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5 ways to easily increase your internet security - Seattle Political Buzz In this age of technology nothing is private. In fact, NSA whistleblower William Binney recently stated that literally every email sent in the US is recorded by the FBI. For those living in reality, it has been know that since the 90's under President Clinton, programs such as Echelon monitored nearly every phone call, fax, and email in the United States. Sites like Facebook have been known to record users web history even when they are logged out.

Project Euler What is Project Euler? Project Euler is a series of challenging mathematical/computer programming problems that will require more than just mathematical insights to solve. Although mathematics will help you arrive at elegant and efficient methods, the use of a computer and programming skills will be required to solve most problems. The motivation for starting Project Euler, and its continuation, is to provide a platform for the inquiring mind to delve into unfamiliar areas and learn new concepts in a fun and recreational context. Who are the problems aimed at? Many Thanx Dean Clifford & ESC For This Intel. Hi-Tech Police Surveillance: The “StingRay” Cell Phone Spying Device Blocked by a Supreme Court decision from using GPS tracking devices without a warrant, federal investigators and other law enforcement agencies are turning to a new, more powerful and more threatening technology in their bid to spy more freely on those they suspect of drug crimes. That’s leading civil libertarians, electronic privacy advocates, and even some federal judges to raise the alarm about a new surveillance technology whose use has yet to be taken up definitively by the federal courts. StingRay cell phone spying device (US Patent photo) The new surveillance technology is the StingRay (also marketed as Triggerfish, IMSI Catcher, Cell-site Simulator or Digital Analyzer), a sophisticated, portable spy device able to track cell phone signals inside vehicles, homes and insulated buildings. When a suspect makes a phone call, the StingRay tricks the cell into sending its signal back to the police, thus preventing the signal from traveling back to the suspect’s wireless carrier.

Free Secure Email Encryption for Windows: What is SecExMail ? SecExMail - Secure Email Made Easy Maintaining your privacy on the net is not easy in today's world. Until now, secure email could only be achieved by encryption solutions that were not user friendly. SecExMail changes all that, bringing you secure encrypted email that is so easy to use, you will forget it is there! Advantages at a Glance Facebook privacy and kids: Don’t post photos of your kids online Photo by Hemera/Thinkstock I vividly remember the Facebook post. It was my friend’s 5-year-old daughter “Kate,” (a pseudonym) standing outside of her house in a bright yellow bikini, the street address clearly visible behind her on the front door. A caption read “Leaving for our annual Labor Day weekend at the beach,” and beneath it were more than 50 likes and comments from friends—including many “friends” that Kate’s mom barely knew. The picture had been uploaded to a Facebook album, and there were 114 shots just of Kate: freshly cleaned and swaddled on the day of her birth … giving her Labradoodle a kiss … playing on a swing set. But there were also photos of her in a bathtub and an awkward moment posing in her mother’s lacy pink bra.

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How to foil NSA sabotage: use a dead man's switch The more we learn about the breadth and depth of the NSA and GCHQ's programmes of spying on the general public, the more alarming it all becomes. The most recent stories about the deliberate sabotage of security technology are the full stop at the end of a sentence that started on 8 August, when the founder of Lavabit (the privacy oriented email provider used by whistleblower Edward Snowden) abruptly shut down, with its founder, Ladar Levison, obliquely implying that he'd been ordered to secretly subvert his own system to compromise his users' privacy. It doesn't really matter if you trust the "good" spies of America and the UK not to abuse their powers (though even the NSA now admits to routine abuse), you should still be wary of deliberately weakened security. It is laughable to suppose that the back doors that the NSA has secretly inserted into common technologies will only be exploited by the NSA. One important check against the NSA's war on security is transparency.

Problem Solving Test - Problem Solving Skills from MindTools © iStockphotoEntienou Use a systematic approach. Good problem solving skills are fundamentally important if you're going to be successful in your career. FBI: Deal with your own Internet of Things security The FBI has a rather interesting opinion on how users should approach IoT devices and their security. The takeaway? If you want to use it, you'd better know what you're doing -- and keep it off the Internet. Last week, the law enforcement agency issued a public notice on the Internet of Things (IoT) and the opportunities therein for cybercrime. IoT devices, ranging from connected cars to smart fridges and home security systems, have one thing in common: connection to the Internet and data transfer in some way. How to get a personal VPN and why you need one now — Quartz “A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any other invention with the possible exceptions of handguns and Tequila.” — Mitch Ratcliffe Soon every mistake you’ve ever made online will not only be available to your internet service provider (ISP) — it will be available to any corporation or foreign government who wants to see those mistakes. Thanks to last week’s US Senate decision and yesterday’s House decision, ISPs can sell your entire web browsing history to literally anyone without your permission. The only rules that prevented this are all being repealed, and won’t be reinstated any time soon (it would take an act of Congress). You might be wondering: Who benefits from repealing these rules?

Problem-Solving Skills From MindTools Find the fundamental cause, and you're half way there. © iStockphoto The 25+ tools in this section help you solve complicated business problems. Did GCHQ illegally spy on you? Now you can find out – from this page Ever wonder whether the UK's listening post, GCHQ – the Government Communications Headquarters – was tuning in to your life a little too closely? Well, now you may be able to find out, thanks to an online campaign launched by spy-botherers Privacy International (PI). There is a bit of a catch, as you'll see. Just a bit of a catch. The charity has set up a webpage where you can provide personally identifiable information – your name, email address, IP address, MAC address and so on – and then submit a claim to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT).

The Island of Stability Does a solitary island of stable elements exist at the remotest corner of the periodic table? | iStockphoto/Thinkstock This week’s Fw:Thinking video was about materials with special properties: graphene, carbyne, etc., which are so strong that they could be used to make practically indestructible objects. But I wanted to talk about another kind of material that might have unknown special properties: specifically, superheavy elements within what’s called the “island of stability.” In August of this year, Physical Review Letters accepted a paper describing how researchers led by Dirk Rudolph of Lund University in Sweden used a heavy ion accelerator to confirm the existence of element 115.

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