* Posts by Dion

2 posts • joined 12 Apr 2008

Congratulations, Barack — Now fix your websites

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Er.. Typical journalism

"has complete administrative access to one of the government's most important websites. "

Er.. No it doesnt, It mearly means they know that 100,000 users have visited the site, and are mostly running MSIE6

Furthur, "not to make Personal Information available to anyone other than our employees, staff, and agents." Browser information is NOT personal information, It is sent to every website that requests it, therefor, not personal.

Yes, It is possible that the Evil google corporation will modify its tracking javascript to insert malicious links and content into obama's website, But in doing so, they'll be defacing the website, and subject to more than just a few US laws.

Shock horror! The Network link to the website is controlled by a non-government entity! What if the network provider was to redirect visitors to a malicious website instead!, Nevermind the fact that the a non-government server hosts the site!

Look at the registers mailing list sign up, It doesnt use SSL to request my personal details, I somewhat bet the admin area isnt protected by it either, Nor do they host their own servers, Its outsourced to an American company Rackspace.. why wont that company do something to the visitors of theregister.co.uk? their big companies.. not evil empires.

Google data centers snub Africa, Oz, and anything near Wyoming


I doubt australia

I doubt they've got anything in Aussie, For a start, all connections go international for google services, And secondly i recon we'd have heard about it if they were to build locally.

Theres not really that many data centers in aus of big proportion, I think theres probably less than 5 major ones in each capital(on the eastern side), on the west, well, Much less :P

Allthough google bought out a Sydney based mapping service, they dont have much inside aus either AFAIK.. nothing like what they have in the US/europe.


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