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Egyptian Internet is Down

So Egypt has decided to not wait for external forces to relieve them from an authoritarian regime and bring them democracy. Inspired by Tunisia they have taken to the streets and get organised. The response from the local government is quite simple, kill the Internet

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Wikileaks - Subpoenas are U.S.

Seems like right after the yearly christian holidays the Wikileaks plate is being re-heated. A subpoena has been issued asking Twitter to provide certain information to the United States Department of Justice. This seems like a way of propagating fear and...

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Misleading Banking Security

Some banks have complexified their online security measures, to me this seems more like a way of making the consumers think it's secure rather than actually being secure. Here is the logon process of one of the banks I am talking about (there are many that use the same type of system so no need ...

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A message to Anonymous

Hello Anonymous. Some people have criticised your actions, called you a "kiddie script" and/or claimed you have hurt "the cause". I tend to disagree because:

  • You made noise and raised awareness
  • Nobody was hurt and no credit card numbers stolen
  • You have b...
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Wikileaks - follow up

The past week or so has been quite interesting and seems this pending issue will not simply "go away", at least not that easily. I have gathered a few interesting links about what's up and down, I will try to update this.. (there are so many pages about this it's out of control).

Wikil...

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URL shorteners == privacy shortener

Today I would like to talk/rant about URL shorteners, these things that take a good old link and turn it into something short and obscure.

One day people realised that sending long links over some mediums such as email or instant messaging could be a pain as the link would sometimes be cut ...

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MSN + Pidgin + omega.contacts.msn.com

Pidgin users with MSN accounts may have been experiencing problems connecting. It seems they have changed their certificate. The solution seems to be to manually delete the certificate, either by going to "Menu -> Tools -> Certificates" or by doing something like:

rm .purple/certif...
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