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Wild idea: @mozilla $100 million open-source security project

In light of the #heartbleed bug: Mozilla could: get $5m from Google $5m from Facebook $5m from Amazon, IBM, Yahoo etc. etc. get $1m each from Fidelity, and BofA and all the banks get $1m each from the major e-commerce sites and from anybody who uses open-source code for their business and really gets hurt…

Digital signatures on JSON payloads — let’s call it ‘jsonsig’

I'm finding myself wanting to digitally sign JSON content, keeping the signature and metadata inside the JSON file, and I'm largely coming up empty looking for a solution that exists already. I only found: Camlistore: it signs JSON documents but creates an "outer wrapper". It's also a bit too specific to Camlistore for my needs.…

Argh, which website accounts do I have?

A few years ago my problem was how to manage the passwords of 200+ on-line accounts. It's gotten worse. Now I don't remember what on-line accounts I have! Just now Paypal indicated to me that I apparently used to have a Paypal account with a certain e-mail address (that I've used for 10+ years). I…

2014 — The Year of Technology Backlash?

This past year, we learned that just about every device we own can be, or already has been rooted by others, and just about anything we do on-line is being recorded and kept around for years. Our movements are recorded, and our (intentional or accidential) fellow travelers. And something as simple as visiting a website…

Global war in your pocket

Imagine you are the Chinese government, and you read the various Snowden stories this summer. What are you going to do? For argument's sake, let's pretend that the Chinese government was perfectly innocent and totally oblivious to any of this before. I cannot imagine that they would do anything other than immediately start a crash…