2021

“AppSec Pacific Northwest Conference is a free application security conference that will be held Saturday, June 19th. It is a virtual, online event sponsored by the OWASP chapters of Portland, Vancouver, and Victoria. We love to see brand new speakers, seasoned speakers and everyone in between. Their call for presentations is now open.

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There’s an interesting paper by Becky Kazansky, ‘It depends on your threat model’: the anticipatory dimensions of resistance to data-driven surveillance. The author critiques ‘anticipatory data practices’, a collection of techniques that include my own work, as presented to civil society activists. It opens “While many forms of data-driven surveillance are now a ‘fact’ of…

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The U.S. political divide on whether to get the coronavirus vaccine suggests that “maybe there’s been too much finger wagging,” said the head of the National Institutes of Health. “I’ve done some of that; I’m going to try to stop and listen, in fact, to what people’s specific questions are,” NIH Director Francis Collins said…

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If everyone agrees on what we should do, why do we seem incapable of doing it? Alternately, if we are doing what we have been told to do, and have not reduced the risks we face, are we asking people to do the wrong things? Read Mike Tanji’s full article, From Solar Sunrise to Solar…

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There’s a new report out from the UK Government, The UK Code of Practice for Consumer IoT Security. One of the elements I want to draw attention to is: The use of IoT devices by perpetrators of domestic abuse is a pressing and deeply concerning problem that is largely hidden from view. Collecting data (and…

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