Ever have one of those mornings where you know you have a million things to do, you have to be downtown at 3pm, yet you check Slashdot for what you plan for only five minutes and end up blowing way more than that? Today was one of those days... I woke up late on Thursday, Started going through my morning mail, then ISN resposes, poked around what the bot discovered, then checked out Slashdot and what did I see that spoiled my day? ZeroKnowledge to Discontinue Anonymity Service Now I was disappointed, (to say the least) I was a very early adopter of the Freedom software, and listened with great interest to Austin Hill & Ian Goldberg at Defcon back in 1998 about how Freedom was going to change the world. Problem being 70,000 or so beta testers did not end up wanting or willing to pony up the $49.95 for the premium services and it ended only being used by a small majority of early adopters of the service. Well that 3pm appointment was to run downtown (in the rain) and see Marcus Ranum speak at the Chicago ISSA meeting, Marcus' talk was interesting, I sat in the back row with a pair of Neohapsis consultants, Lance Spitzner, and a new subscriber to ISN. :) We were a little disappointed that we couldn't get Marcus to stick around and join us for a few beers across the street at the famous Billy Goat Tavern, he bolted out little after the talk was over like someone just informed him that its still raining, and that his windows were down on his NSX. :) An equally interesting (albeit shorter) talk happened in the lobby of the building where the ISSA meeting was held between a lawyer friend and the token outted Fed in the talk over the proposed anti-terroism legislation. Things got a little heated and it would have been really interesting to have had more time discussing this topic, but our new found Fed friend had a prior engagement and things got cut short. Well its a reasonably quiet information security news day, enjoy the lull, maybe take your staff out for lunch, Sushi anyone? Cheers! William Knowles wkat_private == - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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