Where Luciano uses a bunch of Linux command line tools to extract data from Wikipedia, I thought I’d demonstrate pulling the same data using Python and XPath. Once I discovered using XPath in Python, my online data collection for research became a whole lot easier! Continue reading →
How are businesses and organisations handling your email? I know how they’re handling mine!
For about 10 years I’ve used “burnable email addresses”. These are email addresses that I can use and expire. They are unique to every relationship between me and another organisation, business or blog that I register with. This means I know who’s got my email and if they’ve leaked it. I know if they’ve shared if or if they’re spamming it.
I guess that makes me a living honeypot? But, unlike many automated honeypots that try to trap malicious users, the data from my email servers are based on real-world interactions between myself and others. Continue reading →