Sunday, June 11, 2006

sleeping sells

* there's a new shrine to reporter-goddess Larisa at "The Alexandrovna Chronicles" - sorted by category.

* reuters via desi:
" Before his death, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had recruited hundreds of people who received terrorist training in Iraq and then returned to their home countries to await orders, The New York Times reported in Sunday editions.

Citing high-ranking security officials in Jordan, the Times said that in addition to recruiting volunteers and suicide bombers to fight in Iraq, Zarqawi had recruited some 300 people who received terrorist training in Iraq before returning home to await orders to carry out strikes."
we have the fight the somnolent cells over there so we dont have to fight the sleep cells over here.

* from the comments:
Don said...

On missing data:

The Denver Election Commission seems to have misplaced 150,000 voter records... 4 months ago!!!

And for the really interesting stuff, this link at, noting "data breaches" resulting in almost 85 million data records lost since Feb 15, 2005!!!

One curious entry appears at April 28, 2006: Ohio's SoS office distributes 7.7 million voter records on CD to "20 political campaign operations for spring primary election races". The kicker: an unknown number of records included SSNs, a definite no-no.


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