Tag Archives: paranoid

airplane data security

When I think about airlines I think about a lot of things but I don’t think of high tech. That isn’t very realistic as jet engines are pretty high tech devices and the ability to book reservations over the internet is … Continue reading

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facial scans coming to an airport near you

We want to protect you from the world. I think that a lot of people want to do the right thing and protect others from bad things. Sometimes this takes shape in the form of a law or a rule that … Continue reading

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enhancing the privacy we still have

Is privacy is simply too much work? The problem is not that technology cannot help out but in my case it seems that I am constantly installing or setting up new computers or virtual machines and there is never the … Continue reading

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Security in homogeneous systems

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has been quite industrious in creating a new way[1] of tracking documents that could be “borrowed” from a person, business or government against the will of of that entity. This new document protection is the … Continue reading

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paranoid about smart phones

I recently went to a small speech that was being held about IoT.  I guess I think less of IoT in the marketing speech and more in the implementation. What someone might call a smart device or IoT is what … Continue reading

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paranoid about printing

It seems that the venerable Hewlett Packard has been in the news recently about ink jet cartridges[arstechnia][forbesadvocate]. Allegedly HP changed their firmware to favor their own ink while preventing other ink cartridges from working. This apparently also includes refilled genuine … Continue reading

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Never ever rush … software installation

I should have known better but how hard could the task really be?  Download some free or open source software from the internet, configure it, and presto I then have all of the tools necessary for my “homework” assignment. The … Continue reading

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Big brother is watching (you buy underwear)

Edward Snowden raised the stakes of privacy in June 2013 when he released the scope of the internet and phone surveillance by American intelligence agencies.  We learned quite a bit about what types of data collections were being done. Phone records … Continue reading

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Analyzing web traffic

Are we alone in the universe?  Well, that question is up for grabs but the question of am I alone on the Internet is quite answerable.   Simply Google any noun or term and it is easy to see that you … Continue reading

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… and yet I must pay for ketchup

The other day we ended up at a fast food restaurant for dinner.  I guess my body is not the temple I thought it was.  Of course it took the children a while to make up their mind yet eventually the … Continue reading

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