Security & Privacy

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First They Came for Our Zunes

// If private employees must agree to remote access of work issued devices like cellphones, laptops and tablets, shouldn’t the same security measures be in place for our government employees? In this quick blog post I try to look at the DOJ/Apple decryption debacle from another angle.

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Comey’s Backdoor: What We Got Wrong After Paris

// In this blog post, I’ll explore media and government reactions to acts of terror in both Paris and San Bernardino, California. FBI Director James Comey and California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein suggest radical changes to how we look at cryptography in the United States, often in direct defiance of security and civil rights experts.

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iMessaged You, and You Alone: End-to-End Encryption

//In this blog post, we’ll look into how your iPhone relies on end-to-end encryption, the differences between symmetrical and asymmetrical keys, and how the DOJ hopes to use this technology to thwart the bad guys. 

If you weren’t too busy buying a new mattress, RV or big screen TV this Labor Day Weekend, you may have come across a story from the New York […]

Social Security: Facebook Sweeps Latest Zero Day Under the Rug

// In this blog post, we’ll explore implications of the latest Facebook privacy vulnerability, the way media outlets covered the story, and the flippant response from Menlo Park.

In recent years, more and more users the world over are turning to mobile as their primary point of internet access. Well represented in that shift are both […]

Hungry Hungry HIPAA

In this post I'll explore some of the lesser known ramifications of big data and search optimization in the health care vertical - from the checkout line at Target all the way to nationally recognized health care organizations' marketing efforts. Then I'll layout a few ways users and content marketers can rethink their online behavior in pursuit of a more peaceful coexistence.

Filter Bubble

“The new internet not only knows you’re a dog; it knows your breed and wants to sell you a bowl of premium kibble” – Eli Pariser ‪#‎filterbubble‬

Reflections on the ’11 Spooky Facebook Thought Experiments

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I hate to ramble like this, but I’ve just got to weigh in on the ‘spooky’ Facebook social experiment coverage from Fall 2014. […]