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Sunday, November 18, 2012

How to maintain privacy now

Although I wish the article would go into better detail, this article gives a good overview of many steps I would recommend.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Conservatism and why nothing's changed

Really enjoyed this David Frum article addressing the calls of "Socialism" that led up to (and ultimately didn't win) the recent American election.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Cloud storage Achilles Heel

Unfortunately, when you upload your information to a server outside of your computer, the US doesn't think you have any expectation of privacy.  Of course, you can encrypt that data, but it's still sad to see and something that's going to prevent widespread cloud service adoption.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Endorsement based on Climate Change

Really surprised by Bloomberg's endorsement.  I don't know that the recent hurricane was caused or worsened by global warming, but this could potentially be the biggest instance of a climate-based endorsement pushing a major election.  That could make it the most important news item all year.