Walter Cronkite remembers 1944′s Battle of the Bulge:
Sixty years ago this holiday season, the German army tried to push the Allies back one last time, as World War II neared its end in Europe. Earlier in 1944, the Allied army fought its way ashore at Normandy.
But in December, German leader Adolf Hitler surprised the Allies with an offensive across Belgium and Luxembourg. By Christmas Eve, German forces had pushed the American defense line back 60 miles and trapped the 101st Airborne Division at Bastogne.
EPIC just published their top 10 privacy resolutions for 2005. Very worthwhile reading. In a related development, EFF has released TOR, a software tool that bounces internet communications around “onion routers”, which makes it hard for people to track your online activity.
Keith Bradsher’s High and Mighty discusses the dangerous rise of the SUV. One of the issues Bradsher illuminated was the safety risk of young drivers & late model SUV’s. Elizabeth Williamson tells the story of a 16 year old girl who died when she lost control of her 1999 Ford Explorer. Background links: alltheweb | Clusty | Google | Teoma | Yahoo Search |