Comparing Terms of Service for DropBox, Google Drive & Microsoft SkyDrive | Files: Geek Out, Public | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A textual comparison between the Terms of Service for DropBox, the Google Drive, and Microsoft SkyDrive, reveals that they are not materially different in the licenses granted, rights claimed or uses permitted.

House Passes 100% Cargo Screening | Files: Logistics, Public | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The House of Representatives passed H.R. 1 (Full Text PDF) today. While the bill contains many (many!) sections of interest to Long Beach includes funding for first responders, of particular concern to our local economy is Title V: ‘Strengthening The Security of Cargo Containers’. Title V contains provisions which the […]

Patriot Act vs Comment Spam | Files: Geek Out, PoliTicks | Tags: , , , ,

Blogs Canada suggests an interesting way to use the Patriot Act against blog comment spam: Dear System Administrator, One of your clients is defacing my website. It appears they are using an automated instrument to place ads on my site without my permission. This is hacking and that contravenes the […]

ATTENTION VISA WAIVER TRAVELERS | Files: On The Line | Tags: , , ,

If you have been entering the U.S. as a Visa Waiver traveler (WT/WB)on a non-machine readable passport, the rules are changing. As of October 1 you will need to either get a machine-readable passport (MRP) or get a US non-immigrant visa (B1/B2). How do I know if I was on […]