I highly recommend this short story (When Alone Was Forgotten by Jeffrey Harrell) to anyone interested in privacy and speculative fiction: web.archive.org/web/2007082413 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. 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: ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/breach/b

Anyone have any FOSS email client recommendations for iOS? Be nice if it also supported PGP within the client itself, but that isn’t a deal breaker.

Secure email fight.

Minimum Requirements: e2ee, custom domains, multiple addresses/aliases.

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 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: 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: bin.privacytools.io/?07f96e5ca

Never buying a new laptop again. Used is definitely the way to go. A $1200-$1500 business class laptop will be $200-$300 in 1-2 years on eBay.


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