I used to think that the idea of banning encryption was too absurd for discussion. Whenever a politician or government official suggested it, I figured it to be a ploy covering the real desire, which was not to ban encryption, but to require backdoors that would allow encrypted content to be accessed by government agencies. […]

Without thinking twice, mixing devops and cybersecurity is really tough to do. The goal of devops is going as fast as you can, while in security, we are taught to proceed with caution. However, both of these fields serve a higher authority — the business clients — and the businesses will only be served when/if […]

Last year, MIT computer scientists and Adobe engineers came together to try to solve a major problem that many companies face: bit-rot. A good example is Adobe’s successful Photoshop photo editor, which just celebrated its 25th birthday. Over the years Photoshop had accumulated heaps of code that had been optimized for what is now old […]

Modern application development owes much to the growth of the development operations (devops) movement and the automation tools it has delivered. Instead of just writing code, developers now need to think in terms the tools they’re using — and how they fit together in a flow from initial idea to a live application. The container is […]

Behavioral psychiatrists say that virtually all people lie. Most are little white lies to protect the feelings of others. Some lies are acts of commission — a deliberate statement of untruth — whereas others are lies of omission. In the latter case, someone tells an absolutely true fact, but leaves out a very important related […]

Following the revelations that have shown major flaws in Facebook’s privacy settings with regard to linking your mobile number, security experts are now calling for the company to get serious about protecting users. The issue relates to Facebook and one security researcher’s discovery about the impact of a person’s profile being linked with their mobile […]

Most of us get to be thoroughly relieved that our e-mails weren’t in the Ashley Madison database. But don’t get too comfortable. Whatever secrets you have, even the ones you don’t think of as secret, are more likely than you think to get dumped on the Internet. It’s not your fault, and there’s largely nothing […]

We are entering yet another new era for the Internet —  a very sad pessimistic one. You don’t have to take my word for it at all, but you should at least think about it and consider what I am about to discuss. A crop of new ideas have been coming out, and it paints […]