BT admits sending internet virus to its customers

News UK: BT admits sending internet virus to its customers. Ouch, that’s a rather embarrassing thing for an ISP to have to admit. Of course if people had kept their browser upgrades and patches up to date it wouldn’t matter who sent it to them, it couldn’t hurt them. Guess that’s asking too much though,…

Comedy site has plug pulled

BBC News | UK | Comedy site has plug pulled Freeserve pulled the plug because it ” was likely to cause “offence and anxiety”. Given the current legal conditions and ISP’s willingness to shutdown a site rather than deal with the complaints, I vote that we start to complain to ISP’s about stupid websites. No…

ACLU: Face-recognition systems won’t work

ACLU: Face-recognition systems won’t work Now let me get this straight, the systems would have only stopped 2 of the 19 terrorists, maybe, if they worked perfectly and the CIA had good accurate pictures of them. The system only works about 90% of the time, meaning hundreds of people everyday are going to be misidentified…

Sites Blocked by Internet Filtering Programs

Sites Blocked by Internet Filtering Programs This is actually very interesting research into what sites are being blocked by this sort of software. And it should give pause to the typical knee-jerk demands to have it installed everywhere where there might possibly be a kid. Unless of course, you attend the kindergarten in Estonia who’s…