All Your Social Media Are Belong to US

The Trump administration and the Department of Homeland Security now want visitors to USA to surrender their social media login information before being allowed through security. "We want to get on their social media, with passwords: What do you do, what do you say?" [Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly] told the House Homeland Security Committee. … Continue reading All Your Social Media Are Belong to US

Before I Click That ‘Ignore’ Button Again

Occasionally I receive friend requests from people I don't know, of whom I've never heard before, and have no mutual contacts, groups, activities or interests. Those I categorically decline or ignore, on the grounds that they're likely to be laced with ill intent, either from people looking to drag me into various sorts of scams, … Continue reading Before I Click That ‘Ignore’ Button Again

Cookies Everywhere!

I mean, I walk into a website, and the website says "Hey! You know we use cookies, right? Cookies are good for you, and for us, but we need you to accept them before we can continue. Please click the appropriate whatsit to accept that we use cookies together!". And since I'm OK with that, … Continue reading Cookies Everywhere!

A Call to Arms: Hello, This is Fear Speaking

For as long as I've lived, and long before that, Norway has taken pride in being one of the few nations in the world where police do not carry weapons, specifically firearms. Now, about two weeks ago there was a terrorist scare; no actual attack ever took place, but according to the Norwegian Police Security … Continue reading A Call to Arms: Hello, This is Fear Speaking