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Senators Accuse Homeland Security Of Bullying States on National ID

Senators Accuse Homeland Security Of Bullying States on National ID

MEMBERS OF THE SENATE JUDICIARY Committee have criticized the Department of Homeland Security for pressuring balky states to adopt new federally approved drivers licenses, with one accusing Secretary Michael Chertoff of “bullying” the states into compliance under a threat of blocking citizens’ travel. “We ought to [...]

Outsourced passports netting government profits, risking national security

Outsourced passports netting government profits, risking national security

Yes this is a long article, but it is well worth the read. Interesting to see an organization not designed to make money, make a lot of money... wait, that's not even the scary thing, how about the security of the new e-passport? Ugh. The United States has outsourced the manufacturing of its electronic passports to overseas companies — [...]

Consumer (Dis)Comfort With Online Tracking

Consumer (Dis)Comfort With Online Tracking

In privacy debates about online advertising, the focus is most often on consumers. Consumers love free content, the advertisers and ad networks say. They say consumers are willing to have their online activities analyzed and categorized, because an ad for a minivan that lands in front of a soccer mom is valuable, and valuable ads are what support [...]

Redbox (those $1 DVD machines) found with credit card skimmers installed

Redbox (those $1 DVD machines) found with credit card skimmers installed

Looks like people in the South-west United States are getting their credit cards skimmed at their local Redbox. In case you forgot what a skimmer is, catch up on our past post about it.... To Our Valued Customers: A few days ago redbox detected and removed an illegal credit card skimming device at one of our 7,400 locations. At the [...]

It’s not paranoia: they really are spying on you: Because they control your connection, they can keep track of everything you do online

It’s not paranoia: they really are spying on you: Because they control your connection, they can keep track of everything you do online

In 1993, the dawn of the Internet age, the liberating anonymity of the online world was captured in a well-known New Yorker cartoon. One dog, sitting at a computer, tells another: “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” Fifteen years later, that anonymity is gone. It’s not paranoia: they really are spying on [...]

Homeland Security blinks on Real ID: No hassles on May 11

Homeland Security blinks on Real ID: No hassles on May 11

WASHINGTON--In the long-running Real ID staring match, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security ended up being the first to blink. Homeland Security announced Wednesday that all 50 states and the District of Columbia will be technically Real ID-compliant by the May 11, 2008 deadline--even though many states actually have rejected the concept [...]

Federal Reserve to Oversee “Financial Market Stability”

Federal Reserve to Oversee “Financial Market Stability”

Check out some of the background stories that have been leading up to this: Goldman Sachs Creates Private Stock Exchange for Unregistered Securities, Clients with $100 Million Minimum NASDAQ to Open Unregulated Private Stock Exchange for Investors with a Minimum of $100 Million in Assets Big Traders Dive Into Dark Pools In other words, [...]

More TSA Stupidity

More TSA Stupidity

Nipple ring search procedures faulty, TSA admits LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- The Transportation Security Administration said Friday its officers at a Texas airport appear to have properly followed procedures when they allegedly forced a woman to remove her nipple rings -- one with pliers -- but acknowledged the procedures should be [...]

Efforts to Block Junk Mail Slowed by U.S. Postal Service

Efforts to Block Junk Mail Slowed by U.S. Postal Service

Barred by law from lobbying, the Postal Service is nonetheless trying to make its case before a growing number of state legislatures that are weighing bills to create Do Not Mail registries, which are similar to the popular National Do Not Call Registry. Ugh. Postal Service Argues Against Registries to State Lawmakers Chris Pearson, a state [...]

Would you really want Microsoft tracking you to get Vista/Office free?

Would you really want Microsoft tracking you to get Vista/Office free?

A new free offer has emerged from Microsoft, where they track your computer usage for 3 months in exchange for free software. A couple surveys here and there, and its basically risk free... http://wfp.microsoft.com/ Below are parts of the additional info captured that make me a bit uneasy... Windows settings and usage, such as the [...]

An overview of the NSA’s domestic spying program

An overview of the NSA’s domestic spying program

Informative post over at Ars Technica about the "carnivore" program... In Wednesday's Wall Street Journal, Siobhan Gorman pulled together the disparate threads of reporting on what's known of the NSA's secret domestic spy program, and combined them with some of her own reporting to confirm, once again, that the NSA's program is another [...]

HOWTO: Disable your relationship status on Facebook without sounding the horn

HOWTO: Disable your relationship status on Facebook without sounding the horn

The printed March 2008 version of Wired issue has a handy hint for how to break up on Facebook without sending a news blast to your friends list about it. To change your relationship status without the press release, go to Facebook's privacy options, deselect "Remove My Relationship Status" then, in your profile settings, change "In a [...]

Customs Proof Your Laptop

Customs Proof Your Laptop

If you've got plans to travel outside of the country in the near future and you plan on taking your laptop, the Iconoclast Blog details how to secure and customs-proof your laptop so that your sensitive information is protected. The guide suggests data encryption methods that will keep your sensitive data private, highlighting applications like [...]

Stop REAL ID in Pennsylvania Today!

Stop REAL ID in Pennsylvania Today!

Read this on a Ron Paul Freedom Forum... Interesting information none-the-less. PennDOT has been going forward with Real ID. $20 million has already been spent implementing 11 of 17 benchmarks. Pennsylvanians who have recently gone to get their licenses renewed have been issued temporary cards while extensive background checks are conducted.Two [...]

Top 25 Temporary and Disposable Email Services

Top 25 Temporary and Disposable Email Services

Now-a-days the Internet has become a home to spam. Literally millions of spam bots crawl the web daily, to find email addresses and then bombard them with spam emails thus destroying their efficiency and creating problems for users/admins. The easiest solution to this problem is to get a temporary or disposable e-mail inbox which automatically [...]

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight

When I'm programming and i need to view variable values in a program, I usually use a debugger - looks like I've missed out on the new-age-fangled approach where you code it so the values you are interested in get emailed to your gmail account. ugh... What happened with G-Archiver? It has come to our attention that a flaw in the coding of [...]

Rate-My-Cop: New Website Has Police Furious

Rate-My-Cop: New Website Has Police Furious

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS) ― Police agencies from coast to coast are furious with a new website on the internet. RateMyCop.com has the names of thousands of officers, and many believe it is putting them in danger. Officer Hector Basurto, the vice president of the Latino Police Officers Association, recently learned about the site. "I'd like to [...]

Lawmaker’s Attempt to Criminalize Anonymous Posting Doomed

Lawmaker’s Attempt to Criminalize Anonymous Posting Doomed

Election year grandstanding at it's best... Kentucky lawmaker Tim Couch has proposed a bill that would criminalize anonymous Internet posting. Web site and forum operators would be forced to collect and publicly disclose identifying information about all of the visitors who post content on their sites. Failing to do so would lead to a fine of [...]

Montana Governor explains why Real ID sucks

Here's interview with the governor of Montana on the Real ID that's being forced down states' throats by Homeland Security."This is the funniest interview I've heard with an elected politician on a security-related issue. He completely calls the Federal Government on their bluff, and completely dismantles the usefulness of this act. Please, start [...]

UK Readers: Major ISPs to start injecting targeted ads into web pages

UK Readers: Major ISPs to start injecting targeted ads into web pages

The links to the dirt are below but here's the points in review: Former spyware company 121media (now called Phorm) sets up a targeted advertisement network. Nothing to see here, please move along. Until... Afformentioned spyware company persuades 3 major ISPs (BT, Virgin Media and Carphone Warehouse) that they are legit, and that they [...]

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