Friday, October 05, 2007

These are the Guys Protecting Us?

The US Postal Servicehandles millions of address changes a day.

Homeland Security proved far less efficient than the Post Office.

A North Carolina businessman fired off an e-mail to the Department of Homeland Security. He'd subscribed to daily e-mail alerts from the Department and simply wanted to have them sent to a new address.

Before the day was out, a computer glitch at DHS fired off 2.2 million messages across the country, jamming e-mail accounts of government and private security experts.

Not to worry. DHS assures they'll pay for any damages or inconvienence this caused -- as soon as they get their money from that Nigerian bank president's widow. (NYT)

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