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Dumber Still: Yo


WC is reasonably cynical about American culture. But just when WC thinks he has set his expectations low enough, something happens that demonstrates that expectation point is still too high. In this case, it’s “Yo.” “Yo,” if you’ve been living under a rock, is a smart phone application¬†(for a given definition of “smart”). It’s single…

Why Does the FBI Have Your UDID?


The hacker group Antisec has posted a list of 1 million Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs) from a file of more than 12 million that Antisec claims to have hacked from an FBI laptop. You have to wade throuogh a lot of wind to reach the bag, but here’s the heart of Antisec’s claim: During the…

Is Google Evil? The Law of Unintended Consequences


The curmudgeonly Robert X. Cringely, formerly a columnist and now a blogger for Infoworld, recently bemoaned the world-wide web’s horrible quality of writing in general and journalism in particular. He points to the old journalism line: “Cheap, fast, or good. Pick two.” And then proceeds to demonstrate that the web, all to frequently, proves the…