SMS Spam

Late last night and early this morning I received two unwanted SMS text messages from phone number (949) 394-3052 and (949) 228-5584 bearing the same message: IRS ALERT! New gov’t program REDUCES BACK TAXES up to 70 percent, removes liens, garnish, levies. To qualify: REPLY: “IRS” (free, private consult) This isn’t my first encounter with …

West vs Blogs

Wired News: Bloggers Opening Western Eyes Humanitarian workers abroad use blogs to chronicle the lives of people in strife-torn societies in the hope that the West will finally comprehend, and respond. Not a far stretch from my Peace Corps blog.