A very bad precedent

InfoSec is not something I write about very often, mostly because I know where my limits are at any given time, and because it’s not something I write about it’s unfortunately not something I’m able to follow very closely. But today at Lawfare, Nicholas Weaver does an excellent job of explaining why this Apple dust-up… Continue reading A very bad precedent

An idea whose time has come

Credit where credit is due, Marco Rubio makes a great point here: Appearing on Fox & Friends, 2016 GOP presidential contender Marco Rubio hammered at Democrats for proposing additional gun control laws after the San Bernardino attack, adding that “the left” never talks about “bomb control.” Rubio voted against additional restrictions on gun possession on… Continue reading An idea whose time has come

“Inspired” is a hell of a word

Investigators have uncovered a pledge of allegiance to ISIS on Tashfeen Malik’s Facebook account, made (and then apparently deleted) just before she and her husband, Syed Rizwan Farook, killed 14 people in that shooting in San Bernardino on Wednesday. There as yet appears to be no evidence that either Malik or Farook had any contact… Continue reading “Inspired” is a hell of a word

San Bernardino latest

UPDATE: A picture is emerging that suggests that Farook was “radicalized,” perhaps in Pakistan (where authorities know he traveled in addition to his travel to Saudi Arabia), and had ties to people overseas who are known to US counter-terrorism officials. No idea who those people are, but if you’re picking between the Terrorism Big Two,… Continue reading San Bernardino latest

The things we do to one another

The news all afternoon has been consumed with the still-developing story of yet another mass shooting in the United States. This time the scene was the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, a facility that serves people with developmental disabilities, though the specific target appears to have been a conference room in which a… Continue reading The things we do to one another