Was the Tribune right to use Facebook photos in a news story?

A lot of electrons have been spilled over John S. Adams’ story in the Great Falls Tribune on Sunday detailing a web of connections between former Gov. Brian Schweitzer, dark money groups and their staffers. If you believe postings by some state social media staples, people are riled up over Adams’ use of Facebook as… Continue reading Was the Tribune right to use Facebook photos in a news story?

UPDATED: Hackers transmit zombie alerts over EAS in Great Falls and Michigan

UPDATE: [The Great Falls Tribune has posted a story](http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20130212/NEWS01/302120010/Montana-s-zombie-hoax-likely-linked-similar-false-alert-Michigan) with more details and which also mentions the Michigan hacks. Reporter Michael Beall spoke with the manager of the Michigan ABC station I mentioned in my post, who said authorities there have identified a suspect in at least one of the hacking incidents there. Beall’s story… Continue reading UPDATED: Hackers transmit zombie alerts over EAS in Great Falls and Michigan

Hacking the Legislature

Reporter John S. Adams took world-renowned computer security expert Brad Smith into the capitol in Helena and demonstrated — using a covert Bluetooth antenna and a cheap netbook — that many Bluetooth-enabled devices at the legislature are not secure.