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Quirks in Tech

An informal space where I think about the oddities of technology, politics, and privacy. Also some other stuff.

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Obama signs “BuySecure” initiative to speed EMV adoption in the US | Ars Technica ∞

It’s always nice to see the US racing to catch up to where the rest of the world’s been at for many, many years. And all it’s taken have been a serious of catastrophic data breaches!

Oct 19, 2014

Crypto certificates impersonating Google and Yahoo pose threat to Windows users ∞

Yet another reason why (a) the certificate authority system is broken; (b) Microsoft is stuck trying to fix problems that it (partially) brings upon itself; (c) Chrome is arguably the most secure — if not privacy protective — of the major Web browsers.

Jul 10, 2014

Quebec’s organized-crime crackdown hinges on BlackBerry intercepts ∞

Over 1 million PIN to PIN messages intercepted. Hopefully consumers will begin to realize that Blackberry has largely been blowing smoke about the security of their consumer-grade backend infrastructure.

Jun 12, 2014

Privacy Levels ∞

One (user-friendly) way of considering a gradient of ‘privacy levels’ for the Internet. Certainly a reasonable way of thinking about things generally. 

May 27, 2014

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