Just a trio of links for the weekend, hopefully I’ll get a movie review up later. Been a difficult week, with a sinus infection making things fun.
This weekend’s topic is insecurity on three fronts, something to put Halloween fright into all you kiddies!
First up, more bank closings happened Friday. This time it was FBOP Corp., better known as Park National Bank that collapsed. With nine banks failed it only cost the FDIC 2.5 billion dollars. What made it very interesting is the connection to the Obama administration, via Timothy Geithner. Earlier in the day the community development part of Park National received $50 million from the federal government to stimulate investment in low income areas. Makes you feel secure in how the Feds are handling things, doesn’t it?
Over across the pond, a police force in Surrey, England think they have the solution to increased crime around Halloween. I bet the locals feel safer already…
If you are reading this on the Internet, be afraid. That means you are depending on what may end up being a digital house of cards. Not many are aware of the kind of warfare that is going on in cyberspace, but it is picking up of late. The latest player in the game is North Korea who have been probing our defenses. Quote of the article:
The report concludes by noting that the US, with its heavy reliance on a digital infrastructure and information-based economy, has the most to lose if sophisticated cyber weaponry makes its way into the hands of less advanced nations or non-governmental organizations.
It would be devastating if we lost Twitter and Facebook, I wonder if our society would survive it!
But seriously, we have become very dependant on our electronic networking in every facet of society, from government to military to social to workplace environments. If things go south internationally, we will see attacks on all of those.
Have I scared you enough, kiddies?