1. India’s EVMs are Vulnerable to Fraud
Interesting demo of how India’s EVM are vulnerable to fraud. Some of the points they make are quite valid. Although, I doubt if any politician has enough brains to even ask a techie to do this. I thought for some time about potential fixes for this issue but I don’t think there is any reliable way to completely avoid fraud. Going back to paper based voting or EVM with paper ballot is not an option especially for a country has as large as India. Link from Schneier.
2. How Wired.com Tracked the iPhone Finder
Nice article. Given the wide spread use of social networks , there are no more places to hide.
3. Video: Major Facebook security hole lets you view your friends’ live chats
A real scoop by Facebook. I saw the post too late to verify it. Glitches like these are quite scary and undermine the trust.
4. Pedal to the Chrome metal: Our fastest beta to date for Windows, Mac and Linux
I have been using Chrome 5 Beta for quite some time and its awesome ! It has some very neat features for extension developers like remembering unpacked extensions,audit tab etc. The post also has a video of various unconventional experiments showing how fast Chrome is. It proves that Google for atleast to some extent is still a different kind of a company.
5. Chrome Nanny – A Leech Block like Extension for Chrome
Shameless plug🙂 I developed a Chrome extension which does some of the tasks of Leech Block for Firefox. Do try it out ! I also want to take the opportunity to express my gratitude to Suresh, Lokesh, Ashok (who also suggested the name !), Kripa, Divya and Arvi who helped me to test the extension and gave useful suggestions. You guys just rock !
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