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October 2010


From Schneier on Security

Me on Cyberwar

Me on Cyberwar

During the cyberwar debate a few months ago, I said this:

If we frame this discussion as a war discussion, then what you do when there's a threat of war is you call in the military and you get military solutions. You get lockdown…


From Putting People First

Nokia building loyalty among the bankless

Nokia building loyalty among the bankless

The Register reports at length on Nokia’s move into Mobile Money. “For a technology company, Mobile Money is remarkably low-tech. Only the tiniest amount of bandwidth is necessary for a financial transaction, and it doesn’t need…


From Wild WebMink

Libert

Libert

In my “state of the FOSS world” comments during the opening plenary of Open World Forum in Paris recently, I observed how important it is to remember our founding principles. Modern France was founded on “Libert


From Putting People First

My Twitter feed

My Twitter feed

It is always a trade-off what to put on Putting People First, and what not. I try to make the call as best as I can. Whatever doesn’t cut the chase, but I still find interesting to share goes on my Twitter feed. Apparently it…


From Schneier on Security

Master's Theses in Homeland Security

Master's Theses in Homeland Security

This is a list of master's theses from the Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Homeland Defense and Security, this year.

Some interesting stuff in there.


From Putting People First

Data visualisation as an actionable tool in our lives

Data visualisation as an actionable tool in our lives

This week I watched the excellent online documentary “Journalism in the Age of Data“, which is a video report on data visualisation as a storytelling medium that Geoff McGhee created during a 2009-2010 Knight Journalism fellowship…


From The Eponymous Pickle

New Web Format

New Web Format

Google has developed a new web format called WebP to replace Jpeg. Why? Because they believe that it will greatly diminish storage space used for still images on the web, which they says comprises 40% of the storage used on…

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