REVIEW: InSSIDer 2.0

There are a number of programs to check and track WiFi signals, but often they’re complex or not that informative. InSSIDer was a simple program, with an easy to use interface, has that changed with version 2.0? I was first made aware of InSSIDer at Dragon*Con, in the Hacker 201 panel. There it was alternating […]
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BIS to Make Consultations Handi-Capable

I’m a fairly frequent contributor to government consultations, and one of the most irritating things (apart from the whole ignoring every fact-based point you make, with footnotes) is the way some departments butcher the consultation submissions. Now though, in an email from their Web Publishing Manager, they’re going to change their processes. I’ve written twice […]
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Christmas Creep-y Ice Cream Truck

Christmas seems to be getting earlier and earlier, as many people on consumer-oriented blog ‘The Consumerist’ have noted. Many stores have now got Christmas stuff out, while others are waiting for halo ween to be over, so it can go there. For some people though, Christmas itself doesn’t work for their business, so they have […]
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Maryland Judge Says Recording Cops OK

In recent times, we’ve had a judiciary that seems to go out of it’s way to give government agents Carte Blanche to do whatever they want, as soon as someone makes some half-hearted reference to ‘national security’, or ‘anti-terrorism’. There’s expanded wire-taps, a constitution free zone, and even the government spying on legitimate protesters. Thankfully, […]
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