Tom Standage—author of the brilliant book The Victorian Internet—relates a tale of how the Chappe optical telegraph was hacked in 19th century France, thereby making it one of the earliest recorded instances of a cyber attack.
You just know that this will end up being made into a film one day. It’s like a downmarket Mr. Robot.
Ant told us this harrowing story in the office two weeks ago. I honestly can’t imagine what it would be like to be in this situation.
Beautiful mapping visualisations of crime data.
When localisation attacks. This is like a more morbid Douglas Adams vignette.
Someone tried to mug James Duncan Davidson to get his TED pass.
Making the link between good product design and discouraging crime.
Yet more on the events I blogged about down the street, again from the local newspaper.
Here's the local paper's take on the happenings on my street that I blogged about.
The somewhat lightweight BBC report of the incident I blogged about earlier. "Reports of a man with a knife threatening and chasing people": that's me (the reports, I mean).
Unbelievable. Annoying someone via the Internet is now a federal crime in the USA. Bye, bye, whistle blowers.