Media, Technology, and Education



Apple vs. The FBI

I've been reading a lot about the controversy surrounding the court order compelling Apple to help the FBI break into the phone used by one of the San Bernardino killers,…

Facebook Security

Robin pointed out an article about Facebook security today that made me think about some things that everyone who browses the web should know about but which the article unfortunately neglects to…

Google and Privacy

A story about Google and privacy on NPR last week caught my attention because it seemed so strange.  And now that I know what the real story is, it still seems really…

Facebook Places

Here's the status update of one of my friends on Facebook today (August 29): "IMPORTANT!!!   Facebook launched Facebook Places yesterday. Anyone can find out where you are when you are…

Toyota Software

Toyota has been much in the news lately because of questions about the performance of a variety of their cars.  In the interest of full disclosure, I should say that…

Google in China

Google has received lots of criticism from human rights activists since it started to do business in China in 2006.  The criticism is focused on Google's willingness to comply with Chinese official…

Even More Security Theater

By now, you've probably heard about the thwarted terror attack on a flight bound for Detroit.  If you haven't heard details, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to light his underwear on…

Security Theater Revisited

I've written about the theater of airport security before.  Now here is an excellent piece written by an ex-cop about why airport screening fails to keep us safe and is…

New Kindle Developments

I was talking to my dad tonight about the Kindle.  He's a fan and wants one, but feels as though he doesn't read enough to justify the expense.  I've written about…

Travesty of Justice

The Supreme Court yesterday ruled in a case from Alaska that the state does not have to provide physical evidence (which the state still has) to a man who has been in…


If you're anything like me, you probably have a couple of old, unused computers lying around your house gathering dust.  In my house, we had six computers until recently, two…
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