Kip Hawley used to be the head of the TSA, from 2005 until 2009. He is publicizing his new book about security in America's transportation systems, and wrote this for the Wall Street Journal:
Drawing in the sand at a very large scale:
A few months ago, one of Google's employees posted a rant about how Google was messing up in a significant way in their overall strategy:
Wikipedia (which, by the way, is striking by making all pages except two unavailable today) has more about SOPA and what it is.
OK, so you've decided that it's just too hard to do security right: to have strong passwords for important sites, to use 2-step authentication, etc. Well, here's one story of what happened during and after a Gmail account was hacked:
Most border crossings are uneventful, but if you have sensitive data on your electronic devices, you may be in for some surprises if you assume the data is private:
For now, a border agent has the legal authority to search your electronic devices at the border even if she has no reason to think that you’ve done anything wrong.
Sometimes it's important to push your fears aside and experience the world. Scott Adams spent the last year doing just that:
As 2011 approached, I wondered what would happen if, for the next 12 months, I said yes to any opportunity that was new or dangerous or embarrassing or unwise. I decided to find out.
A fascinating technical/scientific piece about the destructive power of asteroids and a simple strategy to defend Earth from them:
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.