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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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Heartbleed Ripped a Hole in the Internet | VICE Canada ∞

First time that I’ve been quoted (extensively) in Vice!

Apr 10, 2014

A really good example of how services can, and should, warn users about how to respond to the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability.

Apr 9, 2014

Heartbleed bug found in key encryption technology risks exposing private data ∞

This was an absolute gift to intelligence agencies all over the world. And one that was - and is - being widely exploited in the wild by criminals and other unauthorized third-parties.

Apr 9, 2014

"The NSA can’t break Tor and it [ticks] them off. Most crypto drives the NSA batty,” [Bruce Schneier] said. “Encryption works and it works at scale. The NSA may have a large budget than all of the other intelligence agencies combined, but they are not made of magic. Our goal should be to make eavesdropping more expensive. We should have the goal of limiting bulk collection and forcing targeted collection."

– Bruce Schneier, quoted in Dennis Fisher, “The NSA is ‘not made of magic’

Feb 26, 2014

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