Learnings From My First Conference Talk

This past Tuesday I gave my first conference talk at View Source in Amsterdam! It was an awesome experience at an amazing venue in a rainy city where people from all corners of the web came together to discuss many of the challenges, opportunities, and learnings for browsers, web development and the overall landscape of […]

Flash Seats Usability, Security, and Privacy

The Quora Conundrum Quora reported a data breach earlier this month and the company outlined the stolen data, what they are doing, and what you can do in an email to those affected: The following information of yours may have been compromised: Account and user information, e.g. name, email, IP, user ID, encrypted password, user account […]

Facebook Privacy Report from The New York Times

As Facebook is upending the journalism industry, the New York Times is continues their campaign of exposing Facebook’s questionable data use. Summary from The Download via the MIT Technology Review https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/612642/facebook-gave-more-than-150-companies-special-access-to-your-data/

Google transferred ownership of Duck.com to DuckDuckGo

This made quite the ruffle today when Google transferred the domain duck.com to the privacy focused search engine DuckDuckGo. Google’s ownership of Duck.com was previously a source of frustration for DuckDuckGo, when it would redirect users to Google’s rival homepage instead of DuckDuckGo. Google kindly tried to clear up this confusion in July by adding […]

What the Marriott Breach Says About Security

Your personal data is already stolen. Here’s what you need to be doing: if you are the type of person who likes to re-use passwords, then you definitely need to be using a password manager freezing your credit files with the major credit bureaus, and regularly ordering free copies of your credit file from annualcreditreport.com […]

How Criminals Steal $37 Billion a Year

It is increasingly difficult to trust someone calling from a phone call you don’t recognize. Not only are scammers calling from numbers that seem to be in your area, but they are also impersonating family members in distress. The dirty little secret about elder exploitation is that almost 60 percent of cases involve a perpetrator who […]

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Yuval Noah Harari on the Talks at Google podcast (and in video form) He’s marketing his new book extremely well and a New York Times interview on the subject garnered attention: It made him sad, he told me, to see people build things that destroy their own societies, but he works every day to maintain […]