Archive for September, 2016

BILD GETS NASTY!

September 28, 2016

Now they won’t let me read the headlines because I’ve turned off my java script! – the second biggest threat to online security (the first being unique identifier headers – perma-cookies).

Needless to say I went to one of the many other newspaper sites which don’t make such restrictions.

BILD INFO MESSAGE:
Why can’t I see bild.de. You have deactivated java script for your browser. Activate java script now to read our articles again.

PERMA-COOKIES

Two Ways Your ISP Is Spying on You and How to Be Safe [10 x SurfEasy Total VPN + BlackBerry Z10 Giveaway]

SOUND GRIPE:

September 10, 2016

BLOCKBUSTER!

I recently had occasion to visit a German newspaper site and was disappointed and annoyed that I was blocked from reading the articles! The reason being that I have an ad-blocker installed. However if I were so desperate to read this particular newspaper they would let me if I signed up for a subscription at a cost of €19.99 per year. For this very reasonable price, I would get the paper up to twice as fast and with up to 90% less ads. Is this extortion or sound commercial sense? The paper has to make money somehow and not everyone has an ad-blocker; have they tried charging the merchants double for delivering their ads? Somehow getting my debit card out and stumping up the money would leave me feeling slightly “poorly”. I would rather go to the news-stand and pay for a “real” paper which you can feel and which stays where you put it and slowly turns yellow over the ages – and the ads don’t blink, flash or give you an epileptic fit! The site in question is “BILD.de”.

BLOCK TV ADS:

I’ve not tried this device but the company states that it will block ads on a TV set.
http://www.tvadblocker.co.uk

IMAGES FROM A TRIP TO ITALY

September 4, 2016

PISA:

pisa-photo1106

http://www.4shared.com/folder/iTDOpWcI/PISA.html

THE LEANING TOWER:

Photo1208

http://www.4shared.com/folder/m1zvqdEs/TOWER.html

LUCCA:

IMG_20100101_054524

http://www.4shared.com/folder/U518q6xc/LUCCA.html