TCLP 2008-08-03 News (Comment Line 240-949-2638)

This is news cast 149.

In the intro, a quick discussion of my new personal software project and a reminder on the testing of the new Ogg feed and contributions to the audio promo.

This week’s security alerts are an exploit that uses the near ubiquitous automatic software update channels and a new attack that embeds executable Java in innocuous image files.

In this week’s news, debating whether Congress members should be able to use the same online tools as the rest of us, affordable ads for individual to buy speaking out against telecom immunity, the EFF releases their ISP testing tool, and a Congressional investigation turns up the DHS procedures on the contested US border seizures of personal laptops.

Following up this week, the FCC rules against Comcast though some are questioning its legal ability to enforce that ruling and Tim O’Reilly’s thoughts on open cloud computing.

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