Pretty Good Procedures for Protecting Your Email | Electronic Frontier Foundation

BY GENNIE GEBHART

A group of researchers recently released a paper that describes a new class of serious vulnerabilities in the popular encryption standard PGP (including GPG) as implemented in email clients. Until the flaws described in the paper are more widely understood and fixed, users should arrange for the use of alternative end-to-end secure channels, such as Signal, and temporarily stop sending and especially reading PGP-encrypted email. See EFF‘s analysis and FAQ for more detail.
 
 

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Google Revamps Gmail’s Web Interface – TidBITS

Gmail’s Web interface on the desktop has just undergone a significant overhaul, the first in some time. This won’t make any difference to those who read Gmail via an app like Mail on the Mac, and even if you use Gmail in a Web browser or via Mailplane, you won’t be dumped into the new interface automatically. To switch to the new version of Gmail, you must click the gear icon in the upper-right corner and choose “Try the new Gmail.”

HeartMonitor Apple Watch app lets you continuously track heart rate without workouts | 9to5Mac

Developer Zach Simone has today unveiled a new iPhone and Apple Watch app that tracks heart rate without activating a traditional Workout. The app, called HeartMonitor, allows you to continuously track your heart rate during so-called “sessions” of activity, while the accompanying iPhone app makes that heart rate data easy to monitor…
 
 
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Review: Prizmo Go — get text from a piece of paper into your iPhone – iPhone J.D.

Jeff Richardson

In my increasingly paperless law practice, most of the documents that I need are already in PDF or some other electronic format, so when I need to get some text out of a document, I can typically just select that text using my computer or iOS device.  But sometimes I find myself working with a paper document — perhaps a single sheet of paper, perhaps a magazine, book, etc. — and I need to get some text out of that document so that I can work with it.  If it is short enough I can just retype it manually, but that is a pain for longer text.  Prizmo Go, an app which was released in 2017, has as its single focus the task of getting text from a paper document into your iPhone (or iPad) so that you can work with it.  Use the app to take a picture of the document, the app does an OCR to read the text, and then the app gives you the text.  The app itself is free, but there are some in-app purchases, discussed below.  The developer gave me a one-month Premium Plan account at no cost (which normally costs $0.99) so that I could see all of the features.  The app works well and I can recommend it.

Library Extension – See book availability from your local library | Library Extension

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Library Extension detects when you’re viewing a book or ebook on a site like Amazon or Goodreads and adds a box showing the availability of that item in your local library. If you have access to more than one local library, it is able to check all of them. When an item is available from your library, Library Extension will also include a link allowing you to reserve it. Library Extension currently integrates with over 4000 local libraries. Users can request support for additional libraries with a simple contact form. Users do not need to register for any additional accounts to use Library Extension. Currently, Library Extension is available for Google Chrome. A version for Mozilla Firefox is under development.
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Cop Stop Coach

Cop Stop Coach is a social justice site and mobile application that provides awareness, visibility, information, and community involvement to help improve relations between citizens and law enforcement. The app gives citizens who have been detained by the police in any capacity to quickly inform others of their stop, record the situation and review the officer, among other in app options.

Whether it’s a routine traffic stop or an on-foot detainment, a person, in an instant has the control to inform their family, record the situation, and/or review their interaction with the police officer.
CSC makes it very easy and fool proof for someone to use. As soon as a person is stopped by a law enforcement officer they can open the app and by the click of one button send a preset text message to their designated list of people informing them where and when they have been stopped. The person can also begin recording their interaction with the cop and directly upload it to the community. Lastly once their situation has subsided the person can then review their entire stop and rate their cop
 
 
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Ciao, Chrome: Firefox Quantum Is The Browser Built for 2017 | WIRED

IT’S BEEN YEARS since I gave a second thought to my web browser. Safari’s fine, Microsoft Edge is whatever, I think Opera still exists? None have ever offered much reason to switch away from Chrome, Google’s fast, simple web tool. I’m not the only one who feels this way, either: Chrome commands nearly 60 percent of the browser market, and is more than four times as popular as the second-place finisher, Firefox. Chrome won the browser wars.

So my expectations for Firefox Quantum, the new browser from Mozilla, were not particularly high.

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