I know I should write about the debt celling deal, but it is all too depressing and other people are doing the well warranted high dudgeon. I wish I were in Sydney again. This would look less awful from the other side of the world.
Switch off and stay on through worlidays Lucy Kellaway, Financial Times
Researchers Say Vulnerabilities Could Let Hackers Spring Prisoners From Cells Wired. This sounds like the plot of a summer movie.
PayPal hands over 1,000 IP Addresses to the FBI, look out Anonymous TekGoblin (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
House Panel Approves Bill Forcing ISPs To Log Users Slashdot Furzy mouse highlights this section:
A last-minute rewrite of the bill expands the information that commercial Internet providers are required to store to include customers’ names, addresses, phone numbers, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and temporarily-assigned IP addresses.
Canada GDP Declines .3%, Largest Drop in Two Years – Don’t Worry It’s “Temporary”; Canadian Apologists Be Warned Michael Shedlock (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
To the intransigent go the spoils Financial Times
Contemplating the Futility Tim Duy
Ransom Paid Robert Reich
The President Surrenders on Debt Ceiling Paul Krugman, New York Times
Antidote du jour (hat tip Richard Smith):