So The White House vandal scandal wasn’t. Basically the incoming administration made it all up and the press corps loved it. How many other “press events” actually turn out to be nothing because no-one goes back to check on them? 12:16:45 PM

Clay Shirky on the demise of centralised network security. Just as computer engineers laughed at the BBC micro in the 1970s because “computing was too difficult”, so network technicians are laughing at current users. Once we’ve drilled SOAP / XML-RPC through port 80, what can a security administrator do? 12:06:26 PM