- Announcing the "Change The Administration" March in D.C.
- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin tells what he thinks about his fellow
politicians and people in Washington in this morning's radio interview.
"FEMA Director Michael Brown must be removed from his job immediately and
should be assigned to truck duty to drive and unload food and supplies to the
New Orleans Convention Center thoughout the night and for the next 48 hours.
This guy is an incomptenet political idiot who has no qualification to run
this organization. It is completely unacceptable not to be able to drop one
single piece of food package to the superdome or the convention center in the
past five days! The only agency who was able to perform so far was the coast
guard. And people are sick and tired of hearing President Bush was forced to
cut his five week vacation two days early! This is unbeliavable!," wri... (more)
"During a natural disaster of this scale, it is critical for corporations,
individuals and governments to join forces to help those affected to overcome
the disaster," said George Samenuk (pictured), chairman and CEO of McAfee,
Inc, as McAfee announced its immediate support for the relief efforts of
Hurricane Katrina with an initial company donation of $50,000 and also
announced its intention to match funds through a global employee contribution
The McAfee Grant will be used to help support the immediate humanitarian
relief efforts and will support the American... (more)
It may not be certain any longer whether or not Google will complete an IPO
this year, but it now looks certain to be entering the free e-mail market.
Offering better anti-spam software than Yahoo Mail and Hotmail and other
rivals, and throwing in 1GB of storage, Google is aiming - once the preview
has been tweaked - to launch "Gmail" later this year.
"Unlike other free webmail services, Gmail is built on the idea that users
should never have to file or delete a message, or struggle to find an email
they've sent or received," Larry Page, Google co-founder and president, told
the Fi... (more)
Web Security Journal: There's been a flurry of discussion this week among
Internet and Web standards heavy-hitters around WebSocket, the new
communications protocol supported in Chrome 4 and Safari 5. What was the main
issue? Is there some kind of fundamental security vulnerability with the
WebSocket (WS) protocol?
John Fallows: When surfing the Web, our browsers may communicate with Web
servers via HTTP proxies that deliver many benefits, such as providing
previously cached Web content more efficiently than repeatedly contacting the
target server. These proxies may be either ex... (more)
According to US attorney John McKay, the 19-year-old Minneapolis man who
pleaded guilty yesterday to being the author of the MSBlast-B worm infected
more than 48,000 PCs last summer.
The attorneys defending the man, Jeffrey L. Parson, dispute that figure -
but McKay will press for as serious a sentence as he can, saying that since
the damage to individual computer users is very real, the penalties should
also be very real.
Parson, who was arrested last August, is scheduled to be sentenced in Seattle
before U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman on November 12. He faces 18 - 37