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The Risks of Pokémon Go!

Current Events, Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Games and gaming, Outdoors, Security, Technology

The Pokémon Go game has hit civilization with a tsunami of success.  Children and adults, pasty and weak from lack of exposure to the sun are now out and about, chasing pocket monsters on their smartphones.  Humans, skittish as they are, are raising flags that the platform might be used for nefarious purposes. I have […]

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Blackberry… I told you so

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

Anyone who knows me knows that I have been apprehensive about Blackberry “security” since day 1. While I recognized the potential strengths, I was 90% confident of significant weaknesses, the primary of which was that the allegedly secure messaging system of Blackberry might be able to be read by a third party without the knowledge […]

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How to use a computer

Crime, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security, Technology

This is a primer for anyone searching the web looking for tips on how to use a computer.  The language is direct, and intended to be clear and unequivocal. 1. A computer is a dangerous power tool, treat it accordingly As computers become ever more a part of everything we do, there is a tendency […]

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Ever wondered what the internet is really like?

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

Many of us remember a time when having a blog or a computer on the internet was a cool thing and was safe-ish.  There were hackers, but you could take some simple steps (though not enough people did, even then) and largely keep the miscreants out of your stuff. It’s a different world today.  I […]

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