The Dynafish blog

 

Our blog is here to help you keep up to date with the Algarve, web design & the Internet in general, with a particular emphasis on privacy and online security.

Poets’ day

Your view of the typical hacker is probably that they are a social misfit who spends all their waking hours (which are usually the hours of darkness) bent over their keyboards and typing impenetrable lines of program code into a remote system far far away, and...

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A glitch in time saves 9 minutes

There's a little gem of a restaurant near us. You know, one of those places where the service is with a smile, the food is beautifully cooked by Mae, the beer is cold and best of all, the expat and tourist hordes haven't found it yet. No, I'm not going to tell you...

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Don’t spoil the ship for a ha’porth of tar

First of all, a bit of history for younger readers: Back in the good old days we had halfpennies, which we pronounced ha’pennies. A halfpenny was worth – believe it or not – half a penny. But as prices increased, a halfpenny wasn’t really worth very much at all, and...

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Will Artifical Intelligence destroy humanity?

Probably most people have seen Terminator, and are aware of the idea of machines becoming intelligent enough to outsmart the human race, and then decide that it would be a better world without the humans, and so decide to get rid of them. Recently some very smart...

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Behind the scenes at WordPress

Every second, somewhere in the world four babies and two WordPress blogs are born. When those babies are old enough to blog, Facebook might not be the dominant social network anymore. But WordPress, the 11-year-old open source blog software, might just be their...

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HTTPS Everywhere

HTTPS Everywhere is produced as a collaboration between The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Many sites on the web offer some limited support for encryption over HTTPS, but make it difficult to use. For instance, they may default to unencrypted...

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Ghostery

Ghostery is a free privacy browser extension for Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Google Chrome. It enables its users to easily detect and block web bugs, that are objects embedded in a web page, invisible to the user, that allow the...

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Google Sharing

Google already know lots about you: from your Google searches and use of Google maps - and via Google Analytics (used on many websites) they know about websites you've viewed that you didn't even use Google to find. The easy-to-install googlesharing plugin for Firefox...

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Are you at risk from the anti-terrorism algorithms?

Does the stuff you post on the internet make you look like a terrorist? Is the rhythm of your typing sending the wrong signals? The government wants sites such as Google and Facebook to scan their users more closely. But if everything we do online is monitored by...

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FBI use 1789 law to force decryption

The FBI has made it no secret that it hates Apple and Google's efforts to encrypt files in your smartphones and tablets. Now court documents have emerged showing just how far the Feds are willing to go to decrypt citizens' data. The paperwork has shown two cases where...

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Our new website is live

At long last we've managed to find time to build ourselves a new website. The old Dynafish site did its work splendidly for four years, but much has changed in that time and we needed to rebuild our own store front to reflect current design trends and technologies....

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