Microsoft’s New Privacy Statement Is Appalling

As Microsoft shifts their products into the “cloud” generation it seems they have decided that your data is their data. The recent release of Windows 10 has brought attention to their privacy statement which says: Finally, we will access, disclose and preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other […]

“Welcome to Uganda Telecom”

Something a little close to home from Jacob Appelbaum‘s talk at the Chaos Computer Congress in Hamburg yesterday. During a section about GSM spoofing equipment used by the NSA, he mentions one epic fail by the UK GCHQ. Apparently they set up fake GSM equipment at the Ecuadorian embassy in London (where Julian Assange has […]

New member of the Mjanja family

I picked up a new Lenovo ThinkPad T420; it’s fast, feels great, and I’m loving it! It came with Windows 7 preinstalled, but I’ve never been a Windows guy and I ain’t about to start now. Within an hour of unboxing it I had installed Ubuntu 11.04 and compiled the latest stable Linux kernel: [aorth@ndechu: […]

Passion is contagious

Note: this was originally posted on my other blog, where I write about living and working in Nairobi, Kenya. I’ve cross posted it here so people understand why I created Mjanja Tech. Anyone who knows me hata kidogo (even a little!) can tell you I love Linux. While it certainly is true, I’m stoked about […]