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Snowden’s Secure Email Provider Shuts Down

Posted: August 10th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Author, Hack!, Verity Penfold | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Snowden’s Secure Email Provider Shuts Down

Secure Email Shut-downsThe encrypted email service used by US fugitive, Edward Snowden has abruptly shut down, amid a legal fight involving US government attempts to win access to user information.

“I have been forced to make a difficult decision: to become complicit in crimes against the American people, or walk away from nearly 10 years of hard work by shutting down Lavabit,” Lavabit owner Ladar Levison wrote in a letter posted on the Texas-based company’s website.

Lavabit was founded in 2004 by Texas-based programmers, allegedly prompted by privacy concerns about Gmail, Google’s free, widely-used web-based email service, and their use of the content of users’ email to generate advertisements and marketing data.

Lavabit offered significant privacy protection for their users’ email, including asymmetric encryption. The strength of the cryptographic methods used was of a level that is difficult for even intelligence agencies to crack.

Notorious hacker and founder of Ghacks called the secure email service “probably the most secure, private email service right now”. In July 2013, Lavabit had about 350,000 users, it offered free and paid accounts with levels of storage ranging from 128 megabytes to 8 gigabytes.

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Anonymous: Operation Darknet Takes Down Pedophile Site

Posted: October 25th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, Hack!, Kiss My . . ., Open Source, Technoid Computer News, Verity Penfold | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Anonymous: Operation Darknet Takes Down Pedophile Site

Anonymous - Operation Darknet Takes Down Pedophile SiteOur least favorite rabble rousers, Anonymous, have finally done something with real meaning. The Hactivist group has taken – excuse the bad taste – back door into a Pedophile site, rumaged around and caused a little chaos. Yeehaa, you guys now rock our world! Lolita City, a child pornography site run on a hidden “darknet,” has been taken down by Anonymous members, and account details of 1,600 users from the site’s database were posted as evidence.

The takedown is part of Anonymous’ Operation Darknet, an anti-child-pornography effort aimed at thwarting child pornographers operating on on the Tor network. Anonymous’ attack was focused on a hosting service called Freedom Hosting, which the group claims was the largest host of child pornography on Tor’s anonymized network. Read the full article »»»»


Wozniak Wants a White iPhone 4S

Posted: October 14th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Apple, iPhone, iPhone 4, Smartphone, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Fashion, Technoid Gadget News, Verity Penfold | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Wozniak Wants a White iPhone 4S

Apple iPhone 4s

As always Apple knows how to launch a new product, atmospherically, iPhone 4S launch is shaping up to be the mother of all launches.

Apple Stores worldwide have come alive in what can only be described as a festive mood. The stores are abuzz, all lit up with little geniuses scuttling about, preparing the stores for the launch of the year.

Apple co-founder and employee number one, Steve Wozniak took the first place in a line at the Apple Store at Los Gatos, California.

He apparently didn’t not get an iPhone 4S direct from Apple because he didn’t want to use his position of privilege. He’s happier sitting in line among ordinary folk and signing autographs on the iPhones and iPads of Apple fans.

I want to get mine along with the millions of other fans” Wozniak said :: Read the full article »»»»


MSI Wind Box DC100 MiniPC

Posted: August 14th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: MSI, Technoid Computer News, Verity Penfold | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on MSI Wind Box DC100 MiniPC

MSI Windbox

MSI have introduced a new member to its Wind Box mini PC series, the DC100 model :: Read the full article »»»»


Amazon Tablets: ‘Coyote’ and ‘Hollywood’

Posted: May 5th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Amazon, Tablet, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Verity Penfold | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Amazon Tablets: ‘Coyote’ and ‘Hollywood’

Amazon, our favorite – buy any darn thing – behemoth, has been leaking blips on it’s upcoming tablet release. Word on the street is that Amazon is prepping two new tablets to be released by November 2011. According to our insider, Amazon is working on two Droid tablets codenamed “Coyote” and “Hollywood” :: Read the full article »»»»