Wednesday, February 15, 2006

15 of 60 unreleased Abu Ghraib Photos Leak

I'm wondering where the other 45 are, but if these are the They're harsher than the last ones, and I'm sure there are much worse out there.

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Cheney and Alcohol: More

More from George:

Check out this screen capture from an early MSNBC report, which has now been deleted, that mentions beer was served at the picnic before Cheney’s hunting accident.

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Cheney attempting to beat breathalyzer?

Tried to post this yesterday, but blogger was having some trouble. George points out, from this Washington Post article, that Cheney was afforded plenty of time to beat a breathalyzer:

VANDEHEI (2/14/06): Local law enforcement officials did not interview Cheney until Sunday morning, about 14 hours after the shooting, in an agreement worked out between the Secret Service and Kenedy County Sheriff Ramon Salinas III. Secret Service spokesman Eric Zahren said at least one deputy was turned away shortly after the shooting because security personnel at the ranch were not aware of the agreement between the sheriff and the Secret Service.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Company Requires RFID Implants

Wow, just wow. How can this be a reasonable requirement for employment? For me, drug testing was already over the line...this...

Oh, and is the company responsible for any potential medical complications from the implantation? What if the glass the chip is encapsulated in shattered and did damage to the muscles?

It's also funny that CityWatcher claims that the chip "isn't required to maintain employment", yet is required to enter the datacenter. What if your job involves constant interaction with the physical datacenter? If no one who works in the data center wants the chip, then what? I find it hard to believe they'd keep a batch of employees who are unwilling to work given the new criteria. Hopefully they'd get fired and take the company to court, where someone at the federal level deems this to be against the law.

Company requires RFID injection
Published: 2006-02-10

Two employees have been injected with RFID chips this week as part of a new requirement to access their company's datacenter.

Cincinnati based surveillance company created the policy with the hopes of increasing security in the datacenter where video surveillance tapes are stored. In the past, employees accessed the room with an RFID tag which hung from their keychains, however under the new regulations an implantable, glass encapsulated RFID tag from VeriChip must be injected into the bicep to gain access, a release from said on Thursday.

Although the company does not require the microchips be implanted to maintain employment, anyone without one will not be able to access the datacenter, according to a Register article.

Ironically, the extra security sought may be offset by a recent discovery of Jonathan Westhues, where the security researcher showed the VeriChip can be skimmed and cloned, duplicating an implant’s authentication. When contacted, those at CityWatcher were unaware of the chip's security issue, according to the release.

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