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How to test your VPN security for leaks inc DNS leaks

Date Published: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 22:27:23 +0200

How to test your VPN security for leaks inc DNS leaks

Yes, I know I seem to be reading many articles that keep promoting VPN services and I have mostly just ignored them but this one does, after you've scrolled past the 4 VPN services being promoted, have a link to a pretty thorough leak test for your VPN service. I'm using ExpressVPN and it passed all tests with zero leaks.

See https://www.addictivetips.com/vpn/test-vpn-security/

#dnsleak #vpnsecurity


How to test your VPN security for leaks
A VPN is arguably the best tool you can use to bypass regional restrictions and beat censorship blocks. It works by masking your real IP address and making

The MeWe social network made a tool to import your Google+ data (Posts and Collections) to their platform...

Date Published: Sun, 17 Feb 2019 20:59:46 +0200

The MeWe social network made a tool to import your Google+ data (Posts and Collections) to their platform

The MeWe social network has just announced that they have made a tool that will import your Google+ data to their platform. The tool is simply called the G+ MeWe Importer. The tool is expected to go live on March 12th, possibly even sooner.

Here are some of the details of this G+ MeWe Importer tool:
* Move your public G+ posts to MeWe as open posts on your MeWe timeline (dated and ordered the same as they were on G+).
* Move your public collection and community posts to MeWe and create open posts on your MeWe timeline (dated and ordered the same as they were on G+) with the collection or community name as a #hashtag.
* They’ll make improvements to the G+ MeWe Importer after launch, including the ability to import your data from Circles onto MeWe, which is expected to be live April 1.
* To make your transition to MeWe easier, by the end of March a “posting to close friends” feature will also go live on MeWe.
* To make your transition simple, they suggest you do two things right away – download your G+ content in JSON format and create your MeWe (https://mewe.com) account. Note my data export from G+ was around 10GB and too big to fit on my GDrive so I'm putting mine off for later in March.

Clever MeWe as this will likely pull a lot of G+ users across to them. Does anyone know of other social networks that are close to importing G+ data into their network?

See https://techaeris.com/2019/02/15/the-mewe-social-network-made-a-tool-to-import-your-google-data-to-their-platform/

#mewe #googleplus


The MeWe social network made a tool to import your Google+ data to their platform
The tool is called, the G+ MeWe Importer. The tool is expected to go live on March 12th, possibly even sooner.

Mounted my DIY VHF Antenna made from solid brass brazing rods

Date Published: Sun, 17 Feb 2019 17:54:57 +0200

Mounted my DIY VHF Antenna made from solid brass brazing rods

This is now replacing the previous one I had made out of 2mm copper wire as its vertical blew off in the gusting wind due to the solder joint not being very strong on the weak centre pin of the UHF panel mount connector.

The new one is using choc block connectors (the brass part) to screw on the vertical and radials onto the panel mount UHF connector. It sounds better but I'm still not happy with it as the choc block connectors cannot be screwed very tight (brass is a bit weak and the first one I screwed on just split) so I used a clear epoxy resin which I hope will prevent it working loose in the wind. The vertical was again a problem with that thin centre pin but I bout a small 4mm brass sleeve that I drilled the centre out with a Dremel to 3mm so it could fit tightly over the centre pin. Then the vertical brazing rod with its choc block connector fitted quite tightly over that sleeve, with more epoxy resin.

It's receiving quite well on my SDR right now but not tested it yet on my actual radio.

#amateurradio #hamradio #antenna

17/02/2019


This wireless AI camera runs entirely on solar power and costs around $10 - Stick it in sunlight and...

Date Published: Sun, 17 Feb 2019 16:34:57 +0200

This wireless AI camera runs entirely on solar power and costs around $10 - Stick it in sunlight and it can transmit data pretty much indefinitely

Seattle-based startup Xnor is certainly right at the bleeding-edge. This week the company unveiled a prototype AI camera that runs entirely off solar power — no battery or external power source required. The camera has a piddling 320 x 320 resolution, an FGPA chip to handle processing, and is loaded with a state of the art object recognition algorithm.

You could, theoretically, stick a device like this anywhere outdoors and have it transmit data back to you indefinitely. It’s compatible with a few different low-energy wireless communication protocols (because Wi-Fi drains too much battery) which let it send information over tens of kilometers.

Yes, it's not high-end at all but it serves the type of purpose it may be needed more in remote areas where there is no power. There are already wireless AI networks that cover hundreds of square kilometres using this low-end wireless transmission.

