C-SPAN on iTunes

The New York Times noted yesterday [registration required] that C-SPAN’s recording of the Stephen Colbert comedy routine from the White House Correspondents’ Dinner was the number one download at iTunes last weekend, at $1.95 a pop. (Hat tip: Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire) That’s the same routine that, as I wrote previously, C-SPAN demanded be taken […]

Don’t Blame the Internet for Data Security Problems

As widely reported, personal data about some 26.5 million veterans fell into the wrong hands as the result of a mistake by the federal Department of Veterans Affairs. Apparently a Department employee had brought home computer disks containing the personal data (contrary to Department policy) and his home was burglarized. See this Washington Post story […]

Spam, Frogs, and the State of the Net

The metaphorical “arms race” between spammers and anti-spam companies became real last week: Blue Security, a software company that sends opt-out requests to spammers (via e-mail or through their Web sites) through its Blue Frog program became the target of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack by a spam sender who objected to the […]