Its been a rough few years for someone who tries to be an optimist on the internet, but if I can’t always be upbeat i’ll settle for opinionated. We’ve had to contend with the revelations of the massive Snowden leaks, Huge data leaks from the Public and Private Sector, and now a flood of very… Read More It’s Too Late To Stop Encrypting Now
I’m two weeks into a new position and i’ve set up my local environment: Two laughing Buddha statues sit under my 27 inch monitor whilst joyfully hoisting bowls over their heads. My chair is adjusted for a generous recline (slouching is good for you) and my desk situated mostly at a constant height ideal for… Read More Setting up my local environment
Its time for a fresh podcast as I can’t stay silent for too long! Apple is challenged by the FBI to weaken the security of the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhones, but it could set a dangerous precident for both privacy and security for all Apple customers going forward. And on the VR and AR front everyone throws… Read More Episode #11 – Should Apple Crack their own security? And VR goes big.
Privacy is the big underpinning issue of the last decade and coming century, but since it’s being defined in a largely non-visible space (software) its not drawing nearly the attention and sex appeal of other divisive issues of our time. That’s why its so important that Tim Cook made a big and definitive statement on… Read More Now we’re Tim Cookin’: Encryption in America
I spent the last week in Iceland the same idea kept cropping up: Businesses and by extension products don’t trust people enough I think this is a byproduct of the idea that every business should be able to capture every customer, if only things are spelled out plainly and loudly enough. By assuming that you… Read More The Trust Gap
I give my numerical review of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, discuss the implications of the FAA’s Drone Registration rules on privacy, Netflix rolls out new compression algorithms to deliver more entertainment with less bandwidth, Dating sites get hacked (no a different one this time), someone develops metal that is 99% air by… Read More Episode #10 – Star Wars, SpaceX, Netflix Algorithms… and more
Do you own a drone? Do you plan on owning a drone at some point in the future? Do you live in the United States or its territories? Bad news: Its very likely that your name and address will be publicly available in a government maintained database. You will of course be billed $5 by… Read More Drone Papers, Please