Archive for April 10th, 2008

Secrets for Sale

Wired, among others, are covering a new GAO report about the availability of sensitive military equipment on eBay and other websites. Having looked through the report, I have a few quibbles to pick with it…
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Published in: Geekiness, General, Security | on April 10th, 2008 | Comments Off on Secrets for Sale

The Blogosphere Supports You

I’ve been really busy these last couple of months, so forgive me if this was covered elsewhere…

The American government runs a lot of downright creepy websites, but none – in my opinion – are as over-the-top creepy as America Supports You, the brainchild of the DOD’s Information Ministry, er, New Media Directorate. It’s unabashed propaganda, obviously, but seems at times like it’s part of a government-wide competition to come up with the most outlandish terms and expressions possible. I’d be quite happy if I never heard the word “homeland” applied to the U.S. ever again, so words fail me when I hear or read the term “homefront”. I mean, ugh! How very George Orwell meets Joseph Goebbels…
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Published in: 'D' for 'Dumb', General | on April 10th, 2008 | Comments Off on The Blogosphere Supports You