Tag Archives: security

Building Blockchains of Trust

I recommend this good article on how the concept of the blockchain (the root of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin) works as a distributed database, improving trust and removing cost by eliminating the need for third parties. I can imagine using this … Continue reading

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We Need Action, Not Strategy, Said No Security Expert Ever

Bruce Schneier’s recent post on Al Qaeda’s efforts to create their own encryption software had me shaking my head. They were making a very fundamental error that a lot of companies also make, even though Al Qaeda isn’t organized in … Continue reading

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A Bitcoin for Identity

I believe that Fred Wilson from Union Square Ventures is a smart investor and astute observer of technology trends. His talk at LeWeb Paris is timely, because a lot of us are looking forward to 2014 and trying to figure … Continue reading

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TSA Twitters Tiger Blood

The fear industry, in the form of the TSA and the Department of Homeland Security is going to get into the social media game.  They’ve devised a plan to alert the public about security threats using Twitter and Facebook, among … Continue reading

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Best Buy Privacy Fail: The Return of Corporate Gobbledygook

Barry Judge, the EVP and CMO of Best Buy doesn’t take my privacy very seriously. I know this because of the email he sent me last evening. The liberal use of the word “we” tells me this is a committee … Continue reading

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CapEx = Dead

I had this conversation last evening as we were wrapping up the Neustar booth for the day.  If I was starting a company today, why would I ever buy any capitalized equipment? We decided that with a credit card we … Continue reading

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A Fear Industry Fail

When you build an industry based on compliance and FUD, is it any wonder that success in that business is hard to come by? It seems as though the TSA rules on what you can bring on board are clear. … Continue reading

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