June 9th, 2013

Disqus and the NSA/FBI/CSA

If I were a government spook I’d drool at the opportunity to connect the IP addresses from the most widely used commenting system in the United States (among other things), Disqus, with what I already had gleaned from Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Skype, Dropbox, etc. Disqus has built a system that spans blogs and newspapers across the nation and of late requires detailed “user information” in order to comment on whatever.

Update (2013 June 10): Disqus Privacy Policy Hmmm.сео оптимизацияСеоиконисондаживик услуги

June 2nd, 2013

Ubuntu: The world’s most popular free OS; NO THANKS

I just wiped out Ubuntu from my computer. The red flag was Ubuntu’s depricating of ffmpeg for a minor fork avconv,- Libav . That got me looking at who is bankrolling Ubuntu. The current baker of Ubuntu is Canonical Ltd. Canonical’s current owner, and founder is Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth. Shuttleworth spent US 20-million to fly in outer space. Who is giving him money? For me Ubuntu does not pass the security “sniff test.” Back to OpenBSD for me.

Update: 2013 June 09: see
“The FFmpeg/Libav situation”