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Hanxwriter

Hollywood legend and typewriter obsessive, Tom Hanks has released an app.

Hubertus Knabe: The dark secrets of a surveillance state

Some food for thought from Hubertus Knabe, someone who was spied upon by the Stasi.

The Open Source Camera

The concept of an open source camera is one that makes me feel slightly weak at the knees.

Russia gang hacks 1.2 billion usernames and passwords…

A Russian group has hacked 1.2 billion usernames and passwords belonging to more than 500 million email addresses, according to Hold Security – a US firm specialising in discovering breaches. Hold Security described the hack as the “largest data breach… Continue Reading →

Russia enacts draconian law for bloggers…

Russia has enacted a new law that will force popular bloggers to register with a mass media regulator and be bound by the same regulations.

Smart home kit proves easy to hack, says HP study

Ahh, the internet of things…such possibilities…for hackers anyway…

Getting Fit with your Phone

If you ever wanted to motivate yourself to get fit; to track what you are eating or try to out-ride your friends, there has never been an easier time to do it.

HTTPS for Your Viewing Safety…

In case you missed my previous post, techbeast.net can now be reached under https.

UK Government Picks ODF over OOXML

The good news just keeps on coming today, folks! The UK Government has picked a winner in its battle of open standards –ODF!

ownCloud Seven Is Here!

Good news everyone! A brand new version of Owncloud is here, and it’s a big one!

New broadband users shun UK censorship filters, Ofcom finds

An Ofcom report into Kim Jong Cameron’s censorship filter has found, overwhelmingly, that we UK folk don’t want to be told what we can and cannot look at online.

Department of Dirty

Food for thought from the Open Rights Group here…

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