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SITE: comments fixed for real, new server coming

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Finally, a real fix for the commenting bug that crops up from time to time. Recently, as well as a year and a half ago, WordPress comments would timeout or give NGINX 504 gateway errors. There were two issues, both related to over zealous security settings: Modsecurity was treating the...

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Android privacy controls appear, disappear in 4.3 – 4.4 transition

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Apparently what "the Google" gives, "the Google" can take away. Recently Android was being lauded for adding additional privacy controls to Android 4.3+, allowing users to install apps while denying some of the apps' attempts to collect the user's data. This feature was accessible by installing a tool like App...

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The street lights really ARE tracking you

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Reuters has reported that overhead street lights are being retrofitted with multi-sensor capabilities. One such platform being used is known as Netsense by Sensity. The Sensity site describes the platform thusly: NetSense integrates LED lighting, sensors, high-speed networking, cloud computing, and big data analytics into a single, MultiService Platform (MSP)....

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28c3: the FreedomBox

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

This lightning talk from the recent 28C3 conference in Berlin is a general introduction and status update on the development of the FreedomBox project. The FreedomBox is a personal server running a free software operating system and free applications, designed to preserve personal privacy by providing a secure platform upon...

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Google tracking expands, threatens privacy

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Google appears poised to commence a program of tracking all users across all their services. The company will not allow you to opt-out. For example, they will pair info gained through their email service with search logs, ostensibly to target ads better. Of course such info is individually identifiable and...

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Comments issues

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

There is an intermittent issue with the comments. Some users are seeing other user details in the comment box. We tried a full reinstall, disabling plugins, flushing the cache, etc, but the issue persists. We posted a support query in the WordPress forum, and have been hanging out in the...

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