January 2005

News & Culture & Tech25 Jan 2005 11:49 pm

In my weekly segment on The David Lawrence Show, we talk (well, really, I listen to David rant yet again…) about the Grokster case and the effort to defend music theft online.

News & Culture & Tech18 Jan 2005 11:29 pm

We talk Satellite Radio and Super Bowl Ads on tonight’s David Lawrence Show.

Politics & Privacy18 Jan 2005 09:22 am

There are ways to make an intelligent and non-threatening National ID. Too bad we won’t ever do it that way. In this month’s column for eSecurityPlanet.com, I discuss what kind of effort it would require, and why pigs will fly before that ever happens.

Law & Privacy11 Jan 2005 10:24 pm

On tonight’s David Lawrence Show, I discuss Apple’s lawsuits against bloggers who published their secret marketing plans, and the recent theft of student records from the computer systems at my alma mater, George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. (Not George Washington, as David says on his web site…) GW is my alma mater too, for law school, but they haven’t had any data breaches to the best of my knowledge.

Politics02 Jan 2005 01:22 pm

Happy New Year!

An article has been circulating since shortly after the horrible news of the Christmas earthquake and tsunamis in the Indian Ocean. In this email, the writer summarized a press release from the neo-Fascist Ayn Rand Institute, a libertarianism gone amuck “think tank.”