Monthly Archives: July 2013

How to look like a big corporate

I am a customer of US eyeglasses company, GOGGLES4U. They have an impressive website that’s easy to find your way around, a huge inventory of frames and a slick system for entering your glasses prescription plus other necessary measurements. They … Continue reading

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Spying on electronic communications has a long history

The July 8-15 edition of the New Yorker had an amusing letter to the editor about the first surveillance of electronic communications in the United States. Here’s an extract:

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A bumbling SIS security investigation

While writing my previous post, I recalled the days when I had top secret security clearance. But it was all a bit of a joke – certainly by today’s sensitivities. In May 1983 I was appointed ministerial press secretary to … Continue reading

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Keeping an eye on folks

In the recent discussion about NSA, GCSB (New Zealand’s equivalent), and other high tech national spying organisations, we’ve heard much protestation from the ‘authorities’ that such spying is not carried out on national citizens, but only on foreigners. I’ve always … Continue reading

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Eating à la Evernote Food

We’ve become enthusiasts for the Evernote Food app that stores recipes on our Android devices. (Also available for iOS devices.) It works great and is easy to read at the cookbench on either the phone or tablet. It’s not hard … Continue reading

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