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Posts Tagged ‘snake oil’

Dropbox’s new security policy implies that they lied about privacy from the start

Dropbox’s new security policy implies that they lied about privacy from the start

Miguel de Icaza noticed that Dropbox's new security terms of service allows it to decrypt your stored files for law enforcement; but Dropbox has always claimed that it did not store the keys necessary to do this. This has been used as both a selling point ("we keep your files so safe, we can't access them") and an excuse ("don't ask us for help [...]

Fiendish CSS-based technique for obfuscating text

Asa Raskin's developed a fairly ingenious, CSS-based means of obfuscating text; briefly, he inserts random characters in the text and applies a "do not render" CSS style to them. The words render as normal on your screen, but when copied to the clipboard, the junk text is also picked up. It's been years since I did much with CSS, but I have [...]