木曜日, 5月 11, 2006

From The office (crypto for dummies)



Rob Flickenger pointed to the usefull tool monoligual, which will strip unnessary languages out of a Mac, freeing up 2GB space, he pointed out to make sure and uncheck english. =) sage advice, thanks Rob.

RFID enthusiasts wont want to miss Bruce's latest post about rfid hacking. Not to mention the trackback pings which im starting to get addicted to as well.

Couldn't make it to E3? Want to see Super MArio world? no? well its an interresting showcase of technology nonetheless. Thank you youtube. [...]

AT&T is offering broadband sattelite to its rural customers, cool [...]

Slashdot had an article about the NSA recording all US phonecall records, believe it or not Qwest didn't comply. (for how long though) [...] I'm not terribly suprised, only documenting our ever disappearing freedom. boom.

2 Comments:

Blogger Mad Russian the Natural Philospher said...

NSA has been recording phone conversations since before Clinton was president; back in the early '90s I heard about the program--it was called Echelon (sp?) and was a system where all telephone conversations going into and out of the USA were monitored by massive supercomputers. Algorithms were run so that if someone said certain key words like president and shoot in the same conversation, the computers would immediately record the conversation and send a red flag to the NSA agent in charge of analysis. (At the time it was assumed that there was so much data and so few agents that there was not enough time to analyze all the data in a timely manner.)

Both major political parties are guilty of misusing surveillance on citizens--the press doesn't like to talk about all the 500+ FBI dossiers pulled by the Clintons to keep the beltway politicians and their personal enemies in line.
It's easy to say that only Geo. Bush and co. are evil, but the hypocrisy of the left won't allow them to point out how their favorites engage in the same thing.

Another thing to consider about privacy is how all these major corporations just love to sell your identity to other companies--you don't hear the press talking much about this violation.

10:19 午前  
Blogger rfmonk said...

I appreciate your comment on my blog, Its the ingredient that makes blogging "web 2.0".

I think what makes the NSA story unique from Echelon is its public admittance to using the private sectors records. I agree that this difference is minuscule, and media hype. I don't subscribe to either party's views whether its the media party or one of the mainstream scams.

I like Bruce Schnier's blog immensely and feel that he is one of the few widespread voices documenting all of this in a sensible way. The book truth and lies captures this well.

I think regardless of the media hype, its important to make a public record of the governments long list of wrong doing.
Personally, I feel that Bush is nothing more than a tool of the Corporatacracy, the true rulers and exploiters of Earth. Nonetheless, he is guilty of causing serious harm to come to many people in the name of greed, and his hands are covered in blood.

Once again thank you for contributing your viewpoint, I welcome people who have at least formulated an opinion based on more than regurgitating the 5 o'clock news.

11:04 午前  

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