Should we patch?

Obviously you all know I’m obsessive about security (which is to say I may have bored some of you to tears over the issue). So let me bore you with some psychology instead. B.F. Skinner conducted a series of experiments (or more accurately observations) about caged pigeons fed on a simple scheduled interval. The birds …

Are you using Huawei equipment?

If you are, did you know this: “Information technology companies in particular, including Huawei, Datang, and Zhongxing, maintain close ties to the PLA.”http://extragoodshit.phlap.net/?p=140016 That’s the People’s Liberation Army of China, in case you don’t recognize the acronym. The NSA is concerned that Huawei equipment, which they blocked from installation in virtually every cell phone tower …

Some companies can afford to pay their CEO more than they can “afford” to pay in taxes

Why is the middle class in decline, losing buying power even as the “executive class” gets richer and richer? Why is the federal government’s deficit growing endlessly? Here’s one big reason why: (Reuters) – Twenty-five of the 100 highest paid U.S. CEOs earned more last year than their companies paid in federal income tax, a …