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Blogs Jacob Appelbaum says that a number of Tor's development projects are inspired by the needs of the people that Tor works with around the world. Many of these people are working on the front lines of human rights and political activism. “When working with Laura Poitras it became clear that there were key areas where improving her ability to use anonymity and encryption software would greatly strengthen her ability to continue her work. We brought some of these concerns and ideas into the initial development of Torbirdy and other Tor development efforts. Often my role is to understand needs of users in a given terrain of struggle and to help with the creation of prototypes to assist them.” "This is all a team effort - many of our prototypes go on to become full fledged projects. Both Appelbaum and Tor co-founder Roger Dingledine have taught activists around the world to use Tor. Please join Jacob in supporting the Tor Project today!

make your own infographics Infographics (or Information Graphics) are graphic visual representations of data or information, presented in a way to make it easier to consume information. Infographics gained popularity in the mid-2000′s with the advent of sites like Digg and Reddit, and have quickly become one of the most popular methods to display researched data. There are three main types of infographics – where data is presented in a timeline, where statistical data is presented in graphs or with icons, or where data is presented on a map. In order to create an infographic which will be widely shared, think about your typography, colours, and layout. Make it easy for people to understand the information that’s being provided. You can also get very creative with how you display your information, and do something completely unconventional. Infographics are among the most popular modern methods of sharing information with an audience. There are a few automated ways you can create your own infographics.

Les données personnelles d'un millier de cadres UMP piratées Infosignalée par un internaute Adresses privées, numéros de portable, âge de leur(s) enfant(s)... Les coordonnées et données personnelles de cadres de l’UMP ont été piratées et sont librement disponibles sur Internet – Rue89 a choisi de ne pas mettre de lien vers le site d’origine, de partage de documents, ni vers leurs reproductions. Députés, sénateurs, députés européens, membres de cabinets, chargés d’études, collaborateurs de ministre... près de 1 000 personnes (1 330 adresses e-mail) sont concernés par cette fuite. Quatre fichiers texte mis en ligne samedi Des données relativement précises sur les parlementaires UMP sont disponibles sur le site de l’Assemblée (voir, par exemple, la fiche de Bernard Accoyer) mais les données piratées atteignent un niveau de profondeur bien plus important. Quatre fichiers texte ont été mis en ligne samedi 5 novembre et comportent un grand nombre de données sensibles : Les données (anonymisées par nos soins) du secrétaire général de l’UMP Jean-François Copé

Wordle 30 ans de bidouille politique Le Chaos Computer Club, célèbre et influente organisation de hackers allemands, fête ses trente ans cet automne. Pour comprendre sa trajectoire, rencontre avec Andy Müller-Maguhn, membre du bureau, et longtemps porte-parole. Andy Muller Maghun à Berlin en novembre 2011, (cc) Ophelia Noor pour Owni Trente ans de hack et tous ses bits : depuis septembre 1981, le Chaos Computer Club [en] rassemble des hackers, ces adeptes passionnés de la bidouille et du détournement de finalité, en particulier dans l’informatique. Le petit groupe créé à Hambourg a ensuite migré à Berlin avant de faire des petits dans tout le pays, et même à l’étranger, au point de devenir la première organisation de ce type en Europe. Nous sommes revenus sur son histoire en compagnie d’Andy Müller-Maguhn, un de ses anciens, rentré en 1985, à l’âge de 14 ans. L’entretien a eu lieu autour d’une bouteille de Club-Mate, la très caféinée boisson préférée des hackers, dans les locaux du CCC de Berlin. Je pense que c’est vrai.

The Best Tools for Visualization Visualization is a technique to graphically represent sets of data. When data is large or abstract, visualization can help make the data easier to read or understand. There are visualization tools for search, music, networks, online communities, and almost anything else you can think of. Whether you want a desktop application or a web-based tool, there are many specific tools are available on the web that let you visualize all kinds of data. Here are some of the best: Visualize Social Networks Last.Forward: Thanks to's new widget gallery, you can now explore a wide selection of extras to extend your experience. Last Forward Friends Sociomap: Friends Sociomap is another tools that generates a map of the music compatibility between you and your friends. Fidg't: Fidg't is a desktop application that gives you a way to view your networks tagging habits. Fidg't The Digg Tools: One more: Digg Radar. YouTube: Visualize Music Musicovery music visual tools: Amazon

Mitch Altman: The Hacker Lifestyle Mitch Altman at Chaos Communication Camp, Berlin, August 2011 When he was young, Mitch Altman didn’t like himself. Too much of an introverted geek, too ugly, too queer, in every sense of that word. Today, the first thing that strikes you when you meet him in person is the serenity that emanates from the man. Blue hackers Before discovering the confidence and infectious enthusiasm he exudes today, Mitch Altman had lived through a long and difficult period. I lived the first half of my life in total and utter depression. “Many know him as the guru of the soldering iron, but he is also warm and a laid-back spokesman for people who struggle with their unhappiness. It has taken Mitch years to find the solution to his unhappiness: live a life he loves and therefore make a living doing what he loves, the hacker ethic as described by Pekka Himanen. I realized that I don’t actually like television! “I’m not afraid to look at all of myself” I’ve been meditating since I was 13. Welding with the kids

WikiSummarizer WikiSummarizer is a Web-based application specializing in automatic summarization of Wikipedia articles. Automatic summarization is the creation of a shortened version of a text by a computer program. The result is a summary that presents the most important points of the original text. A summary is a shorter version of the original information. It highlights the major points from the much longer article. The purpose is to help the reader to quickly get the essential points in a short period of time. WikiSummarizer automatically summarizes the Wikipedia articles. The blending of visualization with summarization, knowledge browsing, mind mapping provides you with a wide range of means to explore relevant content. All the summaries are stored in the WikiSummarizer knowledge base. In fact when we are summarizing, we are zipping through the whole content, homing in on the important chunks. With the ability to summarize web pages everybody can become an instant speed reader. Yes.

