π, Awareness, DataVis, VAST 2013, Moar data! & GReader Machinations

Far too many interesting bits to spam on Twitter individually but each is worth getting the word out on:

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– It’s [π Day](https://www.google.com/search?q=pi+day)*
– Unless you’re living in a hole, you probably know that [Google Reader is on a death march](http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21785378). I’m really liking self-hosting [Tiny Tiny RSS](https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CDEQFjAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fgithub.com%2Fgothfox%2FTiny-Tiny-RSS&ei=YtlBUfOLJvLe4AOHtoDIAQ&usg=AFQjCNGwtEr8slx-i0vNzhQi4b4evRVXFA&bvm=bv.43287494,d.dmg) so far, and will follow up with a standalone blog post on it.
@jayjacobs & I are speaking soon at both [SOURCE Boston](http://www.sourceconference.com/boston/) & [Secure360](http://secure360.org/). We hope to have time outside the talk to discuss security visualization & analysis with you, so go on and register!
– Speaking of datavis, [VizSec 2013](http://www.vizsec.org/) is on October 14th in Atlanta, GA this year and the aligned [VAST 2013 Challenge](http://vacommunity.org/VAST+Challenge+2013) (via @ieeevisweek) will have another infosec-themed mini-challenge. Watch that space, grab the data and start analyzing & visualizing!
– If you’re in or around Boston, it’d be great to meet you at @openvisconf on May 16-17.
– Majestic SEO has released a new data set for folks to play with: [a list of the top 100,000 websites broken down by the country in which they are hosted](http://blog.majesticseo.com/research/top-websites-by-country/). It requires a free reg to get the link, but no spam so far. (h/t @teamcymru)
– And, finally, @MarketplaceAPM aired a [good, accessible story](http://www.marketplace.org/topics/tech/who-pays-bill-cyber-war) on “Who pays the bill for a cyber war?”. I always encourage infosec industry folk to listen to shows like Marketplace to see how we sound to non-security folk and to glean ways we can communicate better with the people we are ultimately trying to help.

*Image via davincismurf
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