Category Archives: Privacy

Microsoft and LinkedIn: Probably not good. Maybe not bad.

Oh, what to do about the Microsoft and LinkedIn deal? You may decide to delete your LinkedIn account, like Cathy O’Neil did. Or you may just decide to keep it, although unless you’re looking for a job, or looking for … Continue reading

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Heisenberg and Data Transparency

The Economist has an article on a paper concerning data transparency. The paper uses a natural experiment involving meetings of the Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC), the panel that sets interest rates. In 1993 the Fed, pressed by Congress to … Continue reading

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It’s about the data, stupid!

I’ve been a big fan of Thomas Piketty and his book Capital in the 21st Century long before I knew about Thomas Piketty or his book. When word first started bubbling out about the book and the English translation’s release … Continue reading

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HTTPS on AVM Fritz!

Short Story: To allow SSL access via MyFritz, remove MyFritz administration via SSL, and re-add SLL via the MyFritz permissions. Long Story: I decided to install OwnCloud on my Raspberry Pi, and use it as a Dropbox type service for … Continue reading

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Linux Has Taken Over The World

ICYMI: zdnet has an article detailing how Linux is the OS behind most electronic products being sold at This is, of course, a very good thing.

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Top Ten Ways to Kill The NSA | DECISION STATS

ICYMI, this is simply too good not to share.

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Big Brother is made of little cookies

If you haven’t read this from Josh Snodgrass on Cathy O’Neill’s Mathbabe blog, you need to have a looksee. Install the two plugins, watch how the modern web is a web of information transmission just from one web page, and … Continue reading

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