Posts Tagged ‘privacy’

Closing my PayPal account

Well, it looks like I’m doing a premature online spring-cleaning. Not too long ago, I closed my Spotify account, and since Spotify was the only service I paid for using PayPal, yesterday I decided to close my PayPal account as well. If you want to know why not using PayPal is a good idea, please […]

Privacy paradox

Today I stumbled upon this little gem: I use uBlock origin and Pihole to make using the Internet less annoying. Seriously. Sometimes I am confronted with a colleague’s screen showing a browser that lets through all kinds of ad banners and I really cannot fathom how they could focus on a site’s content with all […]

Diaspora on Arch

I have some kind of a love/hate relationship with Facebook. I like being up to speed on what people I know or once knew are up to and the network site allows to me to conveniently stay in contact with people without any effort on my part. That said, Facebook has a questionable reputation where […]

Let’s give away some more civil rights

On Christmas Day, a young misguided Nigerian named Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tried to cause an explosion on flight NW253 from Amsterdam to Detroit. He brought with him 80 grams of pentaerythritol tetranitrate, a useful amount for his purposes, but insufficient knowledge on how to use it. There was only one way he could have caused […]