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Your New Zombie Hammer!

Your New Zombie Hammer!

Kinda looks like an update on the old $2 flea market multi-tool little ashamed to admit, i have owned for like 20 years. Innovation Factory Trucker's Friend All Purpose Tool

Tool for finding out what information your apps are leaking

Tool for finding out what information your apps are leaking

mitmproxy, "an SSL-capable man-in-the-middle proxy," is a useful little free software utility that can sniff the traffic between your computer or mobile device and its servers and determine what data the apps you're running are leaking to the mothership. mitmproxy is an SSL-capable man-in-the-middle HTTP proxy. It provides a console interface [...]

You say “rootkit,” I say “diagnostic tool”

You say “rootkit,” I say “diagnostic tool”

"The only way to remove Carrier IQ is with advanced skills," Eckhart wrote in a report, published on the Web on Monday. "If you choose to void your warranty and unlock your bootloader you can (mostly) remove Carrier IQ." The software, Carrier IQ, tracked the location of the phone, what keys were pressed, which Web pages were visited, when calls [...]

Automatically generate regular expressions with Txt2re

Automatically generate regular expressions with Txt2re

A programmer who hates coming up with regular expressions has produced a visual tool for automatically generating them. You paste in a block of text, identify the parts of it you'd like your regexp to catch, and it produces an (admittedly inelegant but absolutely functional) regexp ready for your use. The programmer explains, "It's free [...]

Morozov’s Net Delusion: A skeptical take on net-freedom marred by straw-men

Morozov’s Net Delusion: A skeptical take on net-freedom marred by straw-men

My latest Guardian column, "We need a serious critique of net activism," is a long, detailed review of Evgeny Morozov's new book The Net Delusion, a book that seeks to debunk "cyber-utopianism" and the idea that the Internet can be used as a force for freedom. I agree with much of what Morozov has to say, but his portrait of "cyber-utopians" [...]

Knipex Pliers Wrenches

Knipex Pliers Wrenches

The Knipex Pliers Wrench is best described in the US as a smooth-faced channel lock plier/wrench. Or, as a pliers-handled crescent wrench. I have a set of 3 different sizes and have used them for a year. They allow one to rapidly, safely and strongly grip nuts or bolt heads for tightening or loosening. Rapidly: an adjustable crescent wrench [...]