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Livedrive is an online cloud backup and sync storage service that was purchased by j2 Global in February this year. It appears LiveDrive has recently started closing down user accounts without any warning, not all accounts mind you, only those which have apparently exceeded the terms of LiveDrive’s storage policy. It seems rather strange that Read more

firefox - going down

Mozilla’s popular Firefox browser’s market share has been gradually diminishing over the past couple of years, and if the latest figures are anything to go by, that downward trend appears to have accelerated alarmingly over the past couple of months. According to statistics provided by the well respected NetMarketShare, Firefox’s market share hit a five-year Read more

encrypted email

Just about a year ago, a video was posted on the Vimeo website, with the intention of demonstrating encryption for journalists, by one “anon108″.   The video was for Glenn Greenwald, the reporter who subsequently broke the NSA mass surveillance stories; he watched it, didn’t really understand it, and didn’t bother to take it any further.   Read more

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E-mail Encryption for Private People Millions of people every day send messages to friends, colleagues, and business contacts, written on postcards.  Electronic postcards, but still readable by anyone who cares to pick them up.  Would you send a letter without an envelope?  Every time you send an ordinary e-mail, that’s what you’re doing.  What you Read more

firefox-add-ons

Most ardent Firefox users would have been frustrated at one time or another by the popular browser’s excessive RAM usage, but did you know that a bare bones Firefox actually compares very favorably with competitor browsers and it’s the add-ons which are actually consuming the additional resources? It’s a catch-22 situation; one of Firefox’s main Read more

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Apple Offers Cheaper, Faster MacBook Airs Apple introduced two new MacBook Airs on April 29th:  an 11-inch laptop and 13-inch laptop, each available with either 128 GB or 256 GB of storage.  These models are similar to previous generations but each costs $100 less than its predecessor.  Both new laptops feature faster, newer processors.  Both Read more