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Algorithmic Colonization of Africa, part 2

Some “Global North” things to avoid in Africa… and in the Global North too!

Maybe it is time to stay away from Ancestry.com

On the other hand… what could possibly go wrong now?

In a sane world, I would not need to repeat this...

but this is not a sane world, especially when voting is concerned.

Important IoT announcement

OK, that does it. I just discovered another incredible “Internet of Things” story, and I have something important to ask, and say, about it. Please share this as much as you can.

Is that really you?

(this page is part of the Family Guide to Digital Freedom, 2007 edition. Please do read that introduction to know more about the Guide, especially if you mean to comment this page. Thanks)

In a digital world, complete and real anonymity online is a mere illusion unless you take a lot of steps, including several ones which may very likely be illegal or not allowed by the contracts offered by any Internet Access Provider.

What are Biometrics and RFID?

(this page is part of the Family Guide to Digital Freedom, 2007 edition. Please do read that introduction to know more about the Guide, especially if you mean to comment this page. Thanks)

You are a password. Always the same

Originally, biometrics was that branch of science which performed statistical analysis of biological characteristics. Later on, the word started to indicate any technique for identifying people, with a computer, against unique physical characteristics like fingerprints, voice or retina. Sounds cool, uh? Almost too good to be true. In fact, it is too good to be true, unless it’s very well thought out and designed, something that could be still impossible to achieve.