A list of journalists in San Diego who are prepared to exchange encrypted email
I've had the privilege to be invited into newsrooms all over San Diego to assist with enabling GPG-encrypted email. Using GPG, journalists and sources can exchange emails in a way that secures the content of the conversation and makes covert interception of email content vastly more unlikely.
I've shared some observations from my . . .
It's hard and annoying and there's no alternative
After leading several training sessions where I assisted journalists with setting up GPG encryption for their emails, I have collected the following observations. This post is subject to being updated.
The door-with-two-locks metaphor is the most successful one I've used to explain public-key cryptography.
- The workings of encryption . . .
Voice of San Diego's coverage needs to balance out
Additional information was added to this post on 3/17/2014, see the bottom of the post for details.
What I've seen of Blackfish hasn't inspired me to activate on the issue of wild animal captivity. Recently, when I sat down to watch a documentary, I gave myself the choice of watching either Blackfish or The Act Of Killing, a movie . . .
To fully bake a cryptolocker pie, you have to do a lot of things wrong.
The cryptolocker virus infects your computer and quickly encrypts all of your files, so that you can no longer open them under any circumstance, unless they are first decrypted. Once the payload is complete, the criminals that developed the system offer you access to a sophisticated process that might decrypt your files for you, at a price . . .
Too few gems sail on a sea of advertorial garbage
Tech journalism is unique in the abject pass that has been handed it to conflate the products with the news. Imagine with me a world of journalism in which most crime reporters constantly cover the new features on the most recently developed gun, and rarely have enough time or space to write about... crime or its impacts on society. Or a . . .
Paywalls help muddy the waters
Paywalls cast long shadows over stories. Readers don't want paywalls. They do want transparency.
We'll leave it to others to opine about whether VC-celebrity Paul Graham's comments to the tech website The Information, which I haven't read (for reasons noted below), unveiled some kind of deep sexist sentiment on Graham's . . .
A beginner's tale
Your first purchase of Bitcoins might take awhile, and the purchase price of Bitcoins in dollars can fluctuate wildly while you're setting up the transaction.
I wanted Bitcoins. To be more precise: I wanted some portion of one Bitcoin, since one whole Bitcoin fetched several hundred U.S. dollars when I set out to make an exchange.
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