Confidence: The currency of acceleration
No matter if you have a million dollars or a billion dollars to burn, it’s confidence, not capital, that should...
2020 and the black-box ballot box
One of the scarier notions in the world today is the prospect of American voting machines being compromised at scale:...
We’re all doomed, 2019 edition
Every year the great and good (and bad) of the hacker/information-security world descend on Las Vegas for a week of...
Big Tech Needs to Use Hazardous Materials
Opinion: Tech users don’t have time to read novel-length terms of service. Give them a danger icon that tells them...
The Russians are coming! The Russians are …...
Did you know that Russia’s security services, particularly those related to hacking / information security, have...
Your security team is probably an infuriating...
Security is empty, meaningless theater — or, at least, that’s the lesson taught to most employees of most...
Indie developer flooded with racist, misogynist...
The two developers of an indie game called Ooblets have been subjected to "tens of thousands if not hundreds of...
On the Amazon panopticon
Last year, “Amazon employees met with ICE officials … to market the company’s facial recognition...
Don’t Ask How to Pay for Climate Change....
Opinion: Asking presidential candidates *how* they'll pay for the cost of climate change is naive. We should be asking,...
As tech changes homelessness, libraries roll with...
The warmth and quiet of the library have ever been a draw for those suffering from homelessness, but the past decade...
John Ratcliffe Is a Dangerous Pick for Director...
The director of national intelligence's main job is to speak truth to power. Trump's nominee, John Ratcliffe, seems...
The dreaded 10x, or, how to handle exceptional...
The “10x engineer.” Shudder. Wince. I have rarely seen my Twitter feed unite against an idea so loudly, or...
Capital One’s breach was inevitable, because we...
Another day, another massive data breach. This time it’s the financial giant and credit card issuer Capital One,...
What will happen when the bad times come?
Here in America we are now in the longest economic expansion in history. That doesn’t mean it’s about to...
9 reasons the Facebook FTC settlement is a joke
The FTC just announced the details of its settlement agreement with Facebook over years of privacy practices in...
Don’t hold your breath for the moon
In the house in which I grew up, a single framed newspaper front page loomed over us. “MAN ON MOON“, it...
What Happens When Reproductive Tech Like IVF Goes...
Opinion: Freezers fail. Samples are mislabeled. Embryos get switched. But a lack of regulation leaves those harmed by...
Don’t blame flawed Silicon Valley for the rot...
The techlash is well underway. Blame Facebook! Blame Google! Blame Amazon! (Apple and Microsoft still seem relatively...
How Phone Taps and Swipes Train Us to Be Better...
Opinion: Smartphone interfaces train our motions, closing the gap between our bodies and our virtual selves. But what...
Someone is wrong on the Internet
You wake up, and check your phone, and see a new condemnation. Some awful person has said something outrageously...