See https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/2/15/18225972/tiny-solar-powered-ai-camera-xnor

#AI #solar


This wireless AI camera runs entirely on solar power
Stick it in sunlight and it can transmit data pretty much indefinitely

10 Benefits of Publishing Your App in the Snap Store [Video]

Date Published: Sun, 17 Feb 2019 12:31:37 +0200

10 Benefits of Publishing Your App in the Snap Store [Video]

Snaps need little introduction themselves. These versatile, distro-agnostic app bundles come furnished with all sort of bells and whistles, including transactional updates, auto-updates, roll back, security, permissions, and so on.

And developers are, clearly, taking advantage. There are several hundred apps available in the Snap store, including big-name software like Spotify, Skype and LibreOffice.

Clearly, snaps help defrag the many different Linux distro choices and make it for seamless for users, especially non-tech ones. Alan, or ‘Popey’ as he’s better known, reels off a compelling set of reasons why app developers may want to Snap their app up and make it available to the world via the snazzy Snap store. It is only 15 mins long and well worth watching.

See https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/02/why-create-a-snap-app-this-video-explains-all

#snaps #linux


10 Benefits of Publishing Your App in the Snap Store [Video] - OMG! Ubuntu!
Canonical's Alan Pope lists 10 benefits of publishing apps in the Snap store. His talk was recorded at the FOSDEM Linux conference in Belgium.

UK Government Invests In 350 New Charging Points for uptake of Electric Taxis

Date Published: Sun, 17 Feb 2019 11:59:28 +0200

UK Government Invests In 350 New Charging Points for uptake of Electric Taxis

The government has set aside £6 million for 17 councils to install electric car charging points that will support the uptake of electric taxis.

The local authorities, which are dotted around the country in cities such as Manchester, Brighton and Leicester, will build a combined total of almost 350 charge points. Of those, around 300 will be rapid chargers, while 46 will be fast chargers.

According to the Department for Transport (DfT), around 800 ultra-low-emission taxis and some 3,000 private hire vehicles will make use of the charging points.

Transport Minister Jesse Norman said the new infrastructure would help the country make the switch to low-emission transport.

See https://insideevs.com/uk-government-invests-in-charging-points-for-electric-taxis/

#taxis #EV #UK


UK Government Invests In Charging Points For Electric Taxis
Councils across the country will install around 350 new charging points to support electric taxi uptake.

My G+ Music Technology Collection has a presence on MeWe

Date Published: Sun, 17 Feb 2019 11:40:06 +0200

My G+ Music Technology Collection has a presence on MeWe

You'll find all my posts for this Collection over there was well as on Youme Social, Minds, Mastodon, Friendica, Hubzilla, Blogger, Tumblr, Twitter. Links are on my G+ Profile About page.

See https://mewe.com/join/music_technology

#music


MeWe: The best chat & group app with privacy you trust.
Brilliant features with no BS. No Ads. No Spyware. MeWe is the Next-Gen Social Network.

My G+ Gaming Technology Collection has a presence on MeWe

Date Published: Sun, 17 Feb 2019 11:37:05 +0200

My G+ Gaming Technology Collection has a presence on MeWe

You'll find all my posts for this Collection over there was well as on Youme Social, Minds, Mastodon, Friendica, Hubzilla, Blogger, Tumblr, Twitter. Links are on my G+ Profile About page.

See https://mewe.com/join/gaming_technology

#gaming


MeWe: The best chat & group app with privacy you trust.
Brilliant features with no BS. No Ads. No Spyware. MeWe is the Next-Gen Social Network.

My G+ Security Privacy and Rights Collection has a presence on MeWe

Date Published: Sun, 17 Feb 2019 11:33:43 +0200

My G+ Security Privacy and Rights Collection has a presence on MeWe

You'll find all my posts for this Collection over there was well as on Youme Social, Minds, Mastodon, Friendica, Hubzilla, Blogger, Tumblr, Twitter. Links are on my G+ Profile About page.

See https://mewe.com/join/securityprivacyrights

#security #privacy


MeWe: The best chat & group app with privacy you trust.
Brilliant features with no BS. No Ads. No Spyware. MeWe is the Next-Gen Social Network.

My G+ Low Carb High Fat Eating and Health Collection has a presence on MeWe

Date Published: Sun, 17 Feb 2019 11:31:45 +0200

My G+ Low Carb High Fat Eating and Health Collection has a presence on MeWe

You'll find all my posts for this Collection over there was well as on Youme Social, Minds, Mastodon, Friendica, Hubzilla, Blogger, Tumblr, Twitter. Links are on my G+ Profile About page.

See https://mewe.com/join/lowcarbhighfateatinghealth

#LCHF #health


MeWe: The best chat & group app with privacy you trust.
Brilliant features with no BS. No Ads. No Spyware. MeWe is the Next-Gen Social Network.
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