Are you looking for that ever-elusive online application for a job at Wal-Mart? If so, you need to read this. It seems that some people have been going to this guy’s page looking to apply for a job at Wal-Mart. I suggest you take a few minutes to read through that page, and once you’ve
See also the permanent page. Security Update: All Bad Behavior users should update to version 1.0.1 immediately to prevent malicious code execution on your Web server. A security issue has been identified in Bad Behavior 1.0 whereby an attacker can execute arbitrary PHP code. While this issue only affects a small percentage of Web hosts,
Clear Channel Communications, that corporate behemoth in control of almost every radio station on your FM dial here in the U.S., is trying some new marketing tactics. They’ve started up a fake pirate radio station (now shut down) in Akron, Ohio, according to Stay Free! It’s official: even Clear Channel is sick of Clear Channel.
The Department of Homeland Security has decided that having national ID cards isn’t enough; now we have to have international ID cards. The U.S. is working with Great Britain and 26 other countries to use the same biometric chips in those countries’ passports as the new chip which will be used in U.S. passports, so
It’s been about four months now since Google introduced nofollow to the web. Since then it’s been adopted by every major blogging platform, as well as many other wiki, forum and CMS platforms. Now that nofollow is everywhere, it’s time to take a good hard look at whether it’s actually been effective at its stated
If you live in the nice little Chicago suburb of Naperville, Illinois, and want a library card, soon you’ll have to give up your fingerprint. According to a Chicago Tribune article published last Friday, the city of Naperville is installing a fingerprint scanning system to control access to its computers. Unless your fingerprint matches the
A New York Times article today explores the issue of media credibility. Can you really believe what you hear on TV and read in the newspapers? Only 12% of Americans have high confidence in the (mainstream) news media, according to a 2005 Harris poll. And the problem looks like it is getting worse, not better.
Last month I told you about some MIT students who wrote an automatic CS paper generator. We all had a good laugh. But Roland Piquepaille (via Smart Mobs) asks the question: what happens when 100,000 people generate fake papers and put them online? He’s concerned that some gullible person might think one of these fake
Adams-Blake Co. has been running its business completely free of Windows for an entire year. Company president Alan Canton tells the full story. Our business is not that different from most others. We have products (books), services (consulting), and employees. If we can go Windowless, others can as well. While the year wasn’t without its
Bruce Schneier points to an article from EPIC titled “Spotlight on Surveillance’ which analyzes the growing use of surveillance cameras in the U.S. (Some PDF links follow.) Later on I’ll show you a few of these cameras. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has requested more than $2 billion to finance grants to state and