Tech at Night: Your phone calls and texts were never secure.
Sometimes, we forget just how little privacy we have against a determined attacker. So often we rely just on the fact that we believe our communications are of so little importance, that nobody will take the effort to try to snoop on us.
So once in a while we get concerned, when we hear about some sort of mass snooping, that means no extra effort has to be engaged to read our own individual, personal data. Then we want to assign blame, as though this mass snooping caused our lack of privacy.
We need to fix this muddled thinking and understand the limits of our privacy.
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Your personal information is not secure on healthcare.gov. #obamacare
This… is not an issue of too many people making the site crash. Heritage: Justin Hadley logged on to HealthCare.gov to evaluate his insurance options after his health plan was canceled. What he discovered was an apparent security flaw that disclosed eligibility letters addressed to individuals from another state. [snip] After multiple attempts to access the problem-plagued website, Hadley finally made it past the registration | Read More »
Sizing up Cyber Security with Sourcefire (FIRE) CTO and Founder Martin Roesch
Joining me this week on PowerTalk to discuss the growing threat we all face — cyber attacks — as well as a set of new solutions to combat them is Martin Roesch. Martin is not only a founder of cyber security company Sourcefire (FIRE) but also its chief technology officer (CTO) and a board member. Cyber attacks not only are growing in volume, but they | Read More »
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, small business
What Susan Rice’s Promotion Means Going Forward
So, what does Susan Rice’s promotion to National Security Advisor today tell us about the next three years? First, you can officially forget any chance that Eric Holder will step down unless Congress tries him for perjury. You can also abandon any notion that Lois Lerner, or anyone else at the IRS, will be held accountable unless enough evidence is uncovered that criminal charges can be filed. And | Read More »
Scars and Stripes: The Boston Bombing Unfurled
Boston has always maintained a sense of autonomy. Annexed by America’s epic battles for self-governance, the city remains an industriousness co-mingling of old and new world identity. Gem of the sea Irish pride still pervades Southie, while Dorchester, as distant from rice fields wide enough for a flock of storks to spread their wings across, is home to a new generation of Vietnamese émigrés. On | Read More »
Barack Obama and Benghazi: What is the body count that separates the president from the candidate?
There have been three different parts to the Benghazi story. Not surprisingly, Barack Obama has managed to fail spectacularly in all three. The first aspect of this failure has to do with the run-up to September 11th. Given terrorist’s general penchant for anniversaries and the fact that September 11th is such a trophy date for them, the Obama administration should have had every American embassy | Read More »
A Non-Ethics Problem With The Gang Of 8 Bill: It Won’t Work.
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Oh Good. We have Comprehensive Immigration Reform being set before the US Senate. It’s the brainchild of a Gang of 8. Perhaps I can be forgiven for wondering if that means this bill will be twice as odious as the intellectual deep thoughts of Mao Tse Tung’s Gang of Four.
Now I understand that this was catty and mean, but I’m just getting really tired of these comprehensive master plans from the desks of our elected mental midgets. Attempting to do everything at once with regards to a difficult, complex issue leads us to the type of legislation where you have to pass it first to find out what’s in it. That, I fear is what will happen with the latest Comprehensive Immigration Reform proposal.
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How Sequestration Would Impact the Benghazi Consulate and Other U.S. Diplomatic Posts
Sequestration, expected to kick in on March 1, would result in $85 billion in cuts in financial year 2013 and a total of $1.2 trillion spread out over ten years. The sequestration is almost a certainty. The approach of potentially disastrous cuts to the military did not stop Congress from authorizing $60.2 billion in additional deficit spending for Hurricane Sandy relief–a pork-filled measure which includes | Read More »
You have not converted a man because you have silenced him
You have not converted a man because you have silenced him
If the government can share your gun permit data with the public, why not your tax and income data too?
In the wake of the tragedy in Connecticut last month a newspaper serving the New York City suburbs, The Journal News, decided to post to its website the names and addresses of all of the legal gun owners in Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam counties. Gun owners were outraged. In response a blogger posted the names and addresses of the key players at the newspaper’s editorial | Read More »
Today’s Tragedy in Connecticut, and the Response
Today’s tragedy in an elementary school near Danbury, CT. is yet another horrifying reminder that the world is not a safe place. The lives of 20 children, likely an entire class of kindergartners, have been lost, as well as 5 faculty members. I will not waste time arguing what will inevitably turn into yet another debate about guns and the 2nd Amendment in the media, | Read More »
Argo, Iran, Benghazi and the Boomerang of History
Argo is the story of Antonio (Tony) Mendez, a CIA technical operations officer. In a way, he was the Intelligence version of a graphic designer. He was a forger, disguise maker and anything else that needed a crafty hand. The movie is about the escape crafted by Mendez to ‘exfil‘ a small group of embassy workers that escaped the Iranian student overtaking in 1979. Argo is | Read More »
A Convenient Amnesty
After being booked, most felons want to speak to a lawyer. Not this cat. Two decades of falsely assimilating into the American milieu entitled Onyango Obama a call to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to make bail. Or so he thought. Framingham police weren’t as accommodating. Obama’s pleading not guilty to driving under the influence was hardly unexpected for someone who’d been flying under the radar since | Read More »
Left or Right, the shoe’s on the wrong foot
The left and right, both share a disdain for the individual – and that is very bad for America. They both lack the understanding that prosperous people and communities come from the individual’s rational self-interest; that the production, trade, private charity, and thriving community- comes from this individualism. They don’t see that these shared values and the virtues practiced to attain and keep them -is | Read More »
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, Ron Paul
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Cross-Posted: TobyToons.com (Conservative Political Cartoons)