Articles Worth Reading

If you are as weary as I am of ginned-up sex scandals and a half-wit half-governor’s emails being treated as serious news, here are a few articles about issues that actually matter: In “Rape, Revisited,” from the June 10 edition of Guernica. Anne Fernald makes a connection between the...

David Gewirtz Sneaks in Obama Attack Post at ZDNet Government Blog

It looks like the editors over at ZDNet have decided to allow one of their own to leave the realm of tech-blogging and move into the political game. I assume this was green-lit in order to take advantage of the virtually untapped political interests of their otherwise agnostic tech readers. The writer in...

The Fate of Del.icio.us

Back in December word leaked out that Yahoo was planning to kill social bookmarking site del.icio.us and I for one freaked out. I made the move to del.icio.us in late 2005 as a purely workflow decision. The number of bookmarks that resided in the primary browser on my home PC had grown to epic proportions...

Is the Era of American Optimism Dead?

Looking up at a clear, star packed sky I realized something last night. My entire life has been marked by optimism epitomized by America’s successful exploration of space. When I was five months old the Apollo 11 mission succeeded in answering late President Kennedy’s call and placed the first human being,...

Dear Fox Viewers: You Are Being Duped

It looks like the health care debate was not the only place where Fox News executive Bill Sammon decided to use his “news” organization to snooker the public. Media Matters has uncovered further evidence of Mr. Sammon’s abuse of editorial license, this time in the climate change debate. In...

FBI Alleged to Have Planted “Back Door” in OpenBSD Encryption

Do you use Unix? Do you think your computing is secure due to the powerful encryption built into this platform by OpenBSD cryptographic framework? Well think again. It appears that the FBI is alleged to have paid some open-source developers to create exploitable holes in that cryptographic framework that...

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