Perhaps some don’t get that excited over a license upgrade, but I’m happy to announce that I’ve upgraded the license of my blog to version 4.0 of the Creative Commons license! If you’d like to generate a license for you work, you can go to the CC license generator and get one.
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I was happy to give Loveland CreatorSpace’s first class on how to use Tor! By the end everybody knew how to install, run, and verify that Tor is working and they could all connect to a hidden service!
I recorded the class, so if the video and audio quality is acceptable, I’ll put the video online, but for now, you’ll have to live with just the slides. There was a reporter there, so I maybe in the local news…
I’ve recently discovered govtrack.us, which I used to track S.J. Res 21, Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against the Government of Syria to Use of Chemical Weapons. But I just learned today that you can sign up and receive daily emails on the activities of any U.S. Representative! As it looks like we are headed for a government shutdown, I doubt I’ll receive that much email. 😉
I’m also tracking H.R. 2818: Surveillance State Repeal Act. The website is well designed and it’s a great way to stay up-to-date with your elected officials.
When I started at the Naval Academy in 1998, I never expected I’d be in a war. Even after the attacks twelve years ago, I still never thought I would be a “boot on the ground.” When I joined the submarine service and spent a long year studying the operations of nuclear reactors, I still never saw myself carrying a M4 in Afghanistan. But in 2011, that is exactly where I found myself.
Continue reading “I do not consent”
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) is seeking public comment on:
how in light of advancements in communications technologies, the United States can employ its technical collection capabilities in a manner that optimally protects our national security and advances our foreign policy while respecting our commitment to privacy and civil liberties, recognizing our need to maintain the public trust, and reducing the risk of unauthorized disclosure.
Thanks to the EFF for finding this opportunity.
This was my response:
Continue reading “Opportunity for public comment on NSA surveillance”