In the end, while technology is regarded often unjustly as culprit rather than scapegoat, unquestionably it has enhanced the pace at which we busy ourselves with tasks, whether mundane or extraordinary. Technology is advancing faster than self-discipline. Mastery of regimen must begin with mastery of self. via The Disease of Being Busy / Cameron Moll … [Read more…]
Ending phone record surveillance is the first step to reining in surveillance abuses by the NSA. Please join us in making this the year we stand for privacy and liberty, not secrecy and fear. via Fight 215: Stop the Patriot Acts Mass Surveillance. So important. I called my Congress Critter. So should you.
XKPasswd – Secure Memorable Passwords. Just like it says on the tin. Inspired by a XKCD comic that explained why passwords made of random words are harder to crack than random strings of letters/numbers/characters.
Share files, passwords, and more with self-destructing private links. via Short-term File Sharing — Torpedo. Good Mac tool for sharing sensitive files and info.
Google makes it easy to find your personal web history, manage it and even delete it. via Sweeping Away a Search History – NYTimes.com. Really good to know.
“I rarely look at that,” Putin retorted, “into that place where you apparently live, that Internet. via Putin’s Fear of Texting Kept U.S. Spymasters in the Dark | TIME.com.
We put so much care into making the Internet resilient from technical failures, but make no effort to make it resilient to political failure. We treat freedom and the rule of law like inexhaustible natural resources, rather than the fragile and precious treasures that they are. via Our Comrade The Electron – Webstock Conference Talk. … [Read more…]
All the recent news of hacking, identity theft, and security breaches has gotten me really paranoid. If you’re not yet paranoid, read this story about a smart guy who had everything well protected and still got hacked: http://medium.com/p/24eb09e026ddSo I’ve started my own personal security initiative to protect myself from hacking and identity theft. Here’s what I’ve … [Read more…]
The revelations of a global system of blanket surveillance have come as a great surprise to hundreds of millions of citizens around the world whose governments were operating these systems without their knowledge. But they also came as a surprise to many high-ranking political officials in countries around the world who were previously ignorant of … [Read more…]
Two top Senate leaders declared Tuesday that the CIA’s recent conduct has undermined the separation of powers as set out in the Constitution, setting the stage for a major battle to reassert the proper balance between the two branches. Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), in a floor speech (transcript; video) that Judiciary Committee chair Patrick … [Read more…]