Friday, November 21, 2003

Wells Fargo Client Data Theft
Excerpt: A simple theft nets Wells a world of woe Break-in behind bar puts clients' data at risk. Apparently Wells Fargo outsourced some customer related activity to a consultant. This task included handing over customer data like account numbers, social security numbers, etc. The computer containing this data was stolen from the consultant's office! This is bad enough, except that we're customers of Wells Fargo....

Tuesday, March 2, 2004

New US $20 bills contain RFID chips
Excerpt: This may be urban legend, I don't have a spare $20 lying around to try this with, but allegedly RFID Tags in New US Notes Explode When You Try to Microwave Them: So we chose to 'microwave' our cash, over $1000 in twenties in a stack, not spread out on a carasoul. Do you know what exploded on American money?? The right eye of...

Tuesday, February 1, 2005

The ACLU Pizza Movie
Excerpt: Via Jon Udell: ACLU Pizza memeflow, a link to the ACLU Pizza movie: Ordering Pizza in the near future....

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Elsewhere: Little privacy hole in itp32.exe
Excerpt: I had an odd thing happen while trying to register a copy of Lotus 1-2-3. Read about it here: Little privacy hole in itp32.exe...

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Ten Privacy Protection Tips from EPIC
Excerpt: A link to EPIC's top-ten privacy protection tips and my comments on why personal data protection has become a problem in the last few years, and a tout for John Brunner's The Shockwave Rider at Amazon.com.

Slightly acerbic and eccentric dog walker who masquerades as a web developer and occasional CTO.

Spent five years running the technology side of the circus known as www.ibm.com.

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