Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Dickie's Quickies

The Sony spyware controversy continues to give. Someone has found out that it installs itself anyhow even if the user declines the EULA. Note: This is not the same spyware as the rootkit, but a similar case.

Miami police plan on staging random anti-terrorist exercises, inadvertently terrorizing their own citizens, but teaching children that adults can be good citizens through constant surveillance, too (see the post below on child surveillance). From the article:

Miami police announced Monday they will stage random shows of force at hotels, banks and other public places to keep terrorists guessing and remind people to be vigilant.

Deputy Police Chief Frank Fernandez said officers might, for example, surround a bank building, check the IDs of everyone going in and out and hand out leaflets about terror threats.

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