Overview The Tor network is a group of volunteer-operated servers that allows people to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. Tor's users employ this network by connecting through a series of virtual tunnels rather than making a direct connection, thus allowing both organizations and individuals to share information over public networks without compromising their privacy. Along the same line, Tor is an effective censorship circumvention tool, allowing its users to reach otherwise blocked destinations or content. Tor can also be used as a building block for software developers to create new communication tools with built-in privacy features. Individuals use Tor to keep websites from tracking them and their family members, or to connect to news sites, instant messaging services, or the like when these are blocked by their local Internet providers. Journalists use Tor to communicate more safely with whistleblowers and dissidents. A branch of the U.S. Why we need Tor
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Tor Browser BundleDownload the file above, and save it somewhere, then double click on it. (1) Click "Run" then choose the installer's language and click OK (2). Make sure you have at least 80MB of free disk space in the location you select. If you want to leave the bundle on the computer, saving it to the Desktop is a good choice. If you want to move it to a different computer or limit the traces you leave behind, save it to a USB disk. Click Install (3) Wait until the installer finishes. Once the installation is complete, click Finish to launch Tor Browser's wizard. Once you see Tor Browser's wizard click Connect Alternatively, you can launch Tor Browser by going to the folder Tor Browser which can be found at the location you saved the bundle at (Default: Desktop) and double click on the Start Tor Browser application. Once Tor is ready, Tor Browser will automatically be opened. Once you are finished browsing, close any open Tor Browser windows by clicking on the (6).
Instapaper’s (anti-)social networkBen Brooks noticed and blogged about how Instapaper’s social features, introduced earlier this year, are minimal: There’s just a list of articles that people you chose to follow decided that they liked. All without knowing who, or if, anybody will ever see that they liked that article. That was exactly the idea, and I’m very happy to see it perceived that way. Social features are tricky. Social networks also need to address difficult issues with identity, privacy, harassment, spam, and information overload. These systems require a lot of time and money to develop, maintain, and support. With Instapaper’s following system, I wanted to deal with as little of the difficult baggage as possible, even if it meant omitting some of the “sticky” social dynamics that can significantly boost user counts and engagement. There are no public usernames, avatars, or profile pages. There are no notifications whatsoever for following and unfollowing.
Take Back The Tech | 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based ViolenceRevision controlRevision control, also known as version control and source control (and an aspect of software configuration management), is the management of changes to documents, computer programs, large web sites, and other collections of information. Changes are usually identified by a number or letter code, termed the "revision number", "revision level", or simply "revision". For example, an initial set of files is "revision 1". When the first change is made, the resulting set is "revision 2", and so on. Each revision is associated with a timestamp and the person making the change. Version control systems (VCS) most commonly run as stand-alone applications, but revision control is also embedded in various types of software such as word processors and spreadsheets, e.g., Google Docs and Sheets and in various content management systems, e.g., Wikipedia's Page history. Software tools for revision control are essential for the organization of multi-developer projects. Overview Change
Net Nanny Parental Controls 2012 | Pros & Cons of Net Nanny Filtering Software - TopTenREVIEWSNet Nanny shows you what your children do online and lets you establish limits as to where they go and what they do. You can identify information that is never to leave the computer, such as your home address or credit card numbers. You don't have to be on the computer that your child uses in order to manage Net Nanny, you can manage the account from any computer with a web connection and a browser. Net Nanny wins the TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award for internet security filter software. Feature Set Compare Net Nanny McAfee Family Protection PureSight PC CYBERsitter CyberPatrol Profil Parental Filter imView Click to Enlarge Net Nanny internet filter software includes remote management and remote reporting. Rather than blocking or allowing a given site based on comparison to an established, relatively static database, Net Nanny analyzes content continuously for objectionable content. There’s also the option of a warning function as opposed to blocking. Ease of Use Net Nanny is completely customizable.
Streamline Your Site With PersonalizationWeb sites want to maximize engagement, but it’s hard to guess what each visitor will want to read or buy. Pixels are cheap, so many sites approach this question by adding widget after widget, hoping that a user will find one they want to click on. This is the shotgun approach to boosting engagement. The problem with it is that user attention is expensive, and each additional widget distracts them from your content, products and ads. The graphic on the right is a wire frame of a real news website that you’ve probably visited. It’s good to have options but too many choices can confuse users, and reduce conversion. Context and past behavior are the best indicators of what a user might want to do next. Frequent visitor or commenter? Heavy consumer? You should also consider the role of your home page vs. your content or product pages. In each of these cases, you should make an educated guess about what a user is most likely to do.
A Case for Pseudonymspseu·do·nym [sood-n-im] –noun a fictitious name used by an author to conceal his or her identity; pen name. There are myriad reasons why individuals may wish to use a name other than the one they were born with. They may be concerned about threats to their lives or livelihoods, or they may risk political or economic retribution. They may wish to prevent discrimination or they may use a name that’s easier to pronounce or spell in a given culture. Online, the reasons multiply. Pseudonymous speech has played a critical role throughout history as well. A new debate around pseudonymity on online platforms has arisen as a result of the identification policy of Google+, which requires users to identify by "the name your friends, family, or co-workers usually call you". While these arguments are not entirely without merit, they misframe the problem. There are myriad reasons why an individual may feel safer identifying under a name other than their birth name.
Observatorio contra el Acoso Callejero | Observatorio contra el Acoso CallejeroBugs-|--- Back Story ---|- I'm surrounded by talented coders, but every so often I meet one who mishandles bugs. These coders are not the type to throw their hands in the air when there's a problem. They are smart and dedicated -- their reaction is to dive in, eager to put things right. An hour later, several patches have been applied but things are still broken. They eventually "fix" the bug, but without gaining any insight into the underlying problem. I know this problem well, because once upon a time, my technique was just this. Luckily, I encountered a handful of wise mentors who showed me a different path: a way of life where bugs are transcendental, open-ended learning experiences, where "solutions" are used in favor of "fixes", and where we constantly question each other, in order to better ourselves. -|--- Thesis ---|- If handled correctly, bugs are among the most fruitful learnings you will ever come across. When you encounter an aggravating, nasty, despicable bug -- don't get mad!