The Music Mentality

Music connects you with others, lifts your spirits, and inspires. Recently, listening to music inspired me to try making music. There is still so much to learn, but I’ve been able to make decent progress despite a quarantine and the obstacles it has presented, by seeking knowledge passed along by musicians online. To continue connecting, […]

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 […]