Bidouilleurs de l’extrême Les Hackers n'aiment pas qu'on leur fixe de limites techniques. Ils se projettent toujours vers la prochaine limite, pour la franchir, explique Hannes Gassert, animateur de cette ultime session de la conférence Lift qui se déroulait à Genève les 22 et 24 février 2012. Pour conclure sa conférence, Lift invitait trois fauteurs de troubles, trois explorateurs, trois bidouilleurs qui appliquent leurs comportements de hackers au monde réel. eToy : détourner notre perception de la réalité Michel Zai est le fondateur et président d'eToy Corporation, un collectif artistique suisse né en 1994, qui se présente comme une entreprise qui n'a pas d'autre objectif que de faire de l'art en détournant les modes de management et de communication des entreprises d'aujourd'hui. eToy est une entreprise dont l'objectif est d'ouvrir de nouveaux espaces à l'art contemporain, de produire plus d'art, explique Michel Zai dans sa présentation (.pdf). eToy est une société. La fusion nucléaire pour tous !

Data Visualization: Modern Approaches Data presentation can be beautiful, elegant and descriptive. There is a variety of conventional ways to visualize data – tables, histograms, pie charts and bar graphs are being used every day, in every project and on every possible occasion. However, to convey a message to your readers effectively, sometimes you need more than just a simple pie chart of your results. In fact, there are much better, profound, creative and absolutely fascinating ways to visualize data. So what can we expect? Let’s take a look at the most interesting modern approaches to data visualization as well as related articles, resources and tools. 1. Trendmap 20071 Informationarchitects.jp3 presents the 200 most successful websites on the web, ordered by category, proximity, success, popularity and perspective in a mindmap. 2. Newsmap4 is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator. Digg BigSpy arranges popular stories at the top when people digg them.

How To Become A Hacker Copyright © 2001 Eric S. Raymond As editor of the Jargon File and author of a few other well-known documents of similar nature, I often get email requests from enthusiastic network newbies asking (in effect) "how can I learn to be a wizardly hacker?". If you are reading a snapshot of this document offline, the current version lives at Note: there is a list of Frequently Asked Questions at the end of this document. Numerous translations of this document are available: ArabicBelorussianChinese (Simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, German, GreekItalianHebrew, Norwegian, PersianPortuguese (Brazilian), RomanianSpanish, Turkish, and Swedish. The five-dots-in-nine-squares diagram that decorates this document is called a glider. If you find this document valuable, please leave me a tip on Gittip. The hacker mind-set is not confined to this software-hacker culture. The basic difference is this: hackers build things, crackers break them. 1. 2.

22 free tools for data visualization and analysis You may not think you've got much in common with an investigative journalist or an academic medical researcher. But if you're trying to extract useful information from an ever-increasing inflow of data, you'll likely find visualization useful -- whether it's to show patterns or trends with graphics instead of mountains of text, or to try to explain complex issues to a nontechnical audience. There are many tools around to help turn data into graphics, but they can carry hefty price tags. The cost can make sense for professionals whose primary job is to find meaning in mountains of information, but you might not be able to justify such an expense if you or your users only need a graphics application from time to time, or if your budget for new tools is somewhat limited. If one of the higher-priced options is out of your reach, there are a surprising number of highly robust tools for data visualization and analysis that are available at no charge. Data cleaning DataWrangler

Hackers | Geek Politics Concepts Hackers IRC Bildschirmtext Chaos Computer Club Éthique hacker La Quadrature du Net Réseau distribué DNS Amesys, Qosmos, Bluecoat et cie Tor Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) Datalove ACTA Script-Kiddie Lulz Rop Gonggrijp Hackers Hacker (concept vaste, aux définitions nombreuses, quelques sens choisis ici) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. IRC : Internet Relay Chat Protocole de communication sur Internet créé en 1988. Bildschirmtext Le BTX était un système de vidéotex interactif (un service qui permettait d'envoyer des pages contenant du texte et des graphismes sur requête d'un utilisateur) lancé en Allemagne de l'Ouest en 1983 par la Poste. CCC : Chaos Computer Club Communauté galactique d'êtres vivants luttant à travers les frontières pour la liberté d'information. Éthique hacker Ensemble d'attitudes décrites par Steven Levy dans son livre Hackers, héros de la révolution informatique paru en 1984. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. La quadrature du net Réseau distribué DNS : Domain Name Server Tor 1. 2. 3. Datalove Lulz

Tag Cloud Generator Generated Tag CloudsFlash: 314605 | HTML: 786878 | Used Tags: 21713004 The Tagcloud Generator is the most famous generator for Tagclouds. Over 1 Millionen Tag Clouds generated in the last years. You can use the Tagcloud Generator also with you iPhone or Android Handy. History: What to hell are tag clouds or popular tags? In 2002 Jim Flanagan was the first using tag clouds as a display form.