Girding up your loins

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“Gird your loins”. It’s a delightful expression, albeit arcane, and one that I’ve never used in print before – which lead me to do some research on its origin, that took me away from the main thrust of this post – gosh it’s so...
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WhatsApp revisited

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The very excellent Electronic Frontier Foundation have recently published an article expressing their security concerns about WhatsApp. In short, these are: Unencrypted backups WhatsApp prompts you to choose how often to backup your data to the cloud. These backups...
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Leap Motion

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Remember the bit in Minority Report where Tom Cruise moves things around on a screen by hand movements? Well the technology is here, and without the gloves – brought to you by Leap Motion, and costing just €89.99. Watch the video below, and check out their...
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WIRED’s security special

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In case you don’t know it, Wired is probably the best tech magazine around. They have just put together a security special, an accessible guide to encryption tools already on the market. In a world where cybercrime is transferring wealth on an unprecedented...
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Poets’ day

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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

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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...
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