Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A New Baby Naming Service

Here's a new baby naming service that we could all use. Given your last name, what kinds of first names should you avoid so that your child won't be on the TSA no-fly list.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/30/business/30road.html


“The woman at the ticket counter demanded, ‘Who is John Anderson?’ ” Ms. Anderson recalled. She pointed at the baby stroller and said, “He’s right here.” The suspect, then 2 years old, blinked his big blue eyes and happily gummed his pacifier.

“That baby’s on the no-fly watch list,” the agent said.



Friday, September 26, 2008

It Would Take a Week to Read All Your Privacy Policies

Washington Post on some work being done at CMU

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Lost in the Fine Print: It Would Take a Week to Read All Your Privacy Policies

It would take the average American about 42 hours -- an entire work week -- to read the online privacy policies for the Web-sites they encounter each year, according to new research being presented this weekend.