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Crescent sun through the cloud… #eclipse
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Online banking is secure, right?
This link tests Lloyds Bank's banking site's encryption.

#ssl   #poodleexploit
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The security services had the information but made mistakes, so clearly more surveillance is needed.
Should comedians be put under surveillance? Mark Thomas, the comedian and activist, is now threatening to sue the Met Police after he was put under surveillance by their “anti-extremism” unit, the same unit that's supposed to be keeping us safe from jihadists and neo-fascists.
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Government narrative to the People's Democratic Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland:

“Give up some privacy – let us spy on you some more – and get our protection! If you don't, you're a terrorist and a murderer and…”

Also, apparently, Farcebook is an ISP. Point out where they provide 'net access – be it dial-up, *DSL, cable – and I might believe that.
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Now this looks interesting – stripping systemd down to what it should be. Removing the bloat, avoiding feature creep, saying no to binary log files, making it portable to the BSDs…
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“Sɪʀ Tᴇʀʀʏ Pʀᴀᴛᴄʜᴇᴛᴛ?”
“Yes? ... Oh, it's you. You're early.”
“Iᴛ'ꜱ ᴛɪᴍᴇ.”
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Professor Anthony Glees, you are an idiot who won't listen to valid argument against your position (i.e. it's not practical, it's unenforceable, it's attempting to increase security by decreasing security). Do us all a favour and stop being a government advisor…
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Radio 5 discussion about David Cameron's plans to backdoor secure messaging services
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Yes – Cameron, May & co. do want a police state, even if they don't realise it…
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If you receive unsolicited commercial email, you are entitled to inform the sender of their error and of action which you will take should they repeat the offence.

Here's a blog posting from one who's taken legal action against spammers and won. It's not difficult – you just have to be aware of the relevant legislation and be sure that you've not given them permission to send such commercial mail.

See also http://www.revk.uk/2014/12/notice-before-action.html, which references sections 22 and 30 of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.
It is not wise to send me spam, and even less wise to ignore the notice before action I send back, but ignoring the county court claim is just dumb. Reach Recruitment Services Ltd spammed me in September. i.e. they sent me ...
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Sense being talked here regarding our Government's wish for (even more) legalised mass surveillance security.
Again, journalists and the government, not understanding the basics. Me, trying to add some sanity [youtube] These are the people making the laws, and they cannot tell the difference. They want to compel a foreign company, on...
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I'd quite like to know how the Govt. think that they can reliably identify individuals and if they're going to make sure that this information isn't abused.

There's an increased threat, yes, I'll agree with that. Just not about the source of the threat.
Civil liberties campaigners say change is sensible, but that it should not become a stepping stone back to ‘snooper’s charter’
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Web users already are very closely linked to the IP addresses they use. You'd see me posting from about 4-5 different IP addresses, for example, but some of those addresses are ones I have in common with friends, colleagues or workmates.

This is half a snooper's charter. (So, the running total is about 2-4 snooper's charters of information already being leaked.) And I don't trust the government. But OTOH I think it might be good if more people had a better understanding about what is already tracked about them. The mismatch between what people think they're revealing about themselves - not very much - and what they actually are revealing - a whole lot more - is part of the problem. I think if people understood what they're already leaking, most would agree they're already leaking far too much, and we'd get better laws to curb it.

As +Terence Tao puts it:
"Anonymity on the internet is a very fragile thing; every anonymous online identity on this planet is only about 31 bits of information away from being completely exposed. This is because the total number of internet users on this planet is about 2 billion, or approximately 2^{31}."

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Life? What's that?
Introduction
Privacy. Too many people disregard it.
Sharing. Think twice.
Security. Fine if you avoid counter-productive.
Hacking. There. That's scared you away. Good.
People. There are too many of us.

Anti-social networking! ☺