NSA Spying Scandal – An Analysis

Like a lot of people, I’ve been following the NSA Spying Scandal closely. In fact, I’ve been following it for several years, since before I first ran into Barrett Brown. Seriously. The leaks about go back a long way, and most writers appear to have missed the implications.

The Charge of the Tablet Brigade

With apologies to Alfred Lord Tenneyson Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward, All in the valley of Shops Rode the six hundred. “Forward the Tablet Brigade! Charge for the consumers!” he said. Into the valley of Shops Rode the six hundred. Let’s talk about tablets.

Microsoft Windows – Disaster Movie At Eleven!

My friend and sometime sparring partner, Goblin, has a good article on the latest disaster to hit Microsoft Windows titled ‘Windows under attack on two fronts? Even more problems ahead?‘, in which he covers the issues with his usual verve. Me, I’m going to go at it from a different direction. A while back I […]

Evil Cyber Empire only possible because of Microsoft

Barry tweeted a Newsweek article titled The Evil (Cyber) Empire – Inside the world of Russian hackers. What the article doesn’t mention (possibly because Microsoft is a Newsweek advertiser) is that what holds the ‘Russian Business Network’ together is a vast botnet consisting of millions of compromised computers running the Microsoft Windows Operating System. That’s […]

Lincoln Spector asks ‘Why Can’t the Law Get the Crooks?’

Poor Link. He’s just not thinking straight. Rather than asking Why Can’t the Law Get the Crooks? he should be asking, why did Microsoft build a house with large Windows that will not lock? Because that is what they’ve done. If you had a house, and you didn’t lock the doors, and you get robbed, […]

Lincoln Spector asks ‘Why Can’t the Law Get the Crooks?’

Poor Link. He’s just not thinking straight. Rather than asking Why Can’t the Law Get the Crooks? he should be asking, why did Microsoft build a house with large Windows that will not lock? Because that is what they’ve done. If you had a house, and you didn’t lock the doors, and you get robbed, […]