Category: Pitfalls

How and why e-mails matter (clintonemail.com) [reposted]

How and why e-mails matter (clintonemail.com) [reposted]

| August 24, 2015 | Reply

[John Batchelor just interviewed me for his show tonight (8/24/15) and asked that I repost this entry from last March. It is more relevant now than ever, with the Department of Justice conducting an investigation into the Clinton staff over possible violations of national security protocols. Meanwhile, here’s a link to all my posts about […]

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No, we still don’t know where the Clinton server is, was, has been [UPDATED]

No, we still don’t know where the Clinton server is, was, has been [UPDATED]

| March 12, 2015 | 5 Replies

  [UPDATE 03/12/15 1657 MDT] A “Democratic source” is just now saying that the server was bought with personal funds and was for President Clinton’s office in the Chappaqua house. This sounds like an attempt to fend off any subpoena request based on it having been purchased and/or housed at taxpayer expense. In short, I […]

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Hillary’s Blackberry – Why It Makes Total Sense

Hillary’s Blackberry – Why It Makes Total Sense

| March 11, 2015 | Reply

Over at the amazing Ace of Spaces, we have this nugget of pursuit against the illegal and poorly thought out use of personal email by the former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. As Bruce Webster has been exploring, there are a lot of bad angles to this entire scenario. One item of great interest at […]

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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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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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Tuesday afternoon . . .

Tuesday afternoon . . .

| March 17, 2009 | Reply

. . . will be later today. Right now, it’s Tuesday morning, so it must be link time: President Obama’s War on Business continues. As I noted yesterday, I’m not happy with the AIG payout, but it is both unseemly and dangerous to have the President of the United States singling out and using taxpayer […]

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The Vista fiasco, continued

The Vista fiasco, continued

| February 28, 2008 | 1 Reply

In case you’re not aware, Microsoft is being sued for allegedly setting misleading levels of hardware compatibility for “Vista Capable” computers. In other words, the suit claims that Microsoft knowingly set low levels of Vista-compatibility for hardware, even though many of the computer models so designated would not be able to run anything above Vista […]

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Here comes the bubble, redux

Here comes the bubble, redux

| December 4, 2007 | Reply

Some months back I raised a cautionary flag over what I considered to be the excessively high valuation of VMWare (“Uh oh…Tech Crash 2.0?”). I got caught in the original (though largely unacknowledged) tech crash in the 1988-1991 time frame and so was able to see (and avoid) what is largely (if incorrectly) termed the […]

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