Designing the Internet

Reading Time: 1 minute David D Clark was involved in the designing the internet as it moved into the commercial sphere. He rose to prominence in the 1980s through to the mid-1990s. In the talk at Google’s Mountain View campus he goes over much of the process. The things he says about network economics and security is particularly interesting. … Read moreDesigning the Internet

This wasn’t the internet we envisaged

Reading Time: 6 minutes The debate over privacy on Facebook got me thinking about the internet we envisaged. Reading media commentary on Tim Cook’s recent address at Duke University prodded me into action. What do I mean by we? I mean the people who: Wrote about the internet from the mid-1990s onwards Developed services during web 1.0 and web … Read moreThis wasn’t the internet we envisaged

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Reading Time: 4 minutes Naughty List – Secured.fyi – Alpha – great simple checklist for n00bs. The answer per platform needs more nuance Justice Dept. Revives Push to Mandate a Way to Unlock Phones – The New York Times – Clipper Chip style bullshit that is bad for consumers and governments since it will be broken and used by … Read moreICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

ICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

Reading Time: 1 minute Happy St Patricks Day, here’s the crock of gold from around the web for you. Amazon: The Making of a Giant | WSJ – Today, the AI assistant has more than 30,000 skills available on its store and can be used to control more than 4,000 smart-home devices from 1,200 different brands. (paywall) The battle … Read moreICYMI | 万一你错过了| 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우

You are not safe

Reading Time: 2 minutes I have been catching up on Halt and Catch Fire. It is a fiction based on various aspects of Silicon Valley lore. I have enjoyed watching it immensely to a point. I was especially struck by  episode eight in the third series. One of the main characters in series three hacks his employer and releases … Read moreYou are not safe