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card-firms-back-down-on-pci-deadlines

From Computer Weekly:

Visa admitted this week that deadlines for retailers to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which requires firms to adopt a package of security measures, were "unrealistic".
I continue to be fascinated by the PCI/DSS soap opera.

end-of-an-era

Western Union Telegrams

educational-security-incidents-year-in-review

The Educational Security Incidents Year in Review - 2007 is out. As Adam points out, not everyone cares that incidents were up 67.5%. I'm not sure that I would either - the total number of incidents was 139, which seems small relative to the number of colleges and universities out there. My guess is that the incidents have to make it to the news. Perhaps incidents are becoming less news-worthy.

capital-gains-tax-rates-and-entrepreneurs

My friend Lance Weatherby over at Force of Good has a post about the effects of capital gains tax rates on startups and equity investing - saying he won't vote for anyone who wants to raise the capital gains tax rate.. My main source of income for the last 10 years has been capital gains and it doesn't look like that is going to change any time soon, unfortunately. So I am certainly fond of lower capital gains rates. However, I think capital gains rates are too low and that many arguments against raising the rates are spurious at best.

airport-security-first-amendment-rights-and-idiots

Read the post at Wonkette about the guy who wrote "Kip Hawley is an idiot" on the plastic bag holding his hair gel and toothpaste. Short version: he gets hassled.

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