Reuters this morning has an interesting story about ongoing efforts in Iraq to keep Islamic State militants from using the Internet to recruit supporters. How? By keeping them off the Internet entirely.
Several years ago, Brian Krebs also incurred the wrath of a Ukrainian hacker, Sergey Vovnenko, who responded to the unwanted publicity Krebs provided him by trying to frame the journalist for heroin possession.
Not that much is expected of your garden-variety thieves, but stealing a 500-pound snow plow blade from a fire department in the dead of winter requires an elevated level of disregard for the wellbeing of your fellow citizens.
Is it possible to not like an idea yet still believe it makes sense? I hope so because that’s where I’m at on the reported news that Twitter is about to expand its iconic 140-character tweet limit to, oh, let’s say 10,000 or so.
Even the youngest of you reading this post will at least be familiar with the rotary dial telephone and I’m going to guess that in a pinch you could operate one. In 1950, however, such was not necessarily the case for everyone.