Night of the Long Boris: several UK cabinet members fired, finance chief quits Ho boy. I can only assume that Boris Johnson wants to deliver big for those who backed him and are betting against the UK economy, by driving the country into the ground through sheer incompetence.Continue reading
Your Phone is Not Your Friend Cell phones are 24/7 GPS surveillance devices, constantly leaking data at all times. At any given time, your phone is broadcasting your location. It’s also usually broadcasting a bunch of other information such as WiFi connection information and usage data. Recently, Privacy International found that some devices and apps …Continue reading "Your Phone is Not Your Friend"
Scotland the Dump Instead of focusing on Boris Johnson’s bridge distraction, lets focus on Beauforts Dyke – and the wider toxic legacy of the British State. Share this poster we created in collaboration with graphic artist Andy Arthur. Yikes!Continue reading
Popular Free Email Apps Such as Edison and Cleanfox Skim Users’ Inboxes for Marketing Data Reminder that most ‘free’ apps aren’t free at all, they’re just wringing their money our from your data…Continue reading
Dangerous Domain Corp.com Goes Up for Sale How dangerous can a domain name be? Very dangerous, if your company network used Active Directory back in the day, and didn’t change some default settings: As part of that analysis, Schmidt convinced O’Connor to hold off selling corp.com so he and others could better understand and document …Continue reading "How dangerous can a domain name be?"
I need to check out the For You section of Apple Music more often. I hadn’t bothered with it at first, but now that I’ve been using Apple Music for over six months it’s showing me lots of stuff I might otherwise have missed. That’s the last piece I was missing from Spotify.Continue reading
The mysterious disappearance of Google’s click metric To survive, Google must find ways of showing even more ads. This is the future with Google — more ads in more places. Or rather, more ineffective ads in more places. This is an unsustainable business model.Continue reading
The Deal of the Century (or, The Alliance of Losers) Jim Maher tell the tale of the time that Apple teamed up with IBM in the early 1990s, and what did and didn’t result from that brief venture.Continue reading
Bruce Schneier revisits the essay he wrote 10 years ago “Security in 2020”. Depressingly prescient.Continue reading