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Entropy and the slow decay of the Internet's golden age.
 
In a blow to universal access, the EU Court of Justice OKs locking open wireless networks behind a registration wall.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) recently announced its decision in Sony v McFadden with important consequences for open wireless in the European Union.
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Brilliant.
 
Sweden proposes tax breaks for repairing things, extra tax on unrepairable things
Sweden proposes tax breaks for repairing things, extra tax on unrepairable things
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Some good advice about getting yourself out of a vicious cycle of helplessness.
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I rarely tire of these excellent on board laps.
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Progress!!
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'bout time!
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Damn this one!
 
This optical illusion includes 12 dots, but our brain doesn’t let us see all of them. The average person sees only 4!
This optical illusion includes 12 dots, but our brain doesn’t let us see all of them. The average person sees only 4!
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When national security is about keeping civilians insecure you have a fundamental problem.
 
NSA reportedly exploited weaknesses in widely used products but didn’t tell companies even when exploits were stolen.
In August, an entity calling itself the “Shadow Brokers” took the security world by surprise by publishing what appears to be a portion of the NSA’s hacking toolset. Government investigators now believe that the Shadow Brokers stole the cache of powerful NSA network exploitation tools from a computer located outside of the NSA’s network where they had been left accidentally, according to Reuters.
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Now this looks like a fun project.
 
Build a MIDI controller using plastic parts from a bathroom organizer, some arcade buttons, and an Arduino: bit.ly/2ddetne

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Heads up!
 
Firefox (and possibly Chrome) may be wearing off your SSD drives
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It's patching season folks.
 
Here we go again. Forthcoming OpenSSL releases. It will fix several security defects including 1 high severity bug. Apple patches ASAP. #linux #unix #LAMP #Nginx #Lighttpd #Apache 
[openssl-announce] Forthcoming OpenSSL releases. OpenSSL openssl at openssl.org. Mon Sep 19 12:57:49 UTC 2016. Previous message: [openssl-announce] FTP access being taken down; Messages sorted by: [ date ] [ thread ] [ subject ] [ author ] ...
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The Grand Tour is out 18th November.
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Question: many webcams have an indicator light that is enabled when the camera is, with all this tape-talk can anyone provide proof-of-concept for disable this feature? Until then, I'm taping nothing.
 
He Says, You are responsible for your own Safety and Security.
During a conference FBI Director James Comey recommends that you Should Cover Your Webcam With a Tape or sticker
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+Steve Shields that would be helpful. Many modern computers, Apple, Dell etc etc. even USB webcams have a LED wired right next to the camera that switches whenever the camera is activated. I'm yet to see anyone demonstrate a bypass for this. Although, I'm quite open to it. I'm just not interested in paranoia for its own sake.
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