Friday, October 31, 2014

Facebook Links To TOR Network Via A Dedicated TOR URL.

While we had to report many a times about misgivings of Facebook but today, the social network has done a remarkable thing, linking it self to TOR network, the anonymous browser, network. Now users of the TOR browser would be able to connect to Facebook, trouble free.
If you are a TOR user, wants to connect to Facebook, you can peel the onion by using this link: https://facebookcorewwwi.onion/
This is not light news, even though it is done more to secure Facebook and support  TOR users at the same time, our kudos to Facebook. Facebook make another first by being the first major website / network, with a Certificate Authority to offer a dedicated Tor URL and a certified connection.
Gizmodo has a better article on the matter.

Trick-or-Treat With President Obama And The First Lady At The White House

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Verizon's Sugarstring, You WIll Not Read About Surveillance And Net Neutrality There.

Verizon launched a new site, supposedly covering technology, culture, and entertainment, but Surveillance And Net Neutrality will not appear any where if the instruction to editors and the recruiting process has any truth to it.
When it comes to surveillance, like every other major phone and credit card company in America was doing, Verizon has a wide open door for the data hunters. Net Neutrality, Verizon  led the charge to kill net neutrality.
So I will repeat what the Verge had to say;

But in the broader context, Sugarstring is frightening. It resembles a future where enormous corporations that own the pipes through which speech travels also own that speech. Hell, that's not even a vision of the future; Comcast already owns NBC, and its promises for good behavior as a vertically integrated superpower have an expiration date.

How Free Is Your Free Speech, The Daily Dot via  The Verge.

Coming Out, In Apple Way

We salute you Mr. Cook!

"For years, I've been open with many people about my sexual orientation, Plenty of colleagues at Apple know I'm gay, and it doesn't seem to make a difference in the way they treat me. " Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote in a powerful personal essay, published Thursday in Businessweek.

Whatever it is, Cook has done millions a favor, it does matter when a public figure like him come out but Mashable has a much better piece on the subject.