Monday, August 30, 2010

Is this article a fallacy? Probably not, but over-generalizations aren't that valuable either, generally.

Ten Fallacies About Web Privacy

… 2) If there are costs of privacy, they are borne by companies.

No system is perfect, but the flaw here isn't in the quantum encryption – it's in the surrounding processes. On the other hand, how likely is it that your competition (or some teenager) would go to this extreme?

Hackers Eavesdrop On Quantum Crypto With Lasers

Posted by timothy on Monday August 30, @04:52AM

"According to an article in Nature magazine, quantum hackers have performed the first 'invisible' attack on two commercial quantum cryptographic systems. By using lasers on the systems — which use quantum states of light to encrypt information for transmission —' they have fully cracked their encryption keys, yet left no trace of the hack.'"

Far from perfect, but perhaps we could use this as a guideline?

Network Neutrality Is Law In Chile

Posted by timothy on Sunday August 29, @07:25PM

"Chile is the first country of the world to guarantee by law the principle of network neutrality, according to the Teleccomunications Market Comission's Blog from Spain. The official newspaper of the Chilean Republic published yesterday a Law that guarantees that any Internet user will be able to use, send, receive or offer any content, applications or legal services over the Internet, without arbitrary or discriminatory blocking."

[The translated bill:

A tool for my Computer Security students - Trying To Fight Phishing

This website aims to become the one spot on the Web in which sites that are involved in fraudulent activities are denounced. Phish Tank is a true collaborative clearing house, and anybody can submit each single phishing site that he has the misfortune of coming across. The most recent submission can be seen on the main page, and you can even sign for a mailing list and be always informed about the latest additions to the site.

The world is evolving... (Although, I'd hardly call them a “Victim.”)

Latest Victim of the Internet: The Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary, currently a 20 volume, 750-pound monstrosity, has been the authoritive word on the words of the English language for 126 years. The OED3, the first new edition since 1989, may also be the first to forgo print entirely, reports the AP.

… Nigel Portwood, chief executive of the Oxford University Press (isn't that the perfect name for him?), says online revenue has been so high that it is highly unlikely that the third edition of the OED will be physically printed. The full 20-volume set costs $995 at Amazon, and of course it requires supplementals regularly to account for valuable words like "bootylicious."

… In any case, the physical publication of the OED3 depends on demand--if the publisher sees adequate demand, they'll do a limited printing. If not, the OED will go online-only. [dem guys in Oxford is smart! Bob]

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