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Submission + - Microsoft Won't Say If Skype Is Secure Or Not. Time to change? (

jetcityorange writes: "When asked repeatedly a Microsoft spokesperson refused to confirm or deny that Skype conversations. Microsoft was granted a patent a month after purchasing Skype that covers for “legal intercept” technology designed to be used with VOIP services. Is it time to consider more secure alternatives like Jitsi [] like Tor's Jacob Appelbaum suggests?"

Submission + - U.N. Backs Net Freedom (

jetcityorange writes: "The United Nations Human Rights Council comes out in favor of net freedom. "It's the first ever U.N. resolution affirming that human rights in the digital realm must be protected and promoted to the same extent and with the same commitment as human rights in the physical world," said U.S. ambassador Eileen Donahoe. All of this was inspired by the role the internet & especially social media played in the Arab Spring.

China, are you listening?"

Submission + - Cyberoam Devices Dish Out Bad Certs; Tor Users Exposed (

jetcityorange writes: "What if a box between you and the Tor network was using bogus certs? What if they were doing DPI (deep packet inspection)? What if you lived in Jordan? How important is Tor? Important enough for China to spoof Tor & break connections. Important enough to target Arab Spring activists."

Submission + - John Draper (Cap'n Crunch) benefit (

jetcityorange writes: Charity auction for John Draper (Cap'n Crunch) of an original Cap'n Crunch whistle from the cereal box *and* a copy of the June 72 issue of Ramparts with the article on how to make a black box. All proceeds go directly to John Draper to help him after his recent surgery.

Phone phreaks unite! An elder needs our help!

Jerry Whiting
JetCityOrange / Seattle

The Internet

Submission + - Our Pogoplug is now our web server! (

JetCityOrange writes: " is the one of the first web sites hosted on a Pogoplug, the incredibly small Linux appliance from CloudEngines. The Pogoplug is a mere 4" x 2.5" x 2" and ours runs Linux, Nginx, and PHP.

It lives in the offices of Azalea Software [Seattle WA] alongside a Thinkpad hosting JetCityOrange's Lava Lite webcam and a Mac running Vidalia a.k.a. Tor. The Pogoplug is in good company.

AzaleaRSS is a free RSS editor written for Microsoft Excel 2003 and Excel 2007. The RSS 2.0 files it creates are the basis for feeds, podcasts, and webcasts. is a resource with information on the RSS spec, how to create RSS feeds from Google Calendars, YouTube channels, Flickr accounts and more. RSS is a powerful web publishing technique and AzaleaRSS strives to spread the word."

All programmers are playwrights and all computers are lousy actors.