February 2005

Friends & Family & Privacy28 Feb 2005 11:49 pm

Felix the Wheezy CatWe’ve had a scary couple of weeks, waiting on some tests for one of our cats, Felix. He’s been coughing alot lately and the doctor was concerned that it was related to his heart, with the worst-case scenario being the onset of congestive heart failure. But a visit today with the veterinary cardiologist showed that his heart wasn’t the problem (thank God!).

Politics & Privacy25 Feb 2005 04:32 pm

Got a call this morning from a reporter for the National Journal’s Technology Daily (~$5,000/yr subscription required!) newsletter. She asked a very interesting question: How many of those who are complaining about the makeup of the committee actually applied to be on the committee?

Law & Privacy & Sillycon Valley Biz22 Feb 2005 12:37 pm

The message from the cubicled dungeons of corporate America is clear: Blog at your own risk. In my monthly column for eSecurityPlanet.com, I take a look at the recent rash of blogger firings, including a highly publicized incident involving a Google employee, and explain why privacy is impacted when people are threatened into silence.

Mobile Tech & News & Culture & Privacy & Spam & Tech21 Feb 2005 11:44 pm

Federal investigators lured a teenage extortionist to Los Angeles, where they arrested him for threatening to send SPIM (Spam sent via Instant Message) users of MySpace.com. Also, the full scope of the ChoicePoint debacle is becoming clear. And Paris Hilton’s phonebook got hacked off T-Mobile’s servers. It’s another full plate of news for my usual hour of The David Lawrence Show.

Friends & Family & Mobile Tech & Tech15 Feb 2005 11:26 pm

In honor of Justin’s surprise “Best In Show” award at the 3GSM Conference in Cannes, France, the entire third hour of The David Lawrence Show tonight will be devoted to Justin and his technical prowess. Oh yeah, and I’m doing my usual thing in the first hour of the show. And Justin even gets to share the air, briefly, with TV’s Wil Wheaton. How cool is that?!?

As usual, users of PayPal and BitPass can easily and cheaply download the audio from David Lawrence’s site. It’s worth a listen… funny stuff!

Politics & Spam & Tech01 Feb 2005 04:32 pm

Diebold, makers of election stealing equipment, opens up the case on their buggy equipment and finds… PRINTERS! Oh, and I talk about why the CAN-SPAM Act sucks. On tonight’s edition of The David Lawrence Show.