Air Force Colonel: Starbucks Wi-Fi More Secure Than Pentagon Computers

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At a Guantanamo trial for five prisoners charged with plotting the September 11 attacks, defense lawyers reportedly say government-computer glitches and concerns over a network breach are getting in the way of their ability to work securely. The solution: “The lawyers have since been using personal computers to email documents from coffee shops.” Chief defense council colonel Karen Mayberry called the move “the best bad option that we had.” Prosecutors aren’t buying it, though: One prosecutor asked Mayberry, “You’re not concerned about the nice man in the green apron looking over the major’s shoulder as he’s typing these emails?” Grub Street would be more concerned about gun-toting customers. [Reuters, Related]