Top Level Domains for Companies

Yesterday, Canon announced they were acquiring the generic top level domain .canon. I predict as this practice becomes more commonplace, it is going to result in a web-browser security nightmare. There are already plenty of people who don’t understand how to read a web address to comprehend if they are actually at the site they think they are. This is going to open up a whole new world to shady folks who use confusion and social engineering to pull off all sorts of bad things.

War on Photographers

Bruce Schneier on the current War on Photographers:

…it’s nonsense. The 9/11 terrorists didn’t photograph anything. Nor did the London transport bombers, the Madrid subway bombers, or the liquid bombers arrested in 2006. Timothy McVeigh didn’t photograph the Oklahoma City Federal Building. The Unabomber didn’t photograph anything; neither did shoe-bomber Richard Reid. Photographs aren’t being found amongst the papers of Palestinian suicide bombers. The IRA wasn’t known for its photography. Even those manufactured terrorist plots that the US government likes to talk about — the Ft. Dix terrorists, the JFK airport bombers, the Miami 7, the Lackawanna 6 — no photography.