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Secure online access with Onion Pi for $95 – avoid surveillance

              Create a highly portable, wireless access point with Onion Pi. It encrypts all all your net access then sends it through secure Tor servers. It costs $95 and requires a bit of geekery to configure it. Tor is from EFF. Their free Tor browser covers your tracks by […]

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Syrian Chemical Weapons: What We Need To Know (Cheryl Rofer)

We’re pleased to present this guest-post by former Los Alamos chemist Cheryl Rofer, originally posted at NuclearDiner. It’s a level-headed look at the news circulating that the White House has said Syria’s Assad has used chemical weapons. Steve H. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Thursday in the United Arab Emirates that the United States […]

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Germany may reject smart meters, this wasn’t supposed to happen

A cranky minority in Germany doesn’t want smart meters, fearing they will report back to to the utilities (and presumably the government) how much electricity is being used and then regulate usage. Smart meters were supposed to be a slam dunk in Germany, but even a new government study says smart meters may have no […]

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3D printing meets sexting (or should that be “meats”)?

It was a mashup that was destined to happen, 3D printing and sexting. Horrified governments and parents tried to stop the madness… The video nasties moment finally came for 3D printers when it was discovered that Katie Evans, a sixteen-year-old schoolgirl at a sought-after academy in the Home Counties, had sent volumetric scans of her own genitals […]

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Our Panopticon Society. You will be monitored 24/7

We are increasingly moving towards a Panopticon society, with constant monitoring of our location, internet activity, phone calls, and activities. Jeremy Bentham invented the Panopticon and probably would wet his pants in excitement over possibilities of surveillance he could only dream of. The Panopticon is a type of institutional building designed by English philosopher and […]

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CyberWar and Cyber-Warcrimes

A new manual is available online, the result of a three year effort by a panel of experts to “examine how extant international law norms apply” to cyber-warfare. The Tallinn Manual pays particular attention to the jus ad bellum, the international law governing the resort to force by States as an instrument of their national policy, and […]

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Half a million Google Reader users go to Feedly in two days

Feedly is gaining where Google is losing. Google made a serious strategic blunder in killing Reader. Rather than abandon RSS and follow Google into their cloistered, walled garden called Google+, users by the millions are leaving Reader ahead of time and finding better readers. Feedly got 500,000 new users in just two days and is […]

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