Boingboing: "The glorious Ed Felten, Princeton professor and RIAA taunter extraordinaire--"Your DRM smells of elderberries, ha!"--has been appointed the Federal Trade Commission's first Chief Technologist. He will advise the agency on emerging tech issues and policy. "
"One possible future for WikiLeaks is to morph into a gigantic media intermediary -- perhaps, even something of a clearing house for investigative reporting -- where even low-level leaks would be matched with the appropriate journalists to pursue and report on them and, perhaps, even with appropriate N.G.O.'s to advocate on their causes. Under this model, WikiLeaks staffers would act as idea salesmen relying on one very impressive digital Rolodex."
This is what DRM looks like
"the team has designed a less efficient version to be built from optical fibres — inside which light can be accelerated and slowed without breaking the fundamental speed limit. Lasers would be used to control the fibres' refractive indices, opening and closing the temporal void"
"with 8 bytes of RAM, an output register, a code-loader and the ability to branch conditionally and unconditionally."
You know those naked scanners that we're seeing at the airport that use backscatter radiation to show snoopy security staff high-resolution detailed images of your genitals, breasts, etc? The ones that aren't supposed to be storing those images from your personal involuntary porn shoot?
Well, the US Marshals have just copped to storing over 35,000 of these personal, private images taken from a single courthouse scanner in Florida.
What's more, another machine used in a DC courthouse was returned to the manufacturer with an unspecified number of naked images on its hard drive.