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Friday, November 28, 2014

#Jestersblackphone Friday!

So, here is what I am willing to donate to Silent Circle forever! If I win #jestersblackphone.
1) The Silent Circle baseball cap. The original preproduction autographed brochure! The personal letter possibly the first written letter ever recorded  (not via email) to have a saying "Circle up." Oh and as "Journalist Zero," I have one more gift I would love to send to Silent Circle for the Museum or the office...On June 25th, 2014 the Supreme Court came back with a monumental ruling. http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/13-132_8l9c.pdf During that day, I placed an email to Silent Circle...later on that day I would receive a phone call that would change my life! Phil Zimmermann, the founder of Silent Circle, made a call to me directly! It was an amazing phone call. Which I would later document throughout my blogs....

So, as some of you may know, I am really huge on saving history. I know that from being a volunteer at a lighthouse many years  ago. The lesson I still carry with me to this day is when history is lost, it is lost forever! So, that brings me to this. If I win #jestersblackphone, I will gladly donate it forever to Silent Circle. History should be kept in museums, not in people's basements. That being said; I will also donate everything you see below.  Including the notes, I took while on the phone with Mr. Zimmermann.  If I do not win, hey that is cool. I will still be willing to donate my " Silent Circle Artifacts" to the circle. However, if you can cut me a discount on my current subscription that would rock! Well, as we have said from the beginning Circle up!

Today's Encryption forecast for Knox County

Good morning. Here is today's encryption forecast.  Highly recommending all precautions be taken when communicating with any reporters in  the St. Louis area. Knox County has many former reporters in that area. After monitoring cyber traffic last night it appears that due to the Ferguson shooting, many hackers are making everything in that area a target. At this time I would strongly advise high levels of encryption be implemented on all communications. Also, I think that with such a high amout of hackers going after St. Louis reporters, we in Knox County may get some "daisy chain." Meaning if they can hack into one reporter's communication device, then they will try to use that to hack into other reporters devices by slipping malware.

As for the color code of the day: Still at Red.

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Remember I am not an expert. This is just my opinion. Consult with an expert.