FAQ Categories: Internet


What is the Bilodeau sieve?

The Bilodeau sieve is an identity/identify concept, created by Robert J. Sawyer. From Wonder, the 3rd instalment of the WWW-trilogy by Robert J. Sawyer: The Bilodeau sieve, developed by Marie Bilodeau of the RCMP, was based on a simple premise: the specific websites and blogs regularly accessed by a person are idiosyncratic to that person. …

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Is PPTP insecure?

Yes. PPTP is (and always has been) insecure. It is a very common protocol (present in Microsoft Windows ever since Windows 95). There are several known security issues with PPTP, and it’s likely that intelligence agencies (and perhaps others?) decrypt PPTP with ease. It may be easy to set up and available on many platforms, …

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How do I prevent robots from indexing my site?

The quick way to prevent robots visiting your site is put these two lines into the /robots.txt file on your server: User-agent: * Disallow: / but this only helps with well-behaved robots.

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