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Utila filmeto por montri al sensciuloj, kiuj asertaĉas ke "ĉiuj islamanoj subtenas terorismon", kiel mi tro ofte vidas en komentoj en la interreto...

A useful video to show to ignorant people who claim that "all Muslims support terrorism", as I see too often in comments in the Internet...

http://neniammilitointerni.over-blog.com/2015/06/tunizio-susa-granda-nokta-manifestacio-kontrau-terorismo.html
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28/06/2015 Sabaton 27an de junio 2015, pluraj centoj da personoj paŝadis en la stratoj de Susa por kondamni la teroristan atakon okazintan hieraŭ en la &Hotelo Imperial Marhaba&, kaj manifesti sian subtenon al la familioj de la viktimoj. La manifestaciantoj...
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ebay's password database was stolen (e.g. see http://www.geekwire.com/2014/ebay-suffers-cyberattack-urges-customers-change-passwords-target-continues-reel-november-data-breach/ - lame that they didn't send email to users, or at least I didn't get any email from them about it). They recommend changing your ebay password.

But when I change my password, my old password stays in effect instead of the new one. Anyone else having that problem?

Then just now I tried changing it again and the password change page was "unavailable" due to "high volume" of users changing their passwords. Perhaps the earlier change went into some processing queue limbo...
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Yes, I tried again a couple days later and succeeded as well.
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Since Google mucked up Youtube a while ago, I was unable to thumb or comment on Youtube videos. An empty popup would appear and disappear quickly if I tried to.

I finally figured out that it was because my browser was set to disallow 3rd party cookies, which never caused problems before and is better from a privacy point of view. Enabling 3rd party cookies and restarting the browser solves that.

Quite annoying that this unnecessary change was made to Youtube.

At least I still have the browser set to delete cookies (unless they are in the list of explicitly permitted cookies) when I close the browser.
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Yeah, I use the Firefox extension BetterPrivacy to delete "Flash cookies".
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I wish more NSA apologists grokked that "Bypassing that system is illegal for a good reason."
 
The packet capture shown in these new NSA slides shows internal database replication traffic for the anti-hacking system I worked on for over two years. Specifically, it shows a database recording a user login as part of this system:

http://googleblog.blogspot.ch/2013/02/an-update-on-our-war-against-account.html

Recently +Brandon Downey, a colleague of mine on the Google security team, said (after the usual disclaimers about being personal opinions and not speaking for the firm which I repeat here) - "fuck these guys":

https://plus.google.com/108799184931623330498/posts/SfYy8xbDWGG

I now join him in issuing a giant Fuck You to the people who made these slides. I am not American, I am a Brit, but it's no different - GCHQ turns out to be even worse than the NSA.

We designed this system to keep criminals out. There's no ambiguity here. The warrant system with skeptical judges, paths for appeal, and rules of evidence was built from centuries of hard won experience. When it works, it represents as good a balance as we've got between the need to restrain the state and the need to keep crime in check. Bypassing that system is illegal for a good reason.

Unfortunately we live in a world where all too often, laws are for the little people. Nobody at GCHQ or the NSA will ever stand before a judge and answer for this industrial-scale subversion of the judicial process. In the absence of working law enforcement,  we therefore do what internet engineers have always done - build more secure software. The traffic shown in the slides below is now all encrypted and the work the NSA/GCHQ staff did on understanding it, ruined.

Thank you Edward Snowden. For me personally, this is the most interesting revelation all summer.
New documents reveal exactly how the Post was able to determine that the NSA was peeking inside the Google and Yahoo's cloud network.
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If that's accurate, I'm confused as to why inter-site traffic wasn't encrypted from the start.
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Short article & 4-minute film about Texas German dialect, which is dying off.

Mallonga artikolo (anglalingva) kaj 4-minuta filmo pri teksasa germana dialekto, kiu formortas.
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Nice work. Document it, archive it, kill it. That's one superfluous language down - just a few hundred to go until we get down to a reasonable number, ie, 1.
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The system has lots of experience smearing the messenger to distract from the message.
 
Naturally, Robin Hood was a child molester. Why else would he attack law abiding citizens?
Distractions about my past and personal life have emerged – an inevitable side effect for those who challenge the US government
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Retpoŝta trompo-spamo en Esperanto!
Mi ricevis jenan spamon, evidente aŭtomate tradukitan en Esperanton de ne-Esperantisto. Interese kaj amuze.

(I received scam-spam in Esperanto, clearly done by automatic translation. Interesting and amusing.)

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El Mrs.Elizabeth Kenneth.

kara,
Kun ĉiu respekto kaj homaro, mi estis devigita skribi en humana kampo.
Mi estas vidvino sinjorino Elizabeth Kenneth maljuniĝanta longtempe malsana (kancero). Aktuale agnoskis al privata hospitalo. Mi havas iom da mono mi heredis de mia edzo, Mark Kenneth, kiu poste mortis en aŭtoakcidento.
Kiam mia edzo estis vivaj deponis la sumo de € 2.700.000.00 (Du milionoj sepcent housand Eŭro) en banko. Nuntempe, tiu mono estas ankoraŭ en la banko.
Mia kuracisto diris al mi, ĝi ne daŭrus por la proksimaj 3 monatoj pro kancero problemon. Mi bezonas iun tre honesta kaj piaj kaj organizo kiuj povas uzi tiujn fondusoj por karitato Laboro: Mia edzo instruis ke tiu fonduso uziĝu por bonfaraj celoj, ekzemple konstruaĵon lernejoj, domoj de orfejoj, hospitaloj, ktp
Mi prenis ĉi tiun decidon, ĉar mi ne havas iun infanon, kiun heredos ĉi mono, kaj mi deziras al Dio, estu favora al mi, kaj akcepti mian animon. Kun Dio cxio estas ebla. Bonvolu, se vi povus uzi tiuj fondusoj por chrity verko, afable respondis.


