Privacy

The state of the Internet gets worse

The are a lot of unhealthy trends and situations on the Internet and here are some articles discussing what is happening and what might be done about it. Web Trolls Winning as Incivility IncreasesThe Internet may be losing the war against trolls. At the very least, it isn’t winning. And unless social networks, media sites […]

How hacked email accounts are used

Source: Krebs on Security

Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block

They just keep finding new ways to track what we do on the Internet. A little-known method that is very hard to block is described at Pro Publica: A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.com. First documented in a forthcoming paper by […]

The new facts of life

Source: The Wall street Journal

Monday links

Scientists Report Finding Reliable Way to Teleport DataIn a paper published in the journal Science, physicists at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at the Delft University of Technology reported that they were able to reliably teleport information between two quantum bits separated by three meters, or about 10 feet—John Markoff in the New York Times […]