Social Media

We hate it, but we can’t get enough of it. It’s so useful, but the subtle allure of the infinitly-scolling timeline is a dangerous, unproductive time sink.

Here’s how to fix it:

un[follow/subscribe/watch] EVERYONE.

Facebook

Facebook is vastly useful. For many people, the killer ...

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An open letter to moonpig.com

It was with much distress that I read this article about your insecure API: http://ifc0nfig.com/moonpig-vulnerability/

The author, Paul Price, showed that you do not use any authentication. I have tested this myself (I am a software engineer, and it was TRIVIAL) and can confirm the flagrant disregard ...

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Cory Doctorow, on hearing aids

If you’re my age and grew up with the Walkman or you’re little younger and you grow up with the iPod, you will have logged enough punishing earbud hours that by the time you reach a certain age you will almost certainly need a hearing aid

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An open letter to my MP, Simon Hughes (take 2)

Mr Hughes,

On the 16th of July, you told me via email that “I do all that I can to make sure that we maximise personal and collective security only in ways which improve, not erode our civil liberties, and roll back rather than increase unchecked intrusion into our lives ...

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An open letter to my MP, Simon Hughes

Thank you for taking the time to explain the bill to me. I am afraid to say that I am unsatisfied by your defence of the bill.

You say that the ECJ ruled the existing law illegal, so what we in the UK need is an emergency, temporary provision to ...

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Everything Is Broken

There’s your choice: constantly risk clicking on dangerous malware, or live under an overpass, leaving notes on the lawn of your former house telling your children you love them and miss them.”

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