Shostack + Friends Blog Archive


New Blog Pointers

Frequent commenter Allan Friedman has started Geek/Wonk. In “Speaking of duct tape,” he links to an interesting essay Duct Tape Risk Communication.

And Mario’s comments on tor vs the Freedom Network are interesting:

Interestingly, the usability issues are _exactly_ the same as they were ~5 years ago! It’s sometimes s-l-o-w!

While I agree with this, I think there’s an interesting twist: Tor, having no visible user interface, is less likely to become associated with slowness. The Freedom client, in contrast, told you it was doing stuff, and, in hindsight, I think this may have been a problem.

(PS: Mario, you need an RSS feed.)