Never send anything confidential via email without using encryption. Exchanging tax documents with your accountant? Working with an online Mortgage company? DO NOT use email to transport this type of information in clear-text.
Check out the Collusion plugin for Mozilla/Firefox. You can get it for Chrome also. It allows you to watch who’s tracking you and control access to that data. You may be surprised. Take your privacy seriously.
Interesting what online companies take your privacy seriously. See https://www.eff.org/ for some really cool data.
Ever wanted a server “in the cloud” so you could do things like proxy web traffic, or put up a PageKite for personal use? Unfortunately, a VPS is expensive for the average DIYer who wants one for occasional personal use.
If you only need a light-weight VPS, search no more. Buy a Raspberry Pi and put it in a Colo for free! Follow the link to EDIS and see if they might be a good option for you. If nothing else, it just might put you on the list of who’s who of nerddom.
Dell seems to be working on a new type of “cloud” device. Project Ophelia is described in the provided link. Basically, it’s a small thin-client type of computer that’s the size of a large thumb-drive.
It will be interesting to see if the market will accept Ophelia. Maybe there’s a window for her now? Anyone remember Black Dog? Let’s hope Dell pushes this project long enough for it to get some traction. I, for one, would like to see what can be done with something like this.
If you haven’t heard of Dropbox you’re missing out on one of the best things to hit computing in the last decade. It’s a cornucopia of digital goodness. And it’s free. Here’s a list of things it can do for you. Read more…