Thanks to the Internet of Things

Your trash disposal habits might now require a small EMP generator before you can safely throw away a lightbulb. Recycling is definitely contraindicated without that EMP.  Or a 2 pound sledge (wear eye-protection). The people scanning the conveyor belt to sort actual trash out of the recycling stream could quickly "monetize" burned out lightbulbs without… Continue reading Thanks to the Internet of Things

Google’s new motto…

...Don't be Facebook.At Google, of course, that would not mean "respect user's privacy." It would mean "don't get caught."I see Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is reacting to his company's poor user-data stewardship by inviting regulation. Not regulation of his company; he's asking for political advertising to be regulated.“Actually, I’m not sure we shouldn’t be regulated,”… Continue reading Google’s new motto…

Advantage Sanders

Dem sen: Sanders has no 'interest in foreign policy' Democratic senator and top Clinton surrogate Claire McCaskill bashed rival Bernie Sanders on the day of the Iowa caucus as lacking the foreign policy chops needed to serve as commander-in-chief... "He doesn't have experience and hasn't shown a great deal of interest in foreign policy, hasn't… Continue reading Advantage Sanders

At this point

Official: Some Clinton emails 'too damaging' to releaseThe intelligence community has deemed some of Hillary Clinton’s emails “too damaging" to national security to release under any circumstances, according to a U.S. government official close to the ongoing review. A second source, who was not authorized to speak on the record, backed up the finding. I… Continue reading At this point

Immigration Policy is national security

The Weekly Standard notes thatMarco Rubio, the Florida senator who is running for president, was among those who voted against the USA Freedom Act. "Just four days before the terrorist attack in California this week, the USA Freedom Act limited our access to critical information about potential threats," said Rubio's campaign in a statement provided… Continue reading Immigration Policy is national security

The database

Donald Trump is taking flak for proposing a "Muslim database." In fact, this was proposed by a reporter, Trump never said it. Trump's mistake is that he didn't address the idea. As if the content of a reporter's question is his responsibility.What he did say, however, is worse: Well, we're going to have to do… Continue reading The database

Promises

File Says N.S.A. Found Way to Replace Email ProgramSo, NSA does not need to collect and store everyone's email to provide security insights. They told a Clinton "Truth" when they said they shut the program down for “operational and resource reasons” - they meant they found another way to do it. As far as phone… Continue reading Promises