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My concern about current NSA practices

Don’t you find someone looking over your shoulder unnerving? That’s how I feel about the NSA’s current practices. I don’t like getting too involved in politics as it can lead to contentious confrontations, but I think this issue concerns just about everybody.

Comments on the tao of jaklumen are closed– please come visit me at TechsWrite, and please, read. I’ve kept things short and to the point. How much you get involved beyond that I leave up to you.

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TechsWrite: The Helpful Techie

I generally try to avoid talking politics. It usually leads to confrontations.

I sometimes make exceptions when I think it’s warranted, however.

Two years ago, I wrote Why SOPA/PIPA worries me. I also participated in WP’s blackout option– I had my blogs covered with a black screen for a period of time.

Again, I’ll share a video like I did in the aforementioned post:

Or perhaps it’s easier to sum things up by this abstruse goose comic:

What does the NSA intend to do with all that data?

For more information, see: https://thedaywefightback.org/

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This one’s for bizigal– but comments are closed here.
Please come on over and show this other blog I write some love, especially if you could use a little tech advice, or are interested in my wanderings in the wonderful world of technology.

TechsWrite: The Helpful Techie

I got a message from one of my readers at the tao of jaklumen:

…I had some kind of system going where when you made a post and before you published it, you could scroll down to the bottom right and there would be other blogs that you could reference and pictures. I can’t figure out for the life of me what happened to that function.

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This is Zemanta, a third-party tool that gave suggestions for pictures, tags, URL links, and related WordPress blog posts. Thirteen days ago, WordPress announced that they were removing Zemanta integration.

It’s a closed sticky on the WordPress forums (yes, click that link above to see more information).

I liked Zemanta.  Did you like it, too?

Here’s the options as I understand them:

  1. Download the browser extension at the Zemanta website
  2. Use the native Related Posts feature in WordPress, and wait for…

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