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Facing Off, Quietly, at Venezuelan Embassy in Georgetown

After boisterous protests and the arrest of leaders from the organization that calls itself the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective, the peace lines seemed to have been drawn.

Tech Tip: A Warning If You Handle, Process or Store Client Credit Cards

Getting compliant with PCI DSS — or finding out if you are compliant — isn’t a simple matter that can be outlined in a one-two-three-step checklist.

Venezuelan Embassy Drama Continues

At press time, nothing was yet decided — either in Caracas or at the embassy on Georgetown’s 30th Street.

Awesome Con Lives Up to Its Name (photos)

Smithsonian Magazine once again partnered with the event, a mecca for fans of comic books and science fiction and fantasy, in a series of lectures and panels called Future Con.

Tech Tip: Your Firewall Is Useless Unless …

Your firewall needs to be upgraded and patched on a continual and consistent basis. Also, security policies and configurations need to be set.

Activists Stand Firm at Venezuelan Embassy

A planned press conference this morning, Thursday, April 25, brought out several Secret Service vehicles to keep an eye on the lively but peaceful event.

Earth Day Is the Earth’s Day, All Around Us

Especially in this April time, walk the neighborhoods, go to the zoo, sit on a park bench, march on the trails in the city parks and forests, where light mixes with dark.

Tech Tip: Don’t Just Close Your Browser

If you simply close your browser, some of the session information is still running in the background —  and a hacker may be able to use that to gain entry.

Notre Dame, Paris’s Beacon, in Dire Jeopardy

Notre Dame is more than a church, of kings and bishops and Christians and martyrs, it is a kind of lifeform of humanity built with stone and wood, that aspires to flight even now.

GU Students Vote for ‘Reconciliation Fee’

The proposed fee of $27.20 per student per semester would create a fund to help descendants of the 272 slaves sold by the university in 1838.