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5thaeon:

I can’t even keep an octopus simple, noooo, just have to put an esoteric spin on everything. I really like it tho…
…on to the next drawring!
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thinksquad:

The campaign called "Digital Shadow" requests permission to access a user’s account and then pulls information to build a comprehensive dossier of the user as if he or she were an assassin’s target. And we do mean comprehensive.
Digital Shadow first shows users the photos they’ve tagged as public, then it moves on to examine their friends. It shows users which of their Facebook friends they interact with most, which interact with them the most, which they don’t interact with at all, and (gulp) which friends they’ve been stalking that haven’t been stalking them back. (Those who’ve been keeping tabs on their exes should avoid this section at all costs.)
Digital Shadow doesn’t stop there. It breaks down when users are most active on Facebook and where in the world they’re most likely to be found. It also provides a potential salary based on educational level and job title, as well as a breakdown of possible passwords that could be used to hack their accounts.
It even creates a sort of character profile based on their activity. (It labeled me as a potentially hostile enemy, and it called AdWeek writer Kristina Monllos one who possesses “a bleak outlook that could be manipulated for future gain.”)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/22/watch-dogs-facebook-privacy-settings_n_5191237.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000042

Interesting. My FB profile is full of lies and nonsense, since I only use it to talk to some old high school friends in a private group. Privacy settings all turned up to 11. Hell, I won’t even update my email address, and they’ve been pestering me about it being a fake for at least a year now. But I’d be interested to see if they can stitch together my associations and interactions into something about me that’s actually true. The site appears to be down or swamped though.
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obsessedbythegrid:

Elena Belmann.
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thereselange:

Jim Sanborn’s #Antipodes at the Hirshhorn Museum. #art #sculpture #kryptos #code #codebreakers #encryption @smithsonian
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Q: I am interested in decrypto, and especially more so since following you, but I know very little technique or anything. I have looked around online and cannot find anything like "decryptography 101" or anything like that, wht do you suggest I do, do you know any one really good book or website?
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anniebissett:

SECRET CODEWORDS OF THE NSA: CULTWEAVE woodblock print (mokuhanga) 6” x 6” (152.4 x 152.4 mm) C is for ‘cultweave.’ Cultweave is a small SIGINT database. SIGINT stands for signals intelligence, which is the gathering of information by intercepting signals. These signals can be communications signals, such as radio or internet, or electronic signals which are non-communications signals gathered by using electronic sensors. I decided to try for an image that would suggest various networks interacting and converging. I looked at different kinds of weaving images, and felt that strange sense of rightness when I came upon an old-school envelope security pattern called ‘basket weave.’ I deconstructed it a bit to come up with this design. Wouldn’t it be great if the word “security” simply meant that nobody could look through your envelope to see what’s inside?
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anniebissett:

Magic Eye Credit Cards, printed at Cullom Gallery Seattle last Saturday (photo by Beth Cullom). #printmaking
Answers and Questions About Military, Law Enforcement and Intelligence Agency Chatbots
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Google is researching ways to make encryption easier to use in Gmail
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anniebissett:

SECRET CODEWORDS OF THE NSA: ACCORDIAN woodblock print (mokuhanga) 6” x 6” (152.4 x 152.4 mm) on Kochi Kozo paper
Shhhh!
More info about this print here.
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anniebissett:

SECRET CODEWORDS OF THE NSA: JUGGERNAUTwoodblock print (mokuhanga)6” x 6” (152.4 x 152.4 mm)
J is for juggernaut. The NSA’s JUGGERNAUT program “picks up all signals from mobile networks.”
The English word juggernaut is derived from the Sanskrit word Jagannātha, which is an alternate name for the Hindu god Krishna that means “world lord.” Pretty strong stuff. In our time, the word juggernaut has come to mean a literal or metaphorical force which is mercilessly destructive and unstoppable. The NSA’s name choices are quite revealing in terms of how these agencies see themselves: “unstoppable world lord” is pretty unambiguous.
Lest you think I’m overstating my case regarding the opinion the NSA has of itself, please view exhibit A below. This is a logo that was placed on a recent spy satellite, the NROL-39 mission, that was sent into orbit by the NRO (National Reconnaissance Office). Clearly the agency isn’t worried about public perceptions of overreach.

I wanted to work with this logo, but it’s so god-awful ugly I felt a need to make some adjustments for my little NSA Primer. I modeled the face and mouth of my octopus on Hokusai’s woodblock print “The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife" which depicts an octopus performing cunnilingus on a young woman. It just seemed appropriate.
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DialABC - Detect DTMF Tones
Dual Tone Multiple Frequencies are the sounds made by touch tone phones when you press a button. The tool here can take a recording of a phone call and tell you what buttons were pressed.
Not sure why I’d ever need this, but if I ever do, it’s here.
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Skye’s Lullaby
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obsessedbythegrid:

Armenian Alphabet