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Denis Hancock
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A disturbing article on CNET yesterday.  Of course the feds still have to decrypt the passwords, assuming the web providers are telling the truth when they claim that they do not store plaintext passwords.....

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Fascinating.  Douglas Engelbart, who died recently, was credited as the inventor of the the computer mouse.  It turns out he did MUCH more.

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Here is a graphic representation of my gmail activity over 7.6 years.  It is derived solely from the metadata from my email.  The labels are not present in this image.  If you use gmail, you can generate a similar graphic for your email by going to immersion.media.mit.edu and logging in with your google credentials.

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Very Interesting...  All this is from metdata retained by mobile providers.  Here is a quote by Malte Spitze in the New York Times OP-Ed page:  "... now imagine if you had access to millions of similar data sets. You could easily draw maps, tracing communication and movement. You could see which individuals, families or groups were communicating with one another. You could identify any social group and determine its major actors."

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Interesting timing, in light of the recent goings on regarding a certain 3 letter agency in Washington DC...

Less that 4 hours after I saw this Sunday morning, ATT pushed this out to my iPhone.  For now, until I learn more about how this works, and what information it needs from my cell phone, the two features in question are turned off.

I have to say I am not pleased that this was pushed to my device, rather than letting me opt-in.

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Another chapter in a fascinating story....

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Sounds like a good idea to me. Two Republicans and and two Democrats introduced this bill in the House.

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Nice story.  It has been the center of the Star Trek world since at least the original movies.
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