Never! trust! Yahoo! security!

Sorry, headline of this article is an old tech geek joke. . . .

Sarah Palin’s email account was hacked into.  You know, the one she used to communicate official business whilst skirting document retention laws?  Yeah, that one.  And here’s the really funny bit.  Check out the McHacked-Failin ’08 campaign’s reaction:

“This is a shocking invasion of the Governor’s privacy and a violation of law,” GOP presidential campaign manager Rick Davis said Wednesday in a written statement. “The matter has been turned over to the appropriate authorities and we hope that anyone in possession of these emails will destroy them.”

OIC. . .  So, cracking Sarah Palin’s clandestine gubinatorial email account was a violation of law because it’s a violation of privacy.  Except that there’s really no privacy with government communications, which is why she’s not supposed to be using that email account in the first place.  Right?

Now, I’m not suggsting that you should go rooting through what’s there, but I will say that if you did want to look, you’d better do it quick.


What a Mesh

Microsoft is in the midst of a bid to buy Yahoo! Wonder why? Well, they’ve lifted the veil a bit on their newest product line, Live Mess Mesh:

BBC NEWS | Technology | Microsoft unveils its web vision

Live Mesh is designed to blur the lines between running software and storing data on a desktop and “in the cloud”.

You know? The last thing I want Microsoft to *intentionally try* to do is “blur the lines” between anything. How ’bout you folks work on establishing something clearly-delineated first, and work your way up? I remember working for Comcast as a tech support rep, patiently explaining to customers that they didn’t need to be connected to the Internet to view their Word documents. Trust me, the lines are already plenty blurred.