Edward Snowden has some important tips for those interested in privacy, steer clear from Dropbox and Facebook..
Snowden, appearing in a recent interview for the New Yorker Festival, answered the burning question of questions, how do we keep our private things private? For one thing, he said you should “get rid of Dropbox,” because it doesn’t support encryption.
Snowden also suggested that while Facebook has improved their security, it remains a “dangerous service” that people should avoid.
When you say, ‘I have nothing to hide,’ you’re saying, ‘I don’t care about this right.’ You’re saying, ‘I don’t have this right, because I’ve got to the point where I have to justify it.’ Continue reading
The following appeared on Mark Elliot Zuckerberg‘s Facebook page:
The internet works because most people and companies do the same. We work together to create this secure environment and make our shared space even better for the world.
This is why I’ve been so confused and frustrated by the repeated reports of the behavior of the US government. When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we’re protecting you against criminals, not our own government.
The US government should be the champion for the internet, not a threat. They need to be much more transparent about what they’re doing, or otherwise people will believe the worst.
I’ve called President Obama to express my frustration over the damage the government is creating for all of our future. Unfortunately, it seems like it will take a very long time for true full reform.
So it’s up to us — all of us — to build the internet we want. Together, we can build a space that is greater and a more important part of the world than anything we have today, but is also safe and secure. I’m committed to seeing this happen, and you can count on Facebook to do our part.
There are only three like it in the world and the United States government happen to have one. The world’s largest concret pump was removed from a government installation and is now headed for the doomed Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan.
The pump weighs in a whopping 190,000 pounds and is made in Germany by Putzmeister. The beast of a machine has a 70-meter boom that is remote controlled which should make it ideal for the highly radioactive terrain.
The donation of the pump is a strong indicator that it’s game over for trying to cool the failed reactors and the only option left is to entomb the mess in concrete in the same way the Chernobyl disaster ended.