Morning news items

Doc is pointing to a NewsWeek piece on Internet Radio. Steven Levy is declaring Oct. 20 the day internet radio will die. (That’s the day the “retroactive payments” come due, and the day most webcasters will simply cease to exist because they can’t afford the payments.) EBay to purchase PayPal. -I’m not sure what to…

Friday’s thoughts

Yeah it’s Friday, and based on the amount of traffic downtown this morning, I’m guessing we’re one of the few places actually working today. Sigh. Taking a look around this morning: Scoble’s got some interesting insight about Microsoft’s decisions, unfortunately his permalinks seem to be having issues, so read the stuff from July 4 for…

In the news today

Library Filtering Law overturned. -the thing missing from this story, of course, is that filters don’t work and block quite a bit of legitimate information from being available to library patrons. Let’s hope the Supreme Court agrees with this ruling. Look, someone who gets it on airport security! I was beginning to think that no…

In the news:

So the government is pushing smart cards as a way to protect against terrorism, right? Well they should read this story, Smart-card security needs an upgrade. -seems those little wonders are easily hacked into. How nice would it be to have someone steal your smart card ID and have easy access to your identity? Microsoft…