Posts Tagged ‘government’

UK Wants to MITM SSL Connections to Facebook/Gmail

The UK Government wants ISP’s to record secure transmission of messages with services like Facebook and Gmail, which are currently using SSL. I’d be curious to know how the UK government actually plans to pull this off. To pull that off they’d need to get browsers to include their root certificate so they can MITM […]

The Web As We Know It Is Being Threatened

From Scientific American: The Web as we know it, however, is being threatened in different ways. Some of its most successful inhabitants have begun to chip away at its principles. Large social-networking sites are walling off information posted by their users from the rest of the Web. Wireless Internet providers are being tempted to slow […]

The Outer Banks NC, Washington DC

Summer vacation along the east coast visiting The Outer Banks and Washington DC

Copyright Office Compatibility Update

Macworld notes that the W3C objects to the Copyright Office Browser Compatibility plan (I mentioned this a few weeks ago). There are two particular quotes I wanted to share: While stressing that the W3C is not criticizing Internet Explorer, the W3C officials said the office would be placing limitations on users of the Mac OS, […]

Copyright Office Compatibility

According to the Copyright Office: At this point in the process of developing the Copyright Office’s system for online preregistration, it is not entirely clear whether the system will be compatible with web browsers other than Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 5.1 and higher. Filers of preregistration applications will be able to employ these Internet Explorer […]

Real ID

Well obviously this stuff has been in the news a lot in the past 48 hrs. It’s interesting that it appears nobody in the senate even read this thing or they would have noticed some mistakes. According to the bill everyone must have one with their real home address on it. No PO Box, no […]

FU FCC

This is the best thing I’ve heard in ages: http://www.pythonline.com/plugs/idle/FCCSong.mp3 So true, so true. And F**** you Bush, F*** you Cheney, F*** Asscrot, F*** you FCC. 😀

Do not call list

They better get the Do Not Call List working soon. Apparently there have been some legal issues. I can’t stand telemarketers. They drive me nuts. Don’t want to buy anything from some con-artist over the phone. The fact that a company uses telemarketing makes it an invalid company in my mind. There’s no need to […]

Flight 93

Interesting report surfaced about Flight 93… wonder how long until people sue the federal government claiming the FBI made it up.