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le 12 March
Ladar Levison (Lavabit) at the European Parliament

A few month ago, Ladar Levison, founder of Lavabit, an American highly secure email company, was interviewed by the European Parliament to talk about his story against the FBI about his company’s private keys and his user’s confidentiality.

Listen to this video, its really short, and really insightful on the problem of surveillance of private communications, the right to privacy, how he fought against a request from the FBI to massively spy on his users without any control etc.

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le 27 December 2012
29c3 day 1, Jake on surveillance, Internet, Tor & Raspberry

This year again, let’s go to Berlin oups, no, let’s go to Hamburg for the 29C3, the annual CCC meeting full of hackers, awesome people, club-mate and others! let’s start with a few pictures

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le 3 August 2012
Moglen at Re:Publica: Freedom of thought requires free media

A few weeks ago, a friend show me a conference of Professor Eben Moglen, lawyer of Philipp Zimmermann (the creator of PGP), founder of the Software Freedom Law Center and Professor at Columbia University, and also a nice and well-known freedom fighter.

I found this conference so insightful, so dense in its content, and so true, that I started to share it with friends. However, many of them are not as fluent in English as they need to be, if they want to get all what Mr Moglen says. So I decided to make a proper English subtitle for it. Here it is!

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le 20 January 2012
DNS & AlternC - How does it work?

Now that AlternC 1.0 is released, you know, that free software, control panel for web and mail hosting on Debian GNU/Linux, you may be interested in knowing that the DNS system has been completely rewritten by Alan, aka Fufroma.

Here are some explanations on the way the DNS works with AlternC 1.0 and later.

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le 17 October 2011
Luks Bruteforce : test all your passwords

A few years ago, I started using cryptographic capabilities of Linux to encrypt my usb keys, hard drives and laptop. More efficient against the usual bad guys than a root password, this gave me a pretty good privacy for personal and professional data ...

... Until that day when, after about a year without rebooting, one of my server rebooted and asked me for a passphrase ... which I obviously forgot!

I didn’t find anything on the Internet to bruteforce a Luks-encrypted partition, so here is the script I produced to help me do this efficiently ...

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le 20 July 2010
Arduino driver for Sure0832 led panel

When I went to Berlin, Germany in January 2010, I was glad to discover the Arduino electronic board, and the Lol Shield from Jimmie P Rodgers.

We even made, with Coucouf, a Tetris, a Pong and a Space Invader based on the same board Arduino+LolShield

In May 2010, after I bought a bunch of 8x32 led panels from Sure, I wrote a driver to write texts on those panels, and here is the result ...

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le 12 May 2010
Nice style for forced form fields

These days, thanks to Chantal and Nicolas, I made many usability improvements to AlternC, the web control panel software suite, the free software project I started long ago...

During my development phase, I created a nice style to show "forced text fields" in web forms. Those text input fields used when part of the field content is locked.

How does it work and how does it looks like ?...

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le 25 January 2010
Optical Fiber in France: How it work? Free vs Orange

In France, since 2007, big network operators are installing optical fiber in big cities. This new technology allow a very high speed Internet access, and new services

Since the beginning of the fiber deployment, Orange and Free, the 2 biggest French operators, are using two different technologies to provide us with fiber-based Internet access. What are those technologies ? What are each technology pro & cons ?

Let’s explain this, with some drawings too ! ...

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le 25 January 2010
ACTA vs the world

In the next few days (between January 26 and 29) at Mexico, the ACTA negociations will continue ...

But what all of this is about ? ...

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le 6 January 2010
All games for Arduino & Lol-Shield : Pong, Shoot them up, Tetris

Finally, since coucouf, aka Aurélien, sent me the source code of its tetris, I decided to produce a last video summing-up all what we coded for Arduino and LolShield from Jimmie P Rodgers during 26C3 in Berlin... Starting with the graphic library of Alex Wenger, we created some programs and other liibraries : an enhanced version of the Charlieplexing library from Alex, a figure drawing library (Figure.cpp) and text drawing one (Text.cpp), with a minimal font. Jimmie just opened a Google (...)

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