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And now for something completely froggy.

13 September, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

On the lighter side of news this week was this nifty photo in this article about a frog rather surprised to find itself near a rocket launch. It’s a bit sad the rocket scientists giving the interviews apparently know little about optics – the young frog is quite near the camera, on its way to […]

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Find me, find me not.

13 September, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

So here’s an interesting result from a survey about smartphone geolocation… People turn it off for social media, but leave it on for navigation. So they’re concerned about tracking socially, but disregard tracking data collection generally in favour of convenience. Hmmm. Put this together with last month’s uproar about in-store tracking of shoppers (and those […]

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Somali Fatwa: al-Shabab is not Islamic

12 September, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

160 scholars have signed onto a fatwa declaring al-Shabab to be kufr (un-Islamic). Pretty bold stuff considering the signing was done in Mogadishu. Politically al-Shabab has had some splinter problems lately.

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Quantum encyrption lessons from… Reddit?

12 September, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

Oh yes, there’s quite a few boffins over there tonight ELI5-ing quantum encryption so we mere mortals can understand, and this is a darned good q+a.

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IMINT says… nukes!

11 September, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

While everyone’s distracted with Syria and international problem child, number two, it looks likethe world’s number Un problem child has decided it’s a good time to kick off his reactors, especially since we learnt yesterday that Iran claims nuclear enrichment is an ‘inalienable right’. Fissile materials, reactor technology and scientific knowledge have to come from […]

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Lynette Nusbacher on Cybersecurity

10 September, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

UK radio interview (audio) just posted today – well done madame! click here for radio interview, 06 Sept 2013 in podcast Material is copyright by Tomorrow’s Transactions podcast series — http://www.chyp.com/media/podcasts

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Mission Implausible

10 September, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

This photo will self-destruct in 10 minutes. Timed destruction and descrambling devices come to the iPhone crowd, ostensibly designed for the party crowd to share things more “discreetly” but the wider applications are… interesting. In other news, this week NSA will begin trying to uncrack the encrypted visual sharing and time-detonated files on your iPhone.

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Follow the (digital) money

8 September, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

Having seen a few American media sources alternately praising (anarchocapitalism ftw!) and damning (oh noez, it’s a digital hawala!) the recent court decision on Bitcoin’s official standing as a currency down there, Canada is going ahead with Bitcoin kiosks — although having your wallet in your phone to steal may not be my personal idea […]

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Spy photos for scholarship

4 September, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

A friend found this nifty notice about studying declassified spy photos for determining new archaeology digs.

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Psy vs Psy

2 September, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

So those photos of people wearing uniforms? Still no confirmation they’re actual American servicemembers, especially as several displayed the Stars and Stripes incorrectly in their pics, and the whole “chickenshit” aspect to faceless defiance. But the soi-disant “Syrian Electronic Army” knows a victory image when they see one, so they posted this tacky little collage […]

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