OPM Got Hacked Because It Handed Root to the People’s Republic of China Three Years Ago
Bill Quick

Encryption “would not have helped” at OPM, says DHS official | Ars Technica Look at what was buried near the very end of this long article: A consultant who did some work with a company contracted by OPM to manage … Continue reading

Never Mind. Forget I Asked.
Bill Quick

Why the “biggest government hack ever” got past the feds | Ars Technica Why the “biggest government hack ever” got past the feds Inertia, a lack of internal expertise, and a decade of neglect at OPM led to breach. Shorter … Continue reading

Wait a minute….
nemo paradise

This Maya Angelou stamp flap intrigues me, because the more I dug into it, the more confusing things became — not so much about the stamp, which is just a garden-variety bureaucratic blunder, but about Dr. Angelou. To recap the … Continue reading

It’s Junk, Blanche, It’s Junk, I Tells Ya
Bill Quick

The Ambassador who worked from Nairobi bathroom to avoid State Dept. IT | Ars Technica The current scandal roiling over the use of a private e-mail server by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is just the latest in a … Continue reading

What On Earth Would You Expect From It?
Bill Quick

Earnest: Not sure if Jews are terror targets, and climate change is a bigger threat anyway « Hot Air Merely because the progressive community chafes at being reminded that the War on Terror remains a feature of American foreign policy, … Continue reading