January 2007


News & Culture & Politics31 Jan 2007 04:59 pm

While driving home just now, I heard Rachel Maddow say that Molly Ivins passed away. I’d heard recently that her breast cancer had come back after several years in apparent remission.

If I had a nickel for every time I’ve encouraged someone to read Molly Ivins Can’t Say That, Can She?, I’d be a rich man. Then again, we’re all the richer for having had her brighten our lives with her poignant, hilarious, and prescient commentary.

Regular readers of this blog will note that I’ve quoted her a few times. Her insights into Texas politics are essential reading for anybody serious about understanding electoral politics in America. Forget deToqueville, Ivins is your Rosetta Stone to understanding America’s chronic political ills. ;)

Do yourself a favor, go buy these (among her other books…):
Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She?You Got to Dance with Them What Brung YouShrub: The Short but Happy Political Life of George W. BushWho Let the Dogs In? Incredible Political Animals I Have Known

Rest in peace, Molly…

News & Culture & Radio Show30 Jan 2007 07:00 pm

Here are tonight’s news items that I’ll be talking about on when I join my friend, David Lawrence, for my weekly segment on his radio show, The David Lawrence Show:

Priceline, Travelocity, Cingular settle adware charges with NY Attorney General

MA Attorney General’s Credit Card Number is Stolen, Why is Prosecution is Unlikely?

TiVo starts selling access to anonymized view behavior

Congress wants websites to check sex registries

Remember, you can always download the audio of this hour, or any hour, from David Lawrence’s website for a micro-payment of 25¢. You can also subscribe to them via iTunes at David Lawrence Unplugged and have them automatically downloaded to your computer.

News & Culture & Privacy & Radio Show17 Jan 2007 08:07 pm

Here are tonight’s news items that I’ll be talking about on when I join my friend, David Lawrence, for my weekly segment on his radio show, The David Lawrence Show:

White House reverses course on warrantless spy program

Social Security Numbers leak online

MySpace readies parental notification features

Remember, you can always download the audio of this hour, or any hour, from David Lawrence’s website for a micro-payment of 25¢. You can also subscribe to them and have them automatically downloaded to your iPod via iTunes at David Lawrence Unplugged.

News & Culture & Privacy08 Jan 2007 07:33 pm

Here are tonight’s news items that I’ll be talking about on when I join my friend, David Lawrence, for my weekly segment on his radio show, The David Lawrence Show:

Update: First, I chat with a couple of new AGLOCO members and get their feedback and answer some questions.

In the last hour, I’ll be back to talk about these items:

Bush claims power to open Americans mail without warrants

Medical Identity Theft can kill you!

Retail Receipts Often Contain Credit Card Data

Democrats investigate border screening rules

Study says most teens stay private online

Remember, you can always download the audio of this hour, or any hour, from David Lawrence’s website for a micro-payment of 25¢. You can also subscribe to them and have them automatically downloaded to your iPod via iTunes at David Lawrence Unplugged.

News & Culture & Podcast02 Jan 2007 07:31 pm

Here are tonight’s news items that I’ll be talking about on when I join my friend, David Lawrence, for my weekly segment on his radio show, The David Lawrence Show:

Google plugs Gmail data leak flaw

We will also be chatting about my plans to add podcasting to PrivacyClue. Just think, you could be listening to me drone on about this stuff instead of just reading it… :-D

Remember, you can always download the audio of this hour, or any hour, from David Lawrence’s website for a micro-payment of 25¢. You can also subscribe to them and have them automatically downloaded to your iPod via iTunes at David Lawrence Unplugged.