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New EU Rules Require ISPs, Telcos To Come Clean Within 24 Hours of Data Breaches

Uberman23 Does a request count as a "breach"? (70 comments)

Does dropping trou for an intelligence agency (foreign or domestic) count as a "breach"? Or is that just "business as usual"?

about a year ago
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WikiLeaks 'a Clear and Present Danger,' Says WaPo

Uberman23 Not a huge surprise... (837 comments)

I would like to call your attention to the following quote from a WP article from November 24, 2009 speaking to their decision to shutdown all of their national offices: "...Brauchli, a former foreign correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, acknowledged that "unquestionably there are advantages to having someone on the ground at times." But, he said, "We are not a national news organization of record serving a general audience. Nor are we a wire service or cable channel." Maintaining that The Post's strength is to report issues through a "Washington prism," Brauchli cited recent examples of education and economic reporters filing major dispatches from other cities to illustrate national trends..." (Original article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/24/AR2009112403014.html ) I believe the telling bit is the "Washington Prism", or mouth piece of the very regimes which are being called out in the leaked information. In that light this comes as no surprise. Also the author is a "fellow" of AEI. To quote wikipedia "Some AEI scholars are considered to be some of the leading architects of the second Bush administration's public policy."

more than 4 years ago
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WikiLeaks 'a Clear and Present Danger,' Says WaPo

Uberman23 Not a huge surprise... (837 comments)

I would like to call your attention to the following quote from a WP article from November 24, 2009 speaking to their decision to shutdown all of their national offices: "...Brauchli, a former foreign correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, acknowledged that "unquestionably there are advantages to having someone on the ground at times." But, he said, "We are not a national news organization of record serving a general audience. Nor are we a wire service or cable channel." Maintaining that The Post's strength is to report issues through a "Washington prism," Brauchli cited recent examples of education and economic reporters filing major dispatches from other cities to illustrate national trends..." (Original article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/24/AR2009112403014.html ) I believe the telling bit is the "Washington Prism", or mouth piece of the very regimes which are being called out in the leaked information. In that light this comes as no surprise.

more than 4 years ago
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Japanese Guts Are Made For Sushi

Uberman23 Actually it does... (309 comments)

Yeah, you didn't read the article.... So to spell it out. Bacteria lives on seaweed (and is able to eat it directly, and get energy from it). Japanese eats the seaweed, and thus the bacteria. The bacteria in the intestines swap notes with their cousins. Now part of the population in the intestine can do the digesting the seaweed trick. We have bacteria in and on our bodies. This bacteria outnumbers the cells we call "us". Most of this bacteria actually does a job, such as reducing inflammation around broken skin, or helping you digest your food. In the article, they were talking about gene transfer between bacteria living on the seaweed, and bacteria now found to be living in the intestines of some Japanese. Furthermore, current research suggests that humans "inherit" their population of intestinal flora from their mothers. So nowhere did anyone talk about phages, or any other virus. Accept you. I am saddened that a sufficient volume of accurate information, completely off topic, is "insightful".

more than 4 years ago

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