Years ago the term “sock puppet” was used to describe faked website visitors: it was possible to pay a small fee and your blog could have thousands of visitors. Now the currency is “likes” om FB. So why is it still popular? Simple, it still makes a profit for somebody, perhaps a scammer trying to […]
http://soovle.com/ can search all these from the same page: “Wikipedia, Amazon, Yahoo, Bing, YouTube and Answers” Now that’s a search engine. Try it out.
Word of the day: OSINT. Open Source Intelligence — finding things on all three layers of the internet: the surface (the part that is indexed; for example, by google), the deep (probably bigger than the part known by google, imagine that), and dark (accessible only by special access tools such as TOR). Please remember to […]
Join Ehsan Zaffar, founder of Stand with Me for a conversation at Parish of the Epiphany this coming Sunday 4/30 at 11:30-12:30. Please call ahead for reserved seating. The Parish of the Epiphany 70 Church Street, Winchester, MA 01890 Ehsan Zaffar Founder of Stand with Me: a project for connecting communities under threat to resources, allies, and each other Speaking […]
Part of packing and preparing to visit the Land of the Free. General idea: don’t wait until you’re in the line approaching CBP to prepare. Know what rights you have, or not. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/14/reg_guide_to_data_security_when_entering_us/ This is an update from the earlier article on your rights at the border. Have a nice trip!
It’s actually all about the data about you. https://aboutthedata.com/ Acxiom is one of the big players in aggregating data about users, their habits, preferences, purchasing patterns, and yes, probably right down to what time of day or night you like to browse, by topic, etc. https://www.acxiom.com/about-us/privacy/consumer-data-information/ Which means the more you can avoid telling the […]
Sean Spicer reads to kids at the White House on Easter. The Easter bunny says “my real name’s a secret”, and “my special job means I must hide my real identity.” How do you feel about that? It is fine as long as the bunny stays in the story book and not a stranger / […]