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There is no such thing as “cyberbullying”

Crime, Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism, Rules, Security

The time has come for people to wise-up.  Despite the media outcry for harsher laws, there is no such thing as “cyberbullying” and it’s well past time people owned up to that fact.  Here is an important thing to remember: We already have harassment laws! Yes, Canada and all civilized places already have laws about […]

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Ad blockers versus consumers: The battle is escalating

Current Events, Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security, Technology

I was reading this article at the BBC today: Ad blockers: How online publishing is fighting back. The article suggests an ongoing, and escalating battle between online publishers, and the creators and users of ad block technology. It suggests that online publishers are threatened by the use of ad blockers. I say: Good. It’s been […]

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Force Apache to use strong cryptography

Crime, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security, Technology

I’ve been poking at this for a while, but with some testing via Qualys SSL Labs, I’ve finally been able to devise the incantation that makes Apache only use strong cryptography.  Before pointing it out, some background is probably necessary. As anyone, users or webmasters, is probably aware, “https” uses encryption, and that encryption has […]

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Where does spy traffic go?

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security, Technology

I’ve had a bit more time on my hands lately, and I’d been noticing some unusual traffic being caught by my Fortigate on ports 80 and 443 (normal Web traffic ports).  My home network is pretty locked down with rules for traffic coming in and traffic going out, so I have a pretty good sense […]

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