Privacy Policy

YOUR Privacy

In the middle of the year 2017, May, ISPs gained full control over the rules governing deliverance of their services to enduser consumers. The restrictions barring ISPs from throttling streaming connections from lesser known services were lifted. That means ISPs that are owned by huge media companies like NBC are able to strongarm out any competition from lesser-known media companies. It will create a huge gap between the small-budget, indie projects that make it onto lesser-known broadcasters and the large budget, established franchises that get rebroadcasted by those big companies. Ultimately it’s very un-american, and very near-future dystopian when put in that light. I hope that we can come to our senses and reinstate our protections, but I tend to fear the worst as well. I just know that we will always have a balance, and for as bad and dystopian-y we can get, we will have our Zion a la the Matrix on the other end of that spectrum.

At the end of the year 2017, December, ISPs will be fully in the clear to start selling your personal browsing data to advertisers. While this has the benefit of allowing advertisers to waste less time and adspace on you, and get you better, more targeted ads via the dynamic delivery methods they have today, unfortunately it will also make your personal browsing data more likely to fall into the wrong hands. Whether those wrong hands be an oppressive government, a malicious group of hackers, or a someone that you personally disgruntled in the past. All of those are very real actors on this release of information into the corporate wild. You can take these steps to maintain privacy:

Read Kevin Mitnick’s The Art of Invisibility
Read this blog post on threat attribution and state actors
Follow these security workers on twitter:

  1. Taylor Swift @SwiftOnSecurity
  2. Lesley @hacksforpancakes

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements