I highly recommend this short story (When Alone Was Forgotten by Jeffrey Harrell) to anyone interested in privacy and speculative fiction: https://web.archive.org/web/20070824131557/http://fiction.theshapeofdays.com/2007/07/01/when-alone-was-forgotten/ It’s also sold as part of a short story collection titled “The Glacier With Her Name Carved In It”.
Anyone remember WASTE? Decentralized, encrypted chat and file sharing before it was cool. Would love to see it resurrected in a more modern form. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/WASTE
As required by section 13402(e)(4) of the HITECH Act, the Secretary must post a list of breaches of unsecured protected health information affecting 500 or more individuals. The following breaches have been reported to the Secretary: https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/breach/breach_report.jsf
I’ve had two people in the last 24 hours tell me that their Netflix accounts were “hacked” (logged into by an unknown person). Could easily be coincidence, but it makes me wonder if #Netflix has had a breach they haven’t disclosed.
Since the Equifax breach (and now the Capital One breach), lots of people learned how to freeze their report with the credit bureaus (there are 6 of them by the way, not 3). You might also want to opt-out of “firm” (pre-approved) credit offers. Not only will this reduce your chances of having your identity stolen, it will also reduce the amount of junk mail you receive. Official opt-out site: https://www.optoutprescreen.com/
Tech Support: A Limerick
You have a few problems computing,
And call them for help troubleshooting.
"I'm sorry" they say,
As you start to pray,
"But have you attempted rebooting?"
Want to block all the IPs owned by Google, Facebook, or some other company? Running Linux? Here’s a 1-liner to do just that: https://bin.privacytools.io/?07f96e5ca48e98d5#M+e8pNbX6AkH7Gt2ZioHA1CjbUYEyrWGFoR4quE/rvA=
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