Is radical transparency the best solution to expose injustice in this technocratic world, a world that is changing faster than law can keep up with? That question became even more relevant to me, a privacy activist, when I found myself in the WikiLeaks archive, because I worked at Hacking Team nine years ago.
The WSJ is reporting that the FBI uses super slick hacker tactics and tools to spy on people. It can get pretty dirty. Like, according to a former US official, the ability to "remotely activate the microphones in phones running Google's Android software to record conversations" dirty.
LogMeIn Ignition, an excellent remote access app, is now available in the Android Market for $30. Of the many apps that let us monitor our public domain movie torrents on the go, LogMeIn's long been a Giz favorite.
There's only so much a processor can handle at once. That's why we keep our home PC powered on while we're at sleep or at the office. Forget about energy savings—a powerful PC is meant to be utilized!
LogMeIn has taken their awesome remote access desktop app and ported it to the iPhone and iPod Touch—allowing one click control of your PC or Mac from anywhere.
Click to viewAlthough using iBrickr or iFuntastic to get files and applications on and off your iPhone is fine, it's sort of a pain to have to dock it every single time you've got a new NES ROM you want to play. There's an easier way thanks to SSH, the remote command line tool that Linux and Unix users have been using…
Unlike VNC clients where you actually control the desktop from the iPhone, Soonr is offering a web-based AJAX web app that lets you access parts of your desktop instead. What's better about this approach is that the UI is customized for the iPhone display, so there's little scrolling around to find the thing you want.