Posts Tagged: security

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    You May Have Helped Map The Internet Without Knowing It

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    According to the Internet Systems Consortium there’s somewhere over 900 million things connected to the internet. This isn’t the amount of things, computers, mobile phones, tablets, that use the internet, but the number of things that have a public IP address. Maybe by correlating the locations of these public IP addresses you could make a… Read more »

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    TSA WTF

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    It’s Friday, December 9th 2011 and I’m in the TSA security line at San Francisco International Airport. Shoes off. Belt off. Watch off. Laptop, iPad and Kindle out of my bag and into the trays. TSA guard: “New rules. You don’t need to take your Kindle out anymore. It’s small enough for us to see… Read more »

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    At The Airport, Not All QR Codes Are Created Equal

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    Another day, another flight, another addition to the ever growing and increasingly arcane number of steps that you need to go through in order to get through an airport and actually take off on a plane. I’ve written before on the world of airport security, be it having your bags X-Rayed or searched and on… Read more »

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    Airport Security X-Ray Oddness

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    Since I started my role at Nokia in Berlin in May of last year I’ve swapped the daily commute from home to work by train to a weekly commute by plane. This means I have to pass through airport security at London’s Heathrow and Berlin’s Tegel airports around twice a week. I tend to travel… Read more »

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    Another Category Of Place You Really Don’t Want To Check In To

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    There are some places you really don’t want to check into using one of the many location based social networks. There’s a variety of suggestions of this nature on the web including funeral homes, an ex-partner’s house, jail or the same bar (every night). It now seems you can add military bases (when you’re in… Read more »

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    The Airport Security Ritual

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    Post 9/11, post the Shoe Bomber and and post, for want of a better description, the Pants Bomber I’ve had to travel to the United States in the aftermath of a security incident and have had the dubious privilege of witnessing at first hand the incrementally heightened security procedures that have been put in place…. Read more »