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Jordancon 2014 Report

Okay, confession time. I’ve never read a Robert Jordan book.

Nonetheless, when some of my critique group invited me to the annual convention for all things fantasy, sci-fi, and… 886 more words

Not even Tor can keep you safe from Heartbleed

So here’s some sort-of good news: Cybercriminals might be just as freaked out about the Heartbleed bug as the rest of us. Trend Micro analyst J.D. 259 more words


Tails: the operating system that blew open the NSA

When NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden first emailed Glenn Greenwald, he insisted on using email encryption software called PGP for all communications. But this month, we learned that Snowden used another technology to keep his communications out of the NSA’s prying eyes. 707 more words


Tails: quick review

Like all trendy, privacy-conscious, NSA-suspicious self-respecting journalist, I am interested in Tails, an operating system that aims to “preserve privacy and anonymity”. But I didn’t have the inclination to try it until recently. 207 more words


Book Review: 'Range of Ghosts' by Elizabeth Bear

Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

I can’t recall the last time I read fiction set in the vicinity of Mongolia, so kudos to Bear for picking and sticking by it. 970 more words


How To: Install TOR on Kali Linux & BackTrack

What is Tor?

Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security. 37 more words


Out in the Open: Inside the Operating System Edward Snowden Used to Evade the NSA

Tails is a kind of computer-in-a-box. You install it on a DVD or USB drive, boot up the computer from the drive and, voila, you’re pretty close to anonymous on the internet. 1,030 more words