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The Cryptowars, twenty years ago – The Isoblog.

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/06/27

Interesting read with lots of references: [WayBackThe Cryptowars, twenty years ago – The Isoblog.

My TL;DR:

  • the current cryptowar is very similar to 20 years ago
  • back then it was won by the people
  • current outcome is unclear (but the rules of math cannot be changed)
  • Laws/Rules/Postulates:
    • John Gilmore
      • »The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.«
    • Shoshana Zuboff
      • »Everything that can be automated will be automated.«
      • »Everything that can be informated will be informated.«
      • »Every digital application that can be used for surveillance and control will be used for surveillance and control.«
  • Kristian:
    • »20 years later, the Cryptowar is still a thing. It will never be over.«

–jeroen

via: [WayBack] So as a society, we are having the same conversation for 20 years now, and we won’t really make progress here because of Zuboff’s law.  – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

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Dutch demissionary cabinet want to use hospital DNA for justice department – via Privacy Barometer

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/05/01

Unbelievable: the demissionary cabinet in The Netherlands (which is only supposed to handle non-controversial matters as a new cabinet is being formed because of the election results) plans to use DNA stored in hospitals under the doctor-patient privilege for justice department use.

Even DNA materials stored in the past will be under the new proposed legislation.

Demissionair minister Schippers van Volksgezondheid (VVD) wil dat gegevens over afgenomen lichaamsmateriaal in de zorg beschikbaar komen voor politie en justitie. Ook in het verleden afgestaan materiaal valt hieronder. Patiënten wordt daarbij niet om toestemming gevraagd.

Source:  [WayBackZiekenhuis wordt DNA-databank voor justitie – Privacy Barometer – De actuele stand van de politiek over privacy

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Learn to fail – Changing our attitude towards failure – booking.com

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/01/12

TL;DR:

By accepting that failing is part of learning, we decrease our fear of failure and become more willing to experiment with new ideas. As we experiment and seek feedback, we will see how this benefits our customers, by creating a great product that is built on data and not opinions. Innovation won’t happen without failure. We must embrace it to continue learning and grow!

I highly recommend reading the full text by Yolanda van Kimmenade with lots of nice quotes: Changing our attitude towards failure

–jeroen

via: From the Wile E. Coyote-Dept: “Changing our attitude towards failure”, The Booking Blog about fail. – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

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Everything Is Broken — The Message — Medium

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/12/31

Nice end-of-the-year reading:

Once upon a time, a friend of mine accidentally took over thousands of computers. He had found a vulnerability in a piece of software and…

Source: Everything Is Broken — The Message — Medium

–jeroen

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Organizational Doxing – Schneier on Security

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/12/26

X-mas day 2 thought:

best defense might be to refrain from doing things that don’t look good on the front pages of the world’s newspapers

Source: Organizational Doxing – Schneier on Security

–jeroen

via: »Organizations are increasingly getting hacked, and not by criminals wanting to steal credit card numbers or account information in order to commit fraud,… – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

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