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 […]

Is this a legit Fortnite V-Buck site? Probably not.

Fortnite has caused quite the security kerfuffle. Between releasing the Android app outside the Google Play Store, and an insane desire for V-Bucks, scams are running rampant. Wired put out this article yesterday entitled Fortnite scams are even worse than you thought, and it made me sad that people are being tricked (that’s for tomorrow […]

Short Codes (aka Messages & Two Factor Authentication from Random Five to Six Digit Numbers)

There are some cool new security features in the latest versions of iOS and Android to help you keep your accounts secure. Android’s updated Messages app and iMessage in iOS 12 both bring simplified one-time passcodes and two factor authentication (2FA) management. iMessage – iOS 12   Android Messages   With both Apple and Google […]

Google, Data Privacy, and Unconscious Oversharing

Google is tracking your location. Did we not already realize this? Yesterday the Associate Press released a story titled Google tracks your movements, whether you like it or not. The gist of the article is there are at least two settings on your Google account relevant to your location, “Location History” and “Web and App […]

How Asia (and social networking) Works

After over three years on the bookshelf, I finally picked up the Bill Gates recommended, How Asia Works by Joe Studwell. The review sparked my interest in the book then, but the intrigue was rekindled recently when I discovered Strange Parts on YouTube (don’t ask how it took me so long to find Scotty). Seeing another […]