Cookies - what cookies?

I was highly amused to hear that the National Security Agency (NSA) in the US of A had cocked things up with cookies on its Web site.

According to newswire reports, Wikipedia and all-round Google expert Daniel Brandt found two persistent cookies on the NSA's Web site that were set to expire in - wait for it - 2035.

This, apparently, is in volation of federal law.

The NSA has removed the cookies after the Associated Press started looking into the affair.

It was all a mistake caused by a software upgrade, the NSA bleated.

Yeah, right...

Happy New Year everyone!