Category Archives: News

If you use TAILS you should test a bit of HEADS alchemy

If you use TAILS you are certainly interested to better know HEADS because Heads isn’t simply another Linux distribution, it merges physical hardening of particular hardware platforms and flash protection attributes with a Linux boot loader in ROM as well as custom Coreboot firmware.

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The key factor in Heads is represented by its steady monitoring of the boot process that allows detecting if the firmware has been changed by malware.

If this first check certifies that all is unchanged, heads uses the TPM as a hardware key to decrypt the hard disk.

The certified integrity checking of the root filesystem is really effective against exploits but it doesn’t secure the system against each possible attack but it is able to effectively divert many types of attacks against the boot process and physical equipment that have usually been ignored in conventional setups, hopefully increasing the issue beyond what most attackers are willing to spend.

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Unfiltered Technology Suggestions – January 2017

Ξ RASPBERRY PI Ξ

Ξ A Raspberry Pi-Powered, Alexa-Controlled Mirror

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Ξ Top 10 Raspberry Pi Projects For Beginners

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Ξ BOTS AI VR Ξ

 

Ξ Montreal is Leading the AI World Takeover

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Ξ Putting the “intelligent” machine in its place

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Ξ Why IoT needs AI

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Ξ Law Hackers Weekly: Battle of The Bots 👾

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Ξ TECH ECONOMICS Ξ

 

Ξ The Inside Story of BitTorrent’s Bizarre Collapse

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Ξ LEGAL FACTS DIGITAL LAW Ξ

 

Ξ Number of New Patent Cases in the US Fell 25% Last Year,
Thanks in Part to the Demise of Software Patent Trolls

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2016 USA Presidential Election Forecast

By definition, the forecast of the election results is something extremely difficult. A reliable forecast does not simply consider opinion polls but it should be able to also consider the impact of historical, social and economical variables combined with various factors such as the “possible behavior” or “psychological reactions” of voters.

There is always the real risk of not considering or underestimate some essential variables that will affect the decisions of voters just on the election day. 

The graphs below are based on data from sites commonly considered as reliable and trustworthy but, in no case these charts can be regarded as scientific or reliable and are merely the result of a data processing described in a post published yesterday via Medium.

As empirically described by the Technical University of Munich through the paper “The mere number of tweets reflects voter preferences and comes close to traditional election polls”, the below analysis assumes the existence of a direct relationship between the number of tweets generated during an electoral contest by a candidate and the final election results.

To mitigate the supposed direct relationship between the number of tweets and the final electoral results I considered other data variables as described in the post published yesterday via Medium.

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What mobile carriers do next: Become banks by  via iap3di46_400x400

“…According to the “Way We Bank Now” report by the British Banking Association, they downloaded more than 13.8 million banking apps in 2015, up 25 percent from 2014…. In mature markets, the emphasis has been on NFC payments. The typical model was a contactless wallet app, with account credentials stored in the secure element of a SIM card….”

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Younger adults more likely than their elders to prefer reading news by  via pewresearchlogo-color

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“…When it comes to technology’s influence on America’s young adults, reading is not dead – at least not the news. When asked whether one prefers to read, watch or listen to their news, younger adults are far more likely than older ones to opt for text, and most of that reading takes place on the web…”

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Best Books on the Impact of Technology on Society by Narain Jashanmal, via medium.com 

…As technology moves from the realm of the visible to the invisible; embedded, pervasive computing that adds intelligence to even the most mundane objects and experiences — there will be an inevitable, ongoing conversation about the consequences, unintended or otherwise… The books on this list run the gamut, from unabashed enthusiasm for our coming robot overlords, to heartfelt expressions of anxiety about whether what we’re giving up is worth what we’re getting in return…”