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Halifax: we have a problem
By evan on Aug 27, 2017

I was curious about something the other day. Little did I know how far the rabbit hole would go. I was mostly wondering about Halifax vs “Other places I’d consider living” so left out Calgary, Vancouver, and a few others. They still came in above Halifax. To be clear, I’m not looking at leaving immediately. That being said, I have […]

Assigning Blame Accurately
By evan on May 09, 2017

As a followup to the last articles; CBC has today published a new take on the security camera incident at a Cape Breton School last week. “We are actually going to be sending letters and reaching out the manufacturers in the very near future,” said Jennifer Rees-Jones, a senior advisor at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. The office […]

The Russians are Coming
By evan on May 08, 2017

Last week several webcams at a Cape Breton school were discovered to be broadcasting publicly, and indexed by a search engine, at insecam.org. The camera was taken down after the incident was reported; but CBC’s coverage by Susan Bradley and Jack Julian leaves much to be desired. (Privacy Commissioner) Tully said passwords need to be encrypted and the length of time images are […]

Trusting people on the internet.
By evan on May 29, 2016

An issue; Who do you trust on the internet? It’s a simple question, with a horrendously complex answer. Some of the key underpinnings of the internet like DNS and Certificate Authorities are trust based. You believe that https://google.com isn’t impersonating the real google because GeoTrust vouched for them. They believe Google because someone submitted a request from webmaster@google.com (yes that’s […]