analyst I remember fighting the battle against universitites about so called academic freedom and firewalls.
Wed, 27 Feb 2008 16:02:53 +0000The news today is that several free speech advocates are stepping into the fray over Wikileaks. See Declan McCullagh's coverage.
Wed, 27 Feb 2008 15:51:40 +0000According to ComputerWorld coverage Finjan is publicizing a source in Hong Kong they have discovered that offers to sell access to hacked ftp servers. The idea is that a malware purveyor or phisher would want ftp access with admin credentials so they can quickly and easily upload there wares to the web sites served by the ftp service.
Tue, 26 Feb 2008 08:55:16 +0000But you have to ask the right questions. Two senators have sent a letter to 24 US agencies asking them to report on their progress in data protection.
Sun, 24 Feb 2008 13:40:08 +00004:30 PM Eastern (US).The telecom company that carries most of Pakistan's traffic, PCCW, has found it necessary to shut Pakistan off from the Internet while they filter out the malicious routes that a Pakistani ISP, PieNet, announced earlier today.
Sun, 24 Feb 2008 12:36:48 +0000What could at first have been just one of those days on the Internet where some newbie engineer accidentally announces a spurious route and takes out a segment of the network has turned into an international fiasco. But no, Pakastan has ordered all ISP's to block YouTube.
Sun, 24 Feb 2008 12:16:14 +0000Like I said in a recent post, the Internet is a series of tubes. Sometimes that helps route around malicious legislation and regulators, sometimes it causes big problems.
Fri, 22 Feb 2008 22:38:03 +0000Do you ever get the feeling that the people around you are missing out on a major shift in the way the world works? Try explaining lolcats to your grandfather for instance.
Fri, 22 Feb 2008 13:18:09 +0000I met Mike Rothman last night for drinks. He was on a once in a lifetime pass through Southfield, Michigan.
Wed, 20 Feb 2008 19:55:24 +0000Good job. According to Reuters, the US has succeeded in shooting down its errant spy satellite.
Wed, 20 Feb 2008 07:27:58 +0000I am taking a couple of days to explore the slopes at Boyne Mountain. For those of you who regularly ski the Alps and Rockies I have one thing to say.
Mon, 18 Feb 2008 13:11:03 +0000In the rapidly escalating story of Wikileaks.org, (here) a California court has ordered the domain registrar, Dynadot, to erase all DNS entries for the domain, effectively erasing a website that hosts millions of documents purportedly "leaked" to the wiki-style site in the name of whistle-blowing on malfeasance.
Sun, 17 Feb 2008 10:44:36 +0000As someone who has been accused of publicity seeking through grand pronouncements I can understand the motivation behind Nicholas Carr's 2003 article in Harvard Business Review: "IT Doesn't Matter". His main thesis is:For a brief period, as they are being built into the infrastructure of commerce, these "infrastructural technologies," as I call them, open opportunities for forward-looking companies to gain strong competitive advantages.
Fri, 15 Feb 2008 13:17:56 +0000Hard to believe that a SIM (Security Information Management) company has made it "out". Arcsight went public yesterday at $9/share.
Thu, 14 Feb 2008 10:13:34 +0000This news just in. The Bush administration has decided to attempt to shoot down the failed spy satellite that was due to enter the earth's atmosphere sometime in coming weeks.
Thu, 14 Feb 2008 09:40:40 +0000Ben Edelman has created a nice Valentine's day post. I am sure the folks behind C-NetMedia are swooning over it even now.
Wed, 13 Feb 2008 12:32:58 +0000Practically one of my first blog postings ever I published(Black and white and gray all over) a continuum of good and evil. I was attempting to investigate the shades of gray in moral behavior when it comes to online practices.
Tue, 12 Feb 2008 08:30:55 +0000In the underground world of spy vs spy one always has to question revelations about major spy incidents. Yesterday the FBI announced that they had arrested three men in New Orleans on spying charges and, oh by the way, another man, 72 years old who worked for Boeing up until 2002.