Wired News Senior Editor Kevin Poulsen and a small team of editors do a great job explaining privacy and security issues in the post 9/11 age at this Wired.com affiliated blog. And rest assured, Kevin Poulsen knows a thing or two about security issues. During the 1980s, Poulsen enjoyed a celebrated career as a high-flying hacker before being busted in 1991 and serving 51 months in prison on fraud charges. Who better to see privacy cracks than someone who used to exploit privacy cracks? Poulsen's knowledge of the dark side has led to scoops, a rare commodity in the blogosphere. In October 2006, he uncovered 744 registered sex offenders with MySpace accounts, leading to one arrest and tightening the site's privacy measures.
Sample Threat Level Post: Spooks Get A Smart Phone The nation's spies and classified information handlers may not be able to use iPhones, but they now can have something akin to a Treo that can quickly jump from being a classified to unclassified PSA and handle both encrypted and unencrypted phone calls and emails.
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