What I Learned Trying To Secure Congressional

May 30, 2019 by Gabe | [mmd] |

Maciej Cegłowski (of Pinboard fame) writes about the Sisyphean effort of trying to secure political campaigns against hacking.

Very few people are aware that there is a big jump in safety between using a laptop and using a phone/iPad.

Even I forget that little tidbit. iOS (and the App Store) dramatically reduce the risks of using a computer.

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    December 12, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Does Australia's access and assistance law impact 1Password?

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  2. ProtonMail launches standalone iOS app | Computerworld

    November 20, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    ProtonMail launches standalone iOS app | Computerworld

    Proton's VPN routes users through encrypted tunnels, and the VPN app for iOS supports advanced security features, such as Secure Core, which passes mobile user traffic through multiple servers (325 servers are available) to defend against bad actors attempting to trace mobile IP ...

  3. Anti-SLAPP Suit After Trying To Punish Paper For Exposing Its Redaction Failure

    August 14, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    What was delivered to the Sun Sentinel by the district had black redaction bars covering two-thirds of the document. Unfortunately, the redactions were merely cosmetic. Anyone with a copy of the PDF could select the "redacted" text in the PDF and paste it into a text editor to see what ...

  4. Configure an Encrypted TimeMachine For High Sierra

    March 12, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I purchased a nice external drive to use for TimeMachine on my Mac.1 After formatting the drive and configuring encrypted TimeMachine backups I noticed it was taking a very long time to complete. I waited a day for it to complete and discovered I had a new problem. Every ...

  5. PayPal Data Sharing

    March 07, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I found out about this through one of my Pinboard feeds. PayPal documents around 600 different third parties they share user data with. I only use PayPal as a last resort but I might be changing that too. It’s really no more secure than just using a credit card ...

  6. MoviePass and Location Data

    March 05, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    From Jon Fingas at Engadget:

    MoviePass' approach to gathering viewer data might raise eyebrows. According to Media Play News, CEO Mitch Lowe told those at a business forum that the movie subscription service's app not only tracks your location, but follows you to and from the theater. "We watch ...

  7. Graphite on Blockstack

    March 04, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I’d never heard of Graphite or Blockstack before this week. I usually avoid all articles concerning blockchain tech because it's the new Web 2.0 trend that feels more like marketing than anything else. On the other hand, I really like the idea of Graphite. It's a ...

  8. The LinkedIn Garbage Fire That Funded Podcasting

    February 24, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I shouldn’t have a LinkedIn account. If you think you are contacting me there, you should know that I’m in a non-mutual relationship with LinkedIn. I “deleted” my account back around 2012 when they had their big, poorly communicated, and majorly mishandled data breach. But, I still get ...

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    February 20, 2018 by Gabe | [mmd] |

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