It was certainly unsettling to be flying up to NY yesterday, watching coverage via my JetBlue seat back TV about the patient with a drug resistant strain of TB called "XDR" being held in "respiratory isolation" at the Center for Disease Control down in Atlanta.
"Gee, I'm stuck on this plane and I'm watching news about a guy who traveled thousands of miles knowingly carrying a virulent strain of TB...Oops, that guy just sneezed. I hope it's just a cold!"
Forget peanuts and a pillow, I'd like to see airplanes carry more fresh air with TB-less travellers.
Though the airlines may be helpless in their ability to stem the porousness for passengers with highly communicable diseases boarding their planes, Google is doing what it can to keep virtual intruders at bay.'
Google: Protecting You From Microsoft
Over the long weekend, browser-based security software provider GreenBorder announced it had signed an acquisition deal with Google, according to a story on InfoWorld.
GreenBorder offers a browser-based host intrusion protection tool that has specifically helped secure Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Outlook products for business users.
Hey, it's a dirty job protecting IE and Outlook, but somebody's gotta do it.
With GreenBorder's Professional Edition, whenever content arrives on user's desktop from an untrusted source, it is hosted in a controlled environment highlighted by a green border surrounding programs like Outlook and IE.
Hmmm...I envision a new kind of alarm system at the airports, one in which the green border automagically appears around the guy carrying the XDR-TB strain.