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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

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Pentagon’s New Next-Gen Weapons Systems Are Laughably Easy To Hack

Your tax dollars at work! Well, that’s true if you pay taxes in the USofA. New computerized weapons systems currently under development by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) can be easily hacked, according to a report published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), an agency that provides auditing, evaluation, and investigative services for Congress. The report detailed some of the most eye-catching hacks GAO testers performed during their […]

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Database Shows Information on School Shootings in US

Two postgraduate students in California have put together an unusual database. It has information on every school shooting in the U.S. over the past 50 years. One of the database creators, David Riedman, says his site allows you to search 16 different categories, ranging from suicides to fights. He calls his database a good tool for school administrators building budgets and making plans for school security. You can learn more […]

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Cajun Navy, Houstonians are Preparing to Respond to Louisiana during and after Tropical Storm Gordon

This article isn’t about privacy, but I will suggest it does show an example of people being prepared for an emergency. Are you prepared? On March 30, I published an article entitled, The Zello App Can Help Save Lives During Major Storms and Has Many Others Uses Also. Click here to read the earlier article. In that article, I described why I think everyone should have the Zello walkie-talkie app […]

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The Cajun Navy Deploys Modern Technology to Assist a Louisiana Family

I have written before about the Zello app and its use by the Cajun Navy. You can see my earlier article, The Zello App Can Help Save Lives During Major Storms and Has Many Others Uses Also, at Now Todd Terrell, Admiral of the United Cajun Navy and head of the non-profit organization bearing the same name, was recently called to action when a 32-year-old woman from his hometown […]

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Facebook Sold Our Privacy For A Quick Buck, How Can Blockchain Help?

From an article by Jim Preissler in Forbes: “With the recent revelation that Russia may be still trying to influence U.S. elections, and Facebook announcing that there are ongoing attempts to target its users with “fake news” using fake accounts, it is clear that this ongoing social manipulation is not going away any time soon. Facebook sold not only our privacy but also our electoral future in order to enrich […]

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Are You Carrying any Cash with You Right Now? If So, Why?

Are you still using cash most every day? If so, you may soon find yourself in a minority. More and more businesses are refusing cash and for good reasons. Keeping cash in a store register creates a lot of expense and wasted effort for merchants: employee training, banking fees, armored-truck pickups, and the occasional robbery. For these reasons and more, a few merchants no longer accept cash and that trend […]

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