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Official Blog: What the ...?

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 16:46 -- rprice

we have not joined any program that would give the U.S. government—or any other government—direct access to our servers. Indeed, the U.S. government does not have direct access or a “back door” to the information stored in our data centers. We had not heard of a program called PRISM until yesterday. Second, we provide user data to governments only in accordance with the law. Our legal team reviews each and every request, and frequently pushes back when requests are overly broad or don’t follow the correct process.

Google
hacking
government
battideas
prism

Welcome to HOPE Number Nine - HOPE Number 9

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 08:45 -- rprice

Join us for three full days and nights of activities, including more of the provocative and enlightening speakers that the HOPE conferences are known for. In addition, we have access to a massive amount of space to put together all sorts of hacker projects and assorted fun stuff. In the past we've had huge hackerspace villages, film festivals, Segway rides, lockpicking villages, a wide variety of vendors, art installations, live radio, vintage computers, robots, ham radio installations, electronics workshops, book signings, and the country's biggest supply of Club-Mate.

Events
battideas
new_york
makers
hacking
conference

From encryption to darknets: As governments snoop, activists fight back

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 10:14 -- rprice

a huge range of projects, apps and strategies have been designed to protect mobile communications (voice, text, and data) as well as more traditional Wi-Fi networks and even individual computers.

These projects are being developed all over the world by some small, local organizations, as well as larger, more ambitious projects that are receiving funding from the likes of the New America Foundation. The organization is a key part of the US Department of State's $70 million being spent on "Internet freedom" projects, including a so-called "Internet-in-a-suitcase" deployment.

battideas
Security
hacking

Twine : Listen to your world, talk to the Internet by Supermechanical — Kickstarter

Fri, 02/17/2012 - 12:47 -- rprice

Twine is the simplest possible way to get the objects in your life texting, tweeting or emailing. A durable 2.5" square provides WiFi connectivity, internal and external sensors, and two AAA batteries that keep it running for months. A simple web app allows to you quickly set up your Twine with human-friendly rules — no programming needed. And if you're more adventurous, you can connect your own sensors and use HTTP to have Twine send data to your own app.

techthursday
wifi
interface
hardware
hacking
makers
tech
cool

Raspberry Pi's $35, 700MHz Linux computer enters manufacturing

Sat, 01/28/2012 - 11:57 -- rprice

The Raspberry Pi Foundation announced this week that its $35 Linux computer has entered the manufacturing stage. The system, which is an open board with a 700MHz ARM11 CPU and 256MB of RAM, could be available for sale within a matter of weeks.

Raspberry Pi intends to offer two separate models with different hardware specifications. The initial manufacturing run is focused on the "B" model, which is the higher-end $35 configuration. They will follow it up with an "A" model for $25 that will have half as much memory and lack hardware features like an ethernet controller.

cheap
small_computers
hacking
hardware
linux
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