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Reblog: Over 400 of the World’s Most Popular Websites Record Your Every Keystroke, Princeton Researchers Find

Reblogging Louise Matsakis’ article about tracking users on various websites. Very interesting to see how much data is being collected, with potential security risks.

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Reblog: Protect Your Library the Medieval Way, With Horrifying Book Curses

How would you protect your precious books?

This article details how medieval scribes wrote curses on their books to deter people from stealing them. Some of the curses are colourful and I thought it would be fun to share them.

The article also mentions Marc Drogin’s Anathema!: Medieval Scribes and the History of Book Curses, which has compiled many book curses for our reading pleasure.

Reblog: North Korea’s Internet

I’m reblogging a pair of articles about North Korea’s internet:

It’s fascinating to glimpse what information is available and what isn’t for North Koreans. You can even visit North Korea’s intranet; it’s free to view for anyone with internet access.

Information, access and power are inherently tied to technology.

I have been reading a bit about the country and I highly recommend the following: