Sunday, March 23, 2014

exploring the darknet and more

darknet (or 'privacy network') systems:
To get you started, here is the link for the Hidden Wiki. This is where most people start their journey.


Namecoin is creating a higher quality 'darknet' which cannot be censored, through the power of virtual currency. .bit web surfer for google chrome

dot-bit-proxy-extension for google chrome

There is a lot of confusion in the media about this topic. Firstly, the darknet is sometimes confused with the deep web. The deep web refers to all parts of the internet which cannot be indexed by search engines, and so can't be found using Google searches. Expert estimates suggests that this deep web is hundreds of times larger than the 'surface web' (i.e. the internet you can get to from Google), leading to a certain amount of hysteria in some quarters. In fact the deep web includes large databases, libraries and members only websites which are not available to the general public. Most of the deep web is composed of academic resources maintained by universities, and contains nothing sinister whatsoever. Alternative search engines are available which are able to access parts of the deep web. One example of this which is aimed at the academic community is

Disconnect: open source extension makes the web more private, secure, faster

>> 51 free tools to stay invisible on the internet

IRC (internet relay chat) - a tool to connect you with people on the internet

Resources: 01, 02

Monday, March 10, 2014

android privacy options

cyanogenmod with privacy guard - Granular control over permissions for each app with a simplified control interface

or openpdroid, or both. the cool thing about openpdroid is that you can spoof location requests too. also, i don't think any other privacy app allows you to block requests to sim and imei info

I believe XPrivacy looks more promising than OpenPDroid. First of all Xposed Framework feels easier to integrate - no need to mess with full-fledged ROM embedding, just light patch to the Dalvik and reboot.

Info originally from this article

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Stream Media to ChromeCast

Push content from your mobile to your tv with $35 ChromecastRight now, you can only stream Web-based media content, but that may change soon? And as of yet, there is no XBMC hack either...

So do take a look at the Roku or other Android TV sticks that basically let you add the Android OS and all its functionality to your TV via an HDMI port. Such devices include the Mini iMito MX1, Favi SmartStick, and Plair 2.  

>> ChromeCast - supported media file types
>> iPhone app for ChromeCast
>> Android to ChromeCast
>> reddit community discussion on ChromeCast, and another
>> AVS ChromeCast forum
>> XDA community discussion
>> XBMC forum on ChromeCast

For more advanced users:

>> Plex to ChromeCast
>> FlashCast for ChromeCast
>> Local Media Playback for ChromeCast (via any OS? computer)
>> ChromeCast emulation app
>> Turn Your PC Into A ChromeCast With Leapcast
>> Google ChromeCast on OSX without a Chromecast Device
>> RemoteCast beta for Android
>> BubbleUPnP
>> BubbleUPnP playing XBMC video to ChromeCast
>> ChromeCast: Cast movies from your Desktop Computer
>> Google Cast (chrome extension)
>> ChromeCast photos - chrome extension
>> QuikIO HD (acquired by yahoo)
>> QuickIO on iTunes
Use your ChromeCast with Gallery, Dropbox, Google Drive?

>> More information may be found in this article