I'm picking up where I left off here. In the introduction I discussed online privacy and technology. What I didn't mention in that initial post was an insight from Bruce Schneier. Large corporate institutions and the government (at least in the US) cooperate in order to evade the law. Public institutions are restricted from collecting some … Continue reading Tin Foil Hat – Part I “Nothing to Hide”
"20% Time" is purportedly done at Google depending on who you ask. This is not surprising in a large organization, which tend to become more controlling over time, but hey Microsoft, "Don't Be Evil." I like to hammer on Google because they are the perfect exemplar of just how fast you can go from daring, … Continue reading A Machine That Goes of Itself
This is a useful initiative. What is to keep the FCC from simply writing a regulation that bans the activity once criminals start using it? The many must be punished for the few. It would not surprise me: Across the US, from Maryland to Seattle, work is underway to construct user-owned wireless networks that will … Continue reading Meshnets
In a very interesting post Mathew Green discusses varies ways to have cryptographic functions still serve the function of the overlord by permitting access voluntarily/involuntarily.
It appears to be difficult to collect a decent royalty these days especially from Pandora. Of course, Pandora thinks they pay too much and like all corporate toads have gone to Congress with their hat in hand and their million dollar lobbyist to request a special law that benefits them. Why won't these companies just … Continue reading The Amateur Expects Nothing
Google is testing a new service Google Mine where you tell them everything you own and like so you can share it with advertisers and thieves your friends. What could go wrong? Next up is Google Panopticon where they record every element of your life from dawn to dusk, cradle to grave so advertisers can … Continue reading Google Mine
Facebook is like a drunk college student who shows up at a party uninvited and when caught rifling the medicine cabinet belches his contempt for you. This article at ZDNet indicates that they have alienated many more users of their service but not quite their customers, (not to be confused with the users). Facebook is … Continue reading Faceblech