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Data and Goliath, by Bruce Schneier

I’d recommend Bruce Schneier’s book Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World to anyone who uses (or comes in contact with) any electronic devices. :) It explains, in clear and layman’s terms, how data about us is collected online and off, by both governments and corporations, and how it’s used to spy on us, sell us stuff, violate our privacy or give us actually useful services that provide great value. One of the best things about this book is that while the author openly advocates for the need of privacy...

Twitter keeps crashing Firefox?

I use Firefox daily on all of my devices, both at home and at work. And only on one of them it always crashed whenever I accessed twitter.com. I’ve tried everything in their KB, including multiple resets, safe mode, deleting cache, cookies, and other data, to no avail. Then I’ve finally figured it out – it only seems to happen when there are twitter cookies (if I delete them, the login screen loads correctly; when I try to log in, FF crashes) and when the hardware acceleration is disabled. So if you’re encountering this problem, try going...