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Why and how e-mails matter (clintonemail.com)

Why and how e-mails matter (clintonemail.com)

| March 11, 2015 | 1 Reply

Over a period of nearly 16 years — since mid-1999 — I have been retained repeatedly as a consulting and/or testifying expert in litigation involving information technology (IT). Roughly half of my cases involved troubled or failed IT projects involving two or more parties; roughly half are intellectual property disputes (patent, trade secret, copyright); and […]

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Physical security of the Clinton e-mail sever

Physical security of the Clinton e-mail sever

| March 10, 2015 | 1 Reply

I’ve raised in prior posts (here and here) the issue of physical security of the clintonemail.com e-mal server, which is why were it was located and how it was set up matters. Last night, Mitch LaKind — who has experience setting up secure military e-mail servers — wrote me about the detailed issues surrounding Clinton’s approach. I’ll […]

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Confluence Network responds [UPDATED]

Confluence Network responds [UPDATED]

| March 7, 2015 | 2 Replies

I woke up this (Saturday, 3/7) morning to an e=mail labelled “Urgent from Confluence Networks” and addressed to myself and co-blogger Bruce Henderson. Here’s the complete text: Dear Sir, Your blog – http://andstillipersist.com/ – was brought to our attention and we would like to give you more information on the contents therein and correct the incorrect assumptions/conclusions […]

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Where is (or was) the Clinton e-mail server?

Where is (or was) the Clinton e-mail server?

| March 6, 2015 | 15 Replies

[UPDATE 03/10/15 0826 MDT] Besides coming to the conclusion (for now, at least) that Confluence Networks is a dead-end, I also have a new post up in which someone with actual government experience setting up secure e-mail servers weighs in on the physical security of the Clinton e-mail server. [END UPDATE] In my prior post […]

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Curiouser and curiouser…. [MAJOR UPDATE]

Curiouser and curiouser…. [MAJOR UPDATE]

| March 4, 2015 | 21 Replies

[update: 03/09/15 1824 MDT] At this point, I consider Confluence Networks to be a dead-end with regards to the Clinton e-mails. Of course, it still remains a fascinating topic in and of itself, one I may get back to at some point. but not right now. [update: 03/06/15 0756 MST] I have a new article […]

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Veterans Day – 2014

Veterans Day – 2014

| November 11, 2014 | Reply

(Fourth from the left is my nephew Darren Green) Here is our annual Veterans Day post listing the vets in our respective families: ============= Bruce Webster: Sgt. Darren Green, USMC (active) — served twice in Afghanistan; still in active service. [nephew] Jon A. Webster, USMC (former) —  served in al Rutbah, Iraq; now going to […]

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Ebola: the anti-lottery

Ebola: the anti-lottery

| October 16, 2014 | Reply

Millions of Americans spend roughly $50 billion a year on lottery tickets, although the chances of a big payout are, well, very slim (see this great infographic — and, yes, just keep scrolling down). But the upside is so great — millions, tens of millions, even hundreds of millions of dollars — that over 50% of […]

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What rough beast indeed?

What rough beast indeed?

| October 9, 2014 | Reply

  Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. Surely […]

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Google Fiber bait-and-switch: buyer beware

Google Fiber bait-and-switch: buyer beware

| September 12, 2014 | Reply

[corrected some bad math on my part] When Sandra and I made the decision to move from Colorado to Utah — largely to get closer to family — I consoled myself with the fact that if we were able to find a house to rent in Provo itself, we could sign up for Google Fiber […]

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In Memoriam: Robert David Peraza (May 26, 1971- September 11, 2001)

In Memoriam: Robert David Peraza (May 26, 1971- September 11, 2001)

| September 11, 2014 | Reply

Robert (“Rob” or “Gringo”) David Peraza was 30 years old on September 11, 2001. He had earned both his undergraduate degree (1994) and his MBA (1996) from St. Bonaventure University, where he had loved to play rugby. He was now living in New York City and working as a bond trader for Cantor Fitzgerald near the top (floors […]

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