Category Archives: geeky tech

Reinstalling Debian woes

This is a geeky post which is unlikely to be interesting or even understandable to anyone other than those familiar with Debian Linux or similar systems. I managed to trash my Debian system just recently. The /root partition was too … Continue reading

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Computer Security: Why Yahoo email surveillance is a big deal

Reuters reported yesterday that Yahoo had actioned a secret dictate by a US security agency to search all it’s customers’ incoming emails. A small excerpt of Reuters report “… Yahoo in 2007 had fought a FISA demand that it conduct … Continue reading

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Partial anatomy of a hack by GCHQ – It’s pwned

[5/2/15 I may have been mistaken about the running inside virtualization and that is probably normal livecd messages. There is still something amiss with the different ps axu(s) – it does at least make me very suspicious since I can’t … Continue reading

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The simple way to install Tor for online anonymity

The bad news is that the National Security Agency (the US authority that spies on internet users) targets anyone searching for privacy tools. NSA classifies Linux Journal readers, Tor and Tails Linux users as “extremists” “Months of investigation by the German … Continue reading

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Con-Dem David Cameron’s censorship and attack on human rights

Original graphic published at www.reachinglight.com. Hmm, esoteric content? web forums? This is a huge attack on free thinking and any type of organisation or collaborative endeavour. It will probably include geeky tech and alternative politics. What will the web be … Continue reading

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Tim Berners-Lee condemns spy agencies as heads face MPs

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/06/tim-berners-lee-encryption-spy-agencies Inventor of world wide web condemns ‘dysfunctional and unaccountable’ oversight as intelligence chiefs face MPs  Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the computer scientist who created the world wide web, has called for a “full and frank public debate” over internet surveillance … Continue reading

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Blind old cnut Blunkett all of a sudden – many years too late – says that interception was too much

Blind old cnut Blunkett all of a sudden says “Human nature is you get carried away, so we have to protect ourselves from ourselves,” he said. “In government you are pressed by the security agencies. They come to you with very … Continue reading

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An original geeky post for a change (because as well as a political activist I’m also a geek)

OpenBSD is widely regarded as the most secure operating system. Today is the release date of the latest release OpenBSD 5.4. You’ll need to give it a few hours because it’s not yet 1/11 in Canada. OpenBSD is secure because … Continue reading

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