Interesting things I read on the Internet this week
World After Capital — Fascinating glimpse of the future. I need to get past the introduction…
Mythology about security… — Debunking the myth that early Internet pioneers didn’t consider security.
Do What You Love and Starve? — Very desirable jobs tend to be poorly paid due to people willing to do them for cheap or free.
The smart security behind the GB Smart Metering System — Excellent semi-technical read from GCHQ about the crypto design behind the new smart meters.
Don’t Give Away Historic Details About Yourself — Seemingly harmless quizzes find out the name of your first pet, street, whatever, and use them to defeat those silly security questions some sites still use.
Google Analytics with Do Not Track — (I wrote) how to disable Google Analytics (and others) for people using Do Not Track.
World’s first electrified road for charging vehicles opens in Sweden — I love that Sweden is just getting on with it.
How To Decide What To Work On — Some good thoughts about building products.
Chinese man caught by facial recognition at pop concert — Once you wire up all those CCTV cameras to facial recognition, you’ve got the ultimate tool for population control.
Russia: Move to block Telegram the latest blow in government assault on freedom of expression online — Russia’s working hard to prevent their population avoiding surveillance.
A Sleeping Alexa Can Listen for More Than Just Her Name — What else might Alexa wake up to? Would we ever know? I’m steering clear.
The Internet Apologizes … — Inteview snippets with mostly Silicon Valley product people plus Richard Stallman.