I took a new job in the DC area a few months ago working for NIST on biometric and identity technologies and standards. It's an exciting time to be working on biometrics within the government, but many things are considered to be in the nebulous status of 'sensitive' these days. And so I'm erring on the side of caution rather than turning the blog into postings of news from work.
The House voted to extend the USA Patriot Act, making permanent 14 of 16 provisions and making the remaining 2 provisions (regarding roving wiretaps and another allowing searches of library and medical records) expire in 10 years.
Whew, sorry for the lack of posts. Besides my usual gap, I had a password snafu, but now I'm back in business without having to start anew. Yea...
Several topics to post--
First, another blotter... Welcome, Portland, Oregon, to the list:
More blotters found...Click here for a summary to date of the Blotter Spotter blog entries.
First, I've previously posted several of Florida's counties' online blotters. It's been brought to my attention that there is one for the state of Florida, here. (by way of Bruce Schneier thru Dave Farber's IP listserve).
And some newspaper blotters online...
If you're checking-in to read this blog, thank you for hanging in with me. I went away on a long trip over the holidays to India (among other places).