This is news cast 167.
In the intro, a reminder that I will be at Shmoocon in a little under two weeks. I won’t be speaking, just going as an attendee but for this con, I enjoy just soaking up all the great presentations and activities. The week after I will be on panels at Farpoint talking about the usual topics, plus I may manage to get some new panels on the schedule. Also, in a bit of good news, though this affects my schedule farther out, I will be going to Dragon*Con this year after all.
This week’s security alerts are an expert is claiming a single re-write pass may be enough to securely delete data though he has drawn critics from credible experts and the new and highly infectious Conficker worm may affect the forthcoming Windows 7 .
Following up this week ACTA’s secret negotiations may run afoul of EU law and how will Obama’s DoJ appointees act on the issue of warrant-less wire tapping.
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