Kategoriarkiv: Security

Like in a movie from the 90’s

A secure portable drive, with a built-in keypad: It doesn’t look good that the specification can’t decide whether or not it’s a 500 GB drive or a 1 TB drive, but the principle looks good. The password is restricted to … Læs resten

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A “smart” car, just what we needed

As big corporations have decided to prefix any product with the word “smart” whenever they want to use it to harvest data on their consumers, it is getting a lot easier to spot these. GM (over here, Chevrolet) for instance … Læs resten

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A difference between Europe and China

I probably put to much into this, but I think it’s interesting that the largest, nominally communist country in the world uses this technology to enable banks to communicate securely, while capitalist west uses it to communicate between universities. It’s … Læs resten

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Surveillance and democracy

Edward Snowden, on Malkia Cyril’s work combating surveillance of citizens: Malkia’s radical lesson is about the nature of rights: The best way to protect somebody is to protect everybody—especially the most vulnerable among us.

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Google+ will not be missed

Google+ was unmotivated by any need for what it did. No one loved it. It was born only to slow Facebook growth. It’s like having a kid so it can beat up your neighbor’s kid. Products, to be any good, must … Læs resten

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Dating apps and data leakage

What could be worse than having a dating app make it possible for everyone else to pinpoint your current location down to less than a meter? Oh, have it be a dating app for a sexual orientation that is still … Læs resten

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Facebook shadow profiles

I don’t have the energy to write a lot about Facebook’s “shadow profiles”, the method of collecting information on people with the purpose of correlating them and finally assigning them to actual individuals. Preferably users, but there is no reason … Læs resten

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The end

Tomorrow is the end of my experiment with the domain tilkampmodskraldet.dk. (linked posts are here and here) I bought the domain because I kept seeing posters and stickers around Aarhus, advertising the site. The problem was that the site had … Læs resten

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Overvågning af danskerne

Husk regel nr. 2, 4 og 5: Alle registrerede data lever evigt, alle data, der kan sammenkøres, vil blive sammenkørt og de svageste bliver ramt hårdest af sammenkørsler. Så når Fagbladet 3F får fingrene i et arbejdsdokument fra et ministerium … Læs resten

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About those “100s are reading your Gmail” articles

So, Wall Street Journal has published a story about hundreds of people reading your email on Gmail. The article is being a paywall, but other publications have been kind enough to reproduce the important bits, like BoingBoing and others. The important … Læs resten

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