Tag Archives: privacy

Email clients as web browsers

But also, the original conception of email is that messages are plain text. No fonts, no styles, just plain text, with optional attachments. But those attachments are embedded in the message, not pulled from a server when the message is … Continue reading

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Cars as private spaces

In Japan, a survey of people who rented cars revealed that one out of every eight users rented automobiles for purposes other than transportation. An overwhelmingly large number of respondents said they slept or rested in vehicles, followed by customers … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pis as low-footprint single-purpose machines

I’m excited about the new, more powerful Raspberry Pi. This Hacker News thread describes several interesting hardware projects that the people have used the Pi for. And the Raspberry Pi website positions the new, more powerful Pi 4 as a … Continue reading

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On declaring your social media presence in a visa application

Someone asked me my opinion on US visa applications now asking for social media handles: “It’s complicated, and a lot depends on execution and timely review. If there were a 9/11 style attack planned in the future, you can be … Continue reading

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Owning your data, offline

Google’s services including Gmail, Drive etc went down for over 4 hours. I did not even know about this until now, nearly 24 hours after the incident; most of my documents are available offline, including email. Which made me articulate … Continue reading

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