Kiam mi ricevos vian respondon mi donos al vi la kontakto de la Banko. Mi ankaŭ elsendos leteron de aŭtoritato kiun montros la nuna profitanto de tiuj fondusoj.
Atendante ricevi vian respondon
dankon,
Mrs.Elizabeth Kenneth,
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I'm reading the novel Švejk (in an Esperanto translation) and ran across mention of a book of military cryptography by "Kerickhoff". I wondered if this was a typo and intended as a reference to the real-life pioneer cryptographer Auguste Kerckhoffs (who was also interested in Volapuk), who articulated the important Kerckhoffs's principle (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerckhoffs%27_principle ). Searching for other translations of the novel in the web, I find e.g. http://www.oocities.org/davidvwilliamson/hasek.html which quotes the cryptography scene and has the same (mis)spelling "Kerickhoff". So perhaps the original Czech novel indeed spelled it that way. Coincidence? Error? Intentional variation of the historical real person's name?

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The assiduous Cadet Biegler coughed knowingly.
`May I be allowed to take the liberty, sir,' he said, `to draw your attention to Kerickhoff's book on military ciphering. Anyone can obtain this book from the publishers of the Encyclopedia of Military Science.
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Mi legas esperantan tradukon de la romano Ŝvejk kaj trovis mencion pri libro pri milita ĉifrado de "Kerickhoff". Mi scivolis, ĉu tio estas tajperaro kaj celis realan pioniran ĉifristo Auguste Kerckhoffs (kiun interesis ankaŭ Volapuko), kiu diris la gravan "Principon de Kerckhoffs". Serĉante aliajn tradukojn de la romano rete, mi trovis ekzemple http://www.oocities.org/davidvwilliamson/hasek.html kiu citas la ĉifran scenon kaj havas la saman (mis)literumon "Kerickhoff". Do eble la original ĉeĥa romano ja literumis ĝin tiel. Ĉu koincido? Eraro? Intenca varianto de nomo de la historia reala homo?
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svejk the malingerer. from the good soldier svejk. by jaroslav hasek. IN these great times the army doctors took unusual pains to drive the devil of sabotage out of the malingerers and restore them to the bosom of the army. Various degrees of torture had been introduced for malingerers and ...
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SYMMETRY - A PALINDROMIC FILM
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SYMMETRY - A PALINDROMIC FILM
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A cool walk-through of discovering a backdoor in various D-Link routers. Security intentionally broken by the manufacturer. Glad I don't own one of those routers.

Impona (anglalingva kun fontkodo) priskribo pri esplorado kaj malkovro de kaŝita senrajta enirejo en enkursigiloj de D-Link. Sekureco intence rompita de la produktanto. Mi ĝojas, ke mi ne posedas tian aparaton.
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All right. It's Saturday night, I have no date, a two-liter bottle of Shasta and my all-Rush mix-tape...let's hack. On a whim I downloaded firmware v1.13 for
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Though would only be a real security problem for people setting up public wifis...
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I found these photos touching: various brave GLBT Russians thanking the international community for support in the face of the extremely unjust and pointlessly cruel anti-gay laws and culture in Russia.

http://americablog.com/2013/09/russian-lgbt-community-thanks-pictures.html

http://vk.com/album-38905640_178973960

Mi trovis ĉi tiujn fotojn kortuŝaj: diversaj kuraĝaj gejaj rusoj dankas la internacian komunumon pro subteno alfronte al la ekstreme maljustaj kaj senkiale kruelaj kontraŭ-gejaj leĝoj kaj kulturo en Rusujo.
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NBC reports that Gen. James “Hoss” Cartwright is under investigation as the source for David Sanger’s 2012 New York Times article revealing that the United States is behind the Stuxnet computer virus

The press will not treat him the way they have Edward Snowden, even if he proves guilty. Here will be the differences:

1. No one will obsess about the exercise habits of Gen. Cartwright’s wife.
2. Gen. Cartwright will not be characterized as “a 63-year-old hacker.”
3. Gen. Cartwright will not be described as “nerdy” or “flaky.”
4. David Gregory will not ask that David Sanger be prosecuted for espionage because he aided and abetted Cartwright’s leaking.
5. We won’t get stories every day about where in McLean, Virginia, Gen. Cartwright is living.
6. Gen. Cartwright won’t be accused of being a spy for Iran.
7. No lurid stories will be rehearsed on the Sunday afternoon shows about Cartwright’s allegedly overly familiar relationship with a young female aide in 2009, with heavy innuendo as to what the episode said about his reckless character.
8. No FBI informants will be placed inside the elite Alfalfa Club in DC that Cartwright was known to attend.
9. Cartwright’s loyalty to the United States won’t be impugned by anchors or congressmen.
10. Dirt won’t be dug up on David Sanger’s private life in an attempt to discredit his reporting on Cartwright’s Stuxnet.
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