November 20, 2006

Old School IBM Hacker Ad

This IBM ad was one of the first information security ads on TV. It is almost quaint after a few years of its original use in 1999?, 2000?. I dig the speed this guy "gets in", finds what he's looking for, and then emails it to the whole company. He must know some sweet keyboard short-cuts. It's unclear if these two are insiders or outsiders, but the bit does get the point across that information is accessible, important, and moves fast. More IBM ads.

Posted by Abner at 09:51 PM

November 13, 2006

Choicepoint Comes Clean

In a brilliant coup for Choicepoint, the company managed to get the NY Times to profile what went wrong and what they've done to fix their problems.

Posted by Abner at 04:25 PM

November 08, 2006

Daily Show on Voting Machines

Simplify the problem with comedy. And amazingly Diebold continues to sell this stuff.

Update: Deleted Youtube link and replaced with very annoying pop-up link from the Comedy Central site.

Update2: The original - and best - piece the Daily Show did on e-voting in Sept of 2004? found on Avi Rubin's site full of excellent voting knowledge. Note to Viacom: Your search, player, and indexing of your online video content needs some serious surgery.

Posted by Abner at 12:18 PM