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Comment Encryption (Score 1) 329 329

The are encryption systems that you can do mentally. To stand up to a full attack by the NSA they may get a bit laborious (tbh, simply memorising the data is probably easier), but if you simply want to make it unprofitable to crack you can probably use http://www.schneier.com/solitaire.html.

Comment Re:I hope they really mean child (Score 1) 306 306

As usually by the time it made it to the Slashdot headline it was completely miss-reported. They are working on a DB to share hashes of known images. This only prevents them having to review the image on each new URL, someone still has to have seen the image and added it to the DB (to be honest they had better be conforming these flags at least sometimes so that's two people etc.etc.)

Comment Reference (Score 1) 480 480

It is much more valuable (and more common at least in the UK) to include references. Simple letters from your past clients/employees covering what you did for them and how happy they were.

Without some ideal of the the goals, budget, time-scales, support, and in IT critically when the work was completed it is impossible to judge its quality.

Comment Confilicted (Score 1) 262 262

Google/Facebook/Microsoft boast that they track your browsing, read your communication, and sell that data to advertisers. Why would you expect them refuse to share the data with a legitimate government? I am not even sure if I would even want them to refuse.

Your security and your privacy are your responsibility. Strong encryption and onion routing gave a technical solution long ago; we just need society to decide if it values privacy.

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