These are the things I've written that are tagged "security"

Schneier on Security: Our Newfound Fear of Risk

03 September 2013

Bruce Schneier: We’re afraid of risk. It’s a normal part of life, but we’re increasingly unwilling to accept it at any level. So we turn to technology to protect us. The problem is that technological security measures aren’t free. They cost money, of course, but they cost other things as well. They often don’t provide […]

Stop Watching Us

11 June 2013

The revelations about the National Security Agency’s surveillance apparatus, if true, represent a stunning abuse of our basic rights. We demand the U.S. Congress reveal the full extent of the NSA’s spying programs. Sign the letter to congress, follow them on Twitter.

Does Airport Security Really Make Us Safer?

22 December 2011

Vanity Fair says no: As you stand in endless lines this holiday season, here’s a comforting thought: all those security measures accomplish nothing, at enormous cost. That’s the conclusion of Charles C. Mann, who put the T.S.A. to the test with the help of one of America’s top security experts. Experts like Bruce Schneier have […]

TextSecure

20 December 2011

Sounds good: TextSecure is a replacement for the standard text messaging application, allowing you to send and receive text messages as normal. Why isn’t this built-in to Android? or iOS for that matter? or everything?

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