WannaCry is yet another systematic breakdown in security: the blame, though, is less with Microsoft and end users — nor the government — but rather a mismatched business model.
There have been significant developments when it comes to the debate over security, in which reasonable people can disagree; unsurprisingly it is on the verge of shifting to a debate about encryption. This is a fight that has only one right answer.
The FBI has successfully unlocked the San Bernardino iPhone. Now the question is if they will say how. Still, I think this debate will now go away for quite a while. Then, Sony is making a new PS4 which makes sense given the changing market, even though it’s risky.
Tumblr’s failure is so profound that the reasons why deserve a deeper exploration. And, might said lessons apply to Snapchat? Plus important developments in Apple versus the FBI.
Apple versus FBI is being framed as a debate between privacy and security. In fact, though, there is a powerful argument to be made that Apple’s position is the more secure one for the United States.
Apple clarified off-the-record that new phones would also be covered by the precedent of the FBI’s request, which explains why they are drawing a line in the sand. Said line, though, is not about encryption. That is important because encryption could be the ultimate victim.
Apple is in a face-off with the FBI; understanding what is at issue, and the long-term risks Apple faces.
(Legitimate) iOS has been hit by malware for the first time. It’s a big deal because it gets at the heart of why the App Store is so important not just to Apple but to the entire industry. Plus, how on earth did this happen, and what will happen next?
Moore’s Law has officially hit a slow-down. The more important question is why — and it is necessarily as bad a thing as we expected? Plus, the latest Android vulnerability points to a big Apple advantage and the implications of tradeoffs.
Good morning, I’m writing this through my tears as Wisconsin lost in last night’s national men’s basketball championship. I will say, one thing I’m grateful for when it comes to living abroad is that I am by necessity a lot less invested in sports than I used to be; morose is far better than incapacitated, […]