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  • Daily Maverick: Fact-checking the Independent group’s reporting on the PIC report

    Daily Maverick: Fact-checking the Independent group’s reporting on the PIC report. https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-03-12-fact-checking-the-independent-groups-reporting-on-the-pic-report/ Spoiler alert : the articles are very far from the truth!

  • Cape Town to plant 5 000 spekboom


  • Luno invite code

    Get 25.00 Rand in free Bitcoin when you sign up, deposit, and buy 500 Rand worth of crypto (Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, XRP, or Ethereum) when you use this code: 3R5N9 Luno is a South African Bitcoin exchange and wallet Everything you need to know about Bitcoin

  • Massive Collection #1 Breach Exposes 773 Million Emails


  • Forget the new iPhones: Apple’s best product is now privacy


  • Burying head in sand is way to cybersecurity Armageddon


  • Opening links in Google Play Music Desktop Player

    I use Google Play Music Desktop Player to play music on my laptop, and I keep forgetting the shortcut to paste a shared link in there, so posting it here for my own (and your) future reference: ctrl+shift+g Found that very useful nugget of info here: https://github.com/MarshallOfSound/Google-Play-Music-Desktop-Player-UNOFFICIAL-/issues/3095#issuecomment-382584747 Source for the player on Github: https://github.com/MarshallOfSound/Google-Play-Music-Desktop-Player-UNOFFICIAL-/


    I am not going to rewrite this well written post, but since I am using and promoting the use of PGP I do need to draw you attention to EFAIL: https://efail.de/ The EFAIL attacks exploit vulnerabilities in the OpenPGP and S/MIME standards to reveal the plaintext of encrypted emails. From the same post: Here are […]

  • Keybase.io – Crypto for Everyone.

    I have been talking about online security and encryption and PGP to anyone who wants to (or doesn’t 😉 ) hear it for quite a while now. One of the main things stopping people from adapting it is ease of use (IMHO). Keybase.io has been trying to do something about that, their slogan is “Crypto […]

  • Kik about to launch Kin token cryptocurrency

    The Kin token was mentioned in this article on Forbes as one of the new cryptos that uses Ethereum instead of Bitcoin, meant as an example of how Bitcoin is failing in attracting new use cases and losing momentum. I’m always quite skeptic when reading about new ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings, launching a new crypto […]

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