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5G and the USA dictating technology choices

I cannot remember how we got to discussing about technology and the new 5G standard.  My buddy Otto was a bit surprised at how adamant the US government with their demand that all of its allies must not purchase Huawei … Continue reading

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Excessive tracking and yet probably ineffective

I was reading an article on Arstechnica about tracking inbound cars in without a warrent or individualized suspicion.[1] To me this seems a bit ridiculous and overbearing.  I am rather curious what you need to be doing that both looks … Continue reading

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Is security a fallacy?

How many times have you heard or read that the best course of action is to keep your computer up to date with security patches.  This is true for your computers operating systems, device drivers, computer BIOS, software applications including … Continue reading

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The perception of power (of 9 volts)

When travelling I want to arrive at my destination ontime and unhurt.  I do appreciate that the world’s governments are just as interested and do take steps to ensure that dangerous people don’t hijack the plane or even worse. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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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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