We’ve written about White Spaces on numerous occasions. The FCC gave its thumbs up in 2008. We wrote about test networks in 2010, and by December 2011 the FCC had approved the first White Spaces broadband device.
via No, free Wi-Fi isn’t coming to every US city | Ars Technica.
LOL. I read the free Wifi story in the Chicago Tribune and even on slashdot.
“Now is a time for everyone involved to reflect on their actions, and that includes all of us at MIT,” Reif said. “I have asked professor Hal Abelson to lead a thorough analysis of MIT’s involvement from the time that we first perceived unusual activity on our network in fall 2010 up to the present. I have asked that this analysis describe the options MIT had and the decisions MIT made, in order to understand and to learn from the actions MIT took. I will share the report with the MIT community when I receive it.”
via MIT to conduct internal probe in wake of Aaron Swartz’s suicide | Internet & Media – CNET News.
The criminal investigation and today’s indictment of Mr. Swartz has been directed by the United States Attorney’s Office. It was the government’s decision whether to prosecute, not JSTOR’s. As noted previously, our interest was in securing the content. Once this was achieved, we had no interest in this becoming an ongoing legal matter.
via JSTOR Statement: Misuse Incident and Criminal Case | About JSTOR.
Also … From: Prosecutor as bully
Fifty years in jail, charges our government. Somehow, we need to get beyond the “I’m right so I’m right to nuke you” ethics that dominates our time. That begins with one word: Shame.
Microsoft has not said exactly what the now-untrusted certificates were used for, but company officials said there were a total of 28 certificates affected by the move. Many of the affected certificates are listed simply as “Microsoft Online Svcs”. However, the company said that it was confident that none of them had been compromised or used maliciously. The move to revoke trust in these certificates is a direct result of the investigation into the Flame malware and how the attackers were able to forge a Microsoft certificate and then use it to impersonate a Windows Update server.
via Microsoft Revokes Trust in 28 of Its Own Certificates | threatpost.
The White House CIO office had one data center, said Colangelo. “We had no redundancy,” he said, before attendees of Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference here.
via White House CIO’s first 40 days included ‘worst day’ ever – Computerworld.
pfSense Open Source Firewall Distribution – Home.
pfSense is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD tailored for use as a firewall and router. In addition to being a powerful, flexible firewalling and routing platform, it includes a long list of related features and a package system allowing further expandability without adding bloat and potential security vulnerabilities to the base distribution. pfSense is a popular project with more than 1 million downloads since its inception, and proven in countless installations ranging from small home networks protecting a PC and an Xbox to large corporations, universities and other organizations protecting thousands of network devices.
The View From Your Window Contest: Winner #83 – The Dish | By Andrew Sullivan – The Daily Beast.
Damn! I thought that area looked familiar when I first looked at it. After 83 contests I think this is the first for Chicago.
This one is easy for me: Mount Sinai Hospital. I’ll guess 12th floor. To the right is Douglas Park. Also to the right, on the south end of the park, is St. Anthony’s Hospital.