Should we be banning children from using smartphones? No. We should be helping them learn to use them.
Amber Rudd does not understand encryption. That's a problem.
Speech interfaces might be more important than we think. Although, to be fair, this is based on a single anecdote.
MG Siegler loves his iPas, but he can't use it full-time - yet.
Tom Morris does an excellent job of highlighting the flaws in the reporting of the TalkTalk hack:
What’s curious though is how the mainstream media have not really talked very much to security experts. Yesterday, I listened to the BBC Today programme—this clip in particular. It featured an interview with Labour MP Hazel Blears (who was formerly a minister in the Home Office) and Oliver Parry, a senior corporate governance adviser at the Institute of Directors.
And what the latter has to say is not what you’d call accurate:
This attack was a simple SQL injection attack. That threat isn’t “changing hour by hour, second by second”. It’s basic, common sense security that every software developer should know to mitigate, that every supervisor should be sure to ask about during code reviews, and that every penetration tester worth their salt will check for (and sadly, usually find).
The short version: TalkTalk’s website security appears to have been terrible, and by allowing inexpert talking heads to distract from that, we’re failing to report the true story – corporate security failings – rather than some vague idea of cyberjihadiis, which seems to have been nonsense all along.
LeWeb takes a break in 2015. No Paris trip for us…
HSBC added Apple Pay this morning - I gave it a spin.
Before Apple actually takes the money from my credit card for the Apple Watch, I decided to try one on at a try-on session at the Brighton Apple Store.
Yup, like so many people today, I've pre-ordered an Apple Watch
Is the tech induestry making conscious design choices that deprives us of time, rather than saving it for us.