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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 […]

The story of a wild cat.
By evan on May 17, 2016

Ever find a wounded animal outside, and actually try to help them? I mean take them home, feed them, etc. Don’t. Because it will bite you in the ass. Not the animal, he was an affectionate little kitten. No I mean the raving lunatics that frequent /r/halifax. Someone accused me 2 years after the fact of abusing a kitten, and if you […]