Keep It on the Milk Carton!

Subtitle: Am I just that much of a jerk in my old age? Californians got a startling late-night introduction to a statewide emergency alert system when their cell phones began buzzing, blaring and flashing with the news that San Diego County siblings had been kidnapped. For many, it was the first time they knew about an all-but-hidden feature on their… Continue reading

My Personal MicroCell Tower at Home

I have frequently posted vituperant remarks about AT&T. The company generally is loathsome. Their 3G network service here in Manhattan Beach is horrid. I can barely get a signal at the house. I frequently drop calls. Incoming calls frequently just go straight to voicemail without my phone ever ringing. LAX rarely even gets 3G service, just the horribly slower Edge… Continue reading

8 Million Reasons for Real Surveillance Oversight

If the US has 8,000,000 criminals using just Sprint as their cell phone provider, then it’s time for me to leave this place! Call me crazy, but our government is out of control! “Sprint Nextel provided law enforcement agencies with its customers’ (GPS) location information over 8 million times between September 2008 and October 2009. This massive disclosure of sensitive… Continue reading