My Year in Books 2019

TL;DR This is my rundown of my reading year - not on a book by book basis, but a few thoughts and recommendations. In 2019, I read a total of 30 books, which is about par for the course for me, a little more than last year, but nowhere near the 60+ books that all … Continue reading My Year in Books 2019

Boots On The Stairs

Why We Must Expect It To Happen Here In every part of the world, cybersecurity, data privacy, and digital ethics are very much on the agenda. I’ve noticed that it is a discussion with three main counterpoints, and a plethora of standpoints in between. First, there’s what I call the privacy first approach. Proponents of … Continue reading Boots On The Stairs

Your privacy policy (probably) sucks

Many of us have one. All of us have agreed to one. And they pretty much all suck. I'm talking privacy policies here. And the reason I think they suck is because of all the ones I've read (and I've read quite a few), they've all taken liberties that go beyond their core needs. But, … Continue reading Your privacy policy (probably) sucks

Blockchain for other people

Blockchain isn't just a technology for the rich, spoiled day traders of Bitcoin (see what I think of Bitcoin as an investment vessel here). FastCompany published their list of 17 ideas that they believe will change the world. Among a strong field, one service stood out to me: Banqu. An American based company that seeks … Continue reading Blockchain for other people

Tesla Autopilot Hacked with Paper

Curses, foiled again! Like, almost literally, foiled. A group of white hat hackers recently "hacked" a Tesla's Autopilot function, and forced it to swerve into the opposite lane. And they did this using only white stickers. Essentially, the Tesla Autopilot uses camera technology to keep an eye on, among other things, the while lane markers … Continue reading Tesla Autopilot Hacked with Paper

Smartwatches: we’re not there yet

Even with the latest generation of smartwatches, we're only scratching the surface of what they should be After a bunch of research, I recently picked up the 4th generation Apple Watch. I ended up with Apple's version of a smartwatch after having tried Samsung Gear (love the bezel navigation, but the choice of apps is … Continue reading Smartwatches: we’re not there yet