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Why Companies Like Apple Should Not Give Government Backdoor Access to Encrypted Customer Data

If you haven’t heard already, Apple has published an open letter explaining that the technology company will not be giving the U.S. Government access to their customer’s encrypted data. The government wants that data to use in law enforcement and anti-terrorism. … Continue reading

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Iranian Blogger Warns of Internet Centralization after 6 Years in Prison

In 2008, Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan was imprisoned by the Iranian government. He had been sentenced to 20 years, but he was unexpectedly released after 6 years. Having been isolated from the Internet for so long, he is dismayed by … Continue reading

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Conway’s Law + Wiio’s Laws = Software!

Conway’s Law: “Any organization that designs a system (defined broadly) will produce a design whose structure is a copy of the organization’s communication structure.” http://melconway.com/Home/Conways_Law.html I think there is a lot of merit in the idea that a designed system, … Continue reading

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Ends vs Means – The Problem With President Obama’s Call for Net Neutrality

The internet has been buzzing with discussion of President Obama’s recent call for Net Neutrality and the contrary reaction from some Republicans like Senator Ted Cruz. If you are not familiar with the term, I encourage you to read about Net … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Alliance of Big Data and Big Government? You Should Be.

Some time ago I wrote a bit about how the aggregate information that companies can gather from our behaviors can be used to uncover patterns and information that was previous impossible to imagine. Christopher Caldwell makes some very astute observations … Continue reading

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