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“Cryptographically Strong”: Here Be Dragons


It is interesting to note that many government agencies that have a strong interest in security, almost always exempt themselves from FIPS or Common Criteria requirements.

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FCC Announces “Net Neutrality” Order


The FCC today released it’s “Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet” order, a.k.a. “Net Neutrality.” Weighing in at nearly 600 pages, it is a monstrous behemoth. It’s important to note that the order was not unanimous among the commissioners (3-2). Commissioners Pai and O’Rielly dissenting and issuing separate statements and included as an addendum inside the document. The contents of this…

Thought for the Day, From Cicero


“Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and gave him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the ‘new, wonderful good society’ which shall now be Rome, interpreted to mean…

The TSA Must Be Abolished


There is no secret that I hate the TSA. I have always hated the TSA. Tom Daschle has a lot to answer for. Today did nothing to help my impression of the TSA, and in what was a long stream of insanity (ultimately capped by the most inappropriate “bad touching” I’ve ever experienced, I nearly lost it. I was a…

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