US subpoenas BAE director in bribery inquiry – see previous post.

Excellent example of what we (left leaning liberal types) are like vs them (you know who they are). Larry Lessig’s group are supporting the producers of Expelled (a pro intelligent design film) in a fair use case even though the film attacks exactly those kind of intellectuals.

Full Body Scanners Installed In 10 US Airports

Graphics Advances Make Identifying Real Images Difficult – I’ve been saying this for years. It’s not going to be long before all photographic and video evidence in court is treated as potentially dubious.

UK Proposes Banning Computer Generated Abuse – strongly linked to the previous one.

President Bush Signs Genetic Nondiscrimination Act – or the “anti GATTACA” law. Be interesting to see how this pans out.

Covert BT Phorm Trial Report Leaked – BTs horrific peeking into everything their customers do is now enhanced by changing the content of the web pages they are surving to their customers.

Security interrupts Amtrak spokesman who says photos are OK in D.C.’s union station –  couldn’t make this stuff up.

English nurseries fingerprinting parents “for security”

T-shirt with picture of armed robot endangers British aviation system – has to be time for the backlash soon, please…

Heat Death – Good 365 Tomorrows story.

Nominations Opened For “Most Likely to be Shut Down By Government” – Slashdot’s half-joke request for suggestions leads to a whole list of interesting websites (a lot of which I didn’t know about) including:, TrueCrypt,  GNU Radio, Cryptome, Pirate Bay, Wikileaks, Tor, Freenet, I2P, The Memory Hole…