Archive for April, 2011 | Monthly archive page

Windows phones send user location to Microsoft

Of course Windows couldn’t be left out after IOS and Android! Windows phones send user location to Microsoft • The Register.

TomTom sells user location + speed data to police forces

They use it do decide where to place traffic cameras. TomTom verkoopt gebruikersdata door aan politie – Emerce.

ipswDownloader Ported to Windows

Our very own Ryan Burke has ported the easy-to-use ipswDownloader to Windows. The application allows users to download device specific firmware without any fuss for use with redsn0w and other jailbreaking tools, though the Windows port does not show the current jailbreak status. For those of you who prefer a web service, the Felix Bruns […]

iOSTracker.NET – view your iphone movements in windows

iOSTracker.Net displays the recorded location information from your iOS version 4.X Devices Backups on your computer that were done by iTunes.This program is inspired by iPhoneTracker for Mac OS X and uses OpenHeatMap for displaying the locations on the OpenStreetMap infastructure.iOSTracker.Net was coded by Tom Zickel @icebreak.No location information is recorded by the app itself, […]

Small Wars Journal

This is an excellent current military affairs resource with a forum, blog and articles written by serving military officers. Small Wars Journal.

Fable III for windows launch 17 may

In “Fable III,” you will be called upon to rally and fight alongside your people, ascend to the seat of power, and experience the true meaning of love and loss while defending your throne. In your quest to seize power and defend your kingdom, the choices you make will change the world around you, for […]

Android phones also store your locations in a database

Here’s the program to dump your locations. packetlss/android-locdump – GitHub.

Untrackerd – stop the IOS from following you in consolidated.db

Continuously clean up locationd’s history data in the background. This package installs a daemon (process that can run in the background) to clean the consolidated.db file. Cydia app

iPhoneTracker – Your iPhone has been storing your movements all along

This open-source application maps the information that your iPhone is recording about your movements. It doesn’t record anything itself, it only displays files that are already hidden on your computer. Why? And what did you do with the data? via petewarden/iPhoneTracker @ GitHub.

AutoGyro – Cavalon gyrocopter

The first side-by-side gyroplane of AutoGyro is a real masterpiece in design, technique and innovation and overcomes all restrictions and limits. Seated side by side it presents its pilot and passenger an uncomparable dimension and comfort.   As a side-by-side model, the Cavalon expands the product range of AutoGyro and offers a huge variety of […]

How to tell a liar – infographic

Gratuitous Randomness: You’re a Liar – Denver Art – Show and Tell.

How the CIA Targets for assassination

The guy, John A Rizzo, who signed off on CIA kill orders gives Newsweek a candid interview on the process involved. Inside the Killing Machine – Newsweek.

China’s J-20 Stealth Jet is huge!

Pictures from the 2nd flight show ground crew to give a sense of scale China’s Stealth Jet Makes Second Flight | Defense Tech.

Trimensional: 3D Scanner for iPhone

Trimensional uses both the screen and the front-facing camera on your iOS device, detecting patterns of light reflected off your face to build a true 3D model. via Trimensional: 3D Scanner for iPhone.

Snorby – Snort frontend

This looks like an easy to install, comprehesive and easy to use frontend for your snort logs based on Ruby on Rails. Snorby – All About Simplicity.

Turns out keeping a years worth of browsing data solves no crimes

So claims Bits of Freedom. Of course, it is a huge invasion of your privacy. In some countries they refuse to do it, in NL, they get enthusiastic and force ISPs and Telco’s to retain five years of history.   ‘Bewaarplicht Europese verkeersgegevens levert weinig op’ – Emerce.

Flynano – fly without a pilots license

The idea is, if it’s light enough, you don’t need a license. This guy claims to have an aeroplane that can do that: Deliveries start Summer 2011. Ex-factory price € 25.000 – €27.000. A transferable buy option costs € 900. 30% payable on delivery confirmation. The rest before delivery. Transport and storage trailer € 5.300. […]

How to get rid of the UPC search page the hijacks your 404s

It’s a DNS thing… Their standard DNS servers link 404s to alternate pages, but you can use other UPC DNS servers to avoid this behaviour. Hoe kan ik me afmelden voor de navigatieservice in Windows Vista?.

How to add bookmarks to Firefox Navigation Toolbar

How to add bookmarks to Firefox Navigation bar: 1. step: The bookmarks you want to have on the Navigation bar go into the Bookmarks bar. 2. step: Show both, Bookmarks and Navigation bar. 3. step: activate ‘Customize…’ to customize the Navigation bar. Drag ‘Bookmarks bar Item’ onto the Navigation bar. Close customize. 4. step: Hide […]

Predator – open source AI 3D object tracking with just a webcam

An awesome phd program by Zdenek Kalai, very worth watching. Zdenek Kalal | Homepage.

European Court of Justice To Outlaw Internet Filtering; Esp. For Copyright Enforcement

It looks like where copyright goons and the NL are failing by wanting to turn our society into a surveillance society, the unelected EU Court may come to citizens’ rescue: Advocate General Cruz Villalón considers that the installation of that filtering and blocking system is a restriction on the right to respect for the privacy […]

The great internet censorship firewall of… The Netherlands!

Without any judge or court of justice having to ‘interfere’, the NL department of justice is going to just filter out access to sites they don’t like. Because that’s never gone wrong before and no-one has ever misused that power. Not only are they going to do that, but in the process they’ll be spying […]

Solar power without solar cells: A hidden magnetic effect of light could make it possible

A dramatic and surprising magnetic effect of light discovered by University of Michigan researchers could lead to solar power without traditional semiconductor-based solar cells. The researchers found a way to make an “optical battery,” said Stephen Rand, a professor in the departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Physics and Applied Physics. In the process, […]

Changed from to for Libya

Attempt two, will this one work? – a URL shortener. Mmmm, tasty URLs!. – stopping use of for Libya

As every time someone clicks a link that money goes into the coffers of Ghaddafhi, I’ve changed to tinyurl. No statistics on my clicks any more, but hey, I never used them anyway 🙂 – shorten that long URL into a tiny URL.

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