Saturday, February 21, 2009

Transparency? Obama's Blocking Robots Text File

Transparency? Obama's Blocking Robots Text File
Obama reportedly took pride in the White House website's robots.txt file which was simplified greatly to allow search engines to find it. His site, however, had a robots.txt file that blocked some search engines including Google! This is another example from among many that seem to bear out a total lack of commitment to fulfill a great many of his campaign promises. (Incidentally, I think he's already broken more than he's kept since taking office.)

From Why Mommy is a Republican (great blog, highly recommend an add to your rss)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Hotmail "security"

I sign into my account first thing in the morning and leave it on all day. Periodically it signs me out, for security reasons. A yellow band pops up across the top of the page saying my account has been idle for a period of time, they've signed me out to protect me. At the end of the sentence it asks if I want to sign back in. I click, a new window opens up (blank webpage) with a box that asks me if I want to close the window. I click yes. I'm signed back in.

I don't have to put in a password. I don't have to do anything other than click a couple of times.

Anyone who walked into my office could do the same thing.

So tell me, how's that protecting me?