Information Security training for fun and profit

I was recently asked to conduct security training for a group of journalists with little or no IT background who were concerned about the integrity and availability of their data as well as security in communicating with their sources and each other. Since it was quite an interesting experience I decided to write this blog post to sum up what I learned by conducting this training.

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Mapillary workflow for JOSM and Open Street Map

Mapillary is the new Sweden based crowd courced Street View alternative that has taken the Open Street Map world by storm. One of the main feature according to their legal page is that all the photos are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License with special permission to derive both photos and GPS data for use with Open Street Map. This post contains a brief writeup of a workflow I use to input information into JOSM.

TL;DR: line up the editor and mapillary using aerial imagery for best result.

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The inevitable demise of Thai democracy

I December 2013 I had written a blog post analyzing a series of surveys conducted at political rallies and it’s implication for Democratic Development in Thailand, stating my concern that a significant part of the PDRC supporters support authoritarian rule and this could lead to a slide in Democracy. With more recent data, post-coup, prospects for democratic consolidation is actually worse than what had been anticipated.

TL;DR: For democracy to survive, 70% of mass public needs to be committed to it. Only 3.10% of Thais are.

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Updated Workflow for OpenStreetMap + MozStumblerระบบงานใหม่สำหรับ OpenStreetMap + MozStumbler

After being dead for a long time my Galaxy S3 performed a miraculous recovery so I decided to bring it back as part of my Open Street Maps workflow. This post shares my experience in using these tools for capturing data for OpenStreetMaps and Mozilla Stumbler

หลังจากที่ดับไปเป็นเวลาหลายเดือน ตอนนี้Samsung Galaxy S3ของผมได้ฟื้นคืนชีพขึ้นมาใหม่ ผมก็เลยตัดสินใจลองเอาเข้ามาเป็นส่วนหนึ่งของระบบงาน OpenStreetmap ดู บทความนี้แบ่งปันระบบงานใหม่ล่าสุดที่ผมใช้ในนการเก็บข้อมูลสำหรับโปรเจกต์ openstreetmap และ Mozilla Stumbler

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