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Evan Kohlmann
From Schneier on Security

Evan Kohlmann

Interesting profile of Evan Kohlmann: Evan Kohlmann spends his days lurking in the darkest corners of the Internet, where jihadists recruit sympathizers from across...

Free E Books from Microsoft
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Free E Books from Microsoft

I “borrowed” this list from the  Microsoft UK Higher Education blog (Free Microsoft ebooks) Most of  these I have linked to in the past but it is nice to have a...

Cloud Risks Article Available
From Wild WebMink

Cloud Risks Article Available

My article on learning from the Wikileaks experience and managing the risks of cloud computing is now available in the Essays section.

Internet users say, Don
From Putting People First

Internet users say, Don

Most Americans don’t want to be tracked on the Internet and are unwilling to trade their privacy for web ads that are tailored to their interests. So suggest the...

Vinimaya Introduces New Capabilities
From The Eponymous Pickle

Vinimaya Introduces New Capabilities

I have mentioned the Vinimaya virtual marketplace package in this blog a number of times.   Talked to them about their system.   A number of new capabilities have...

Google Latitude App
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Latitude App

Introduced for the IPhone, the Google Latitude App.  What this does is share information about the locations of friends that permit it.  Obvious applications for...

QR Codes as Magnet for Shoppers
From The Eponymous Pickle

QR Codes as Magnet for Shoppers

A short Phil Lempert article: QR Codes as a Magnet for Tech Savvy Shoppers with some excellent examples:"Supermarkets will soon have a potentially powerful way...

White House Issues Federal IT Reform Plan
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

White House Issues Federal IT Reform Plan

Last Thursday the national Chief Information Officer (CIO), Vivek Kundra, issued an implementation plan for reforming federal information technology. It's a very...

Proprietary Encryption in Car Immobilizers Cracked
From Schneier on Security

Proprietary Encryption in Car Immobilizers Cracked

This shouldn't be a surprise: Karsten Nohl's assessment of dozens of car makes and models found weaknesses in the way immobilisers are integrated with the rest...

Sometimes CCTV Cameras Work
From Schneier on Security

Sometimes CCTV Cameras Work

Sex attack caught on camera. Hamilton police have arrested two men after a sex attack on a woman early today was caught on the city's closed circuit television...

From Computational Complexity

Math- Old School

In the last month we have reported on NEW RESULTS by Williams, Katz and Guth, Sanders, and Pinkerton and Setra. For a change of pace lets look at some really OLD...

Out of our brains
From Putting People First

Out of our brains

Andy Clark, professor of logic and metaphysics in the School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences at Edinburgh University, Scotland, wonders whether...

The internet and the
From Putting People First

The internet and the

As part of a new CNN series on internet and the end of privacy, John D. Sutter reflects on the world of public living — where most everything about a person’s habits...

Designing for collaborative consumption
From Putting People First

Designing for collaborative consumption

Michelle Thorne, international project manager at Creative Commons, spoke at TEDxKreuzberg on Designing for Collaborative Consumption. She posted her slides and...

Antikythera Mechanism in Legos
From The Eponymous Pickle

Antikythera Mechanism in Legos

A very sharp correspondent points me to the post on the fastcodesign site about building a model of the Antikythera mechanism using legos. Watch an Apple Engineer...

Self Service Business Intelligence
From The Eponymous Pickle

Self Service Business Intelligence

ComputerWorld article on self service business intelligence.  Low cost, easy to use tools are becoming more common. " ... It's all about helping business users...

CRB Check Backlash
From Schneier on Security

CRB Check Backlash

Against stupid CRB checks: Last January, Annabel Hayter, chairwoman of Gloucester Cathedral Flower Guild, received an email saying that she and her 60 fellow flower...

Interesting Links 13 December 2010
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 13 December 2010

Did you do anything special for Computer Science Education week last week? The one thing I did was to host a group of about 40 students from Easthampton (MA) high...

The Rise of Scientific Journalism
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

The Rise of Scientific Journalism

Dissidents from the Wikileaks have founded a competing organization called OpenLeaks. This new organization would differ from Wikileaks in two important ways: (1)...

Mary Oliver Poetry Reading
From Wild WebMink

Mary Oliver Poetry Reading

I was delighted to have found a video of my favourite poet Mary Oliver reading her own poetry at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on August 4, 2001. The...
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