Why are politicians sometimes such idiots? The French recently voted to criminalise bosses of tech firms who refused to decrypt user data when requested. Don’t worry, it’s not law yet, and likely won’t ever be, but you have to ask yourself how hard it is to understand how encryption works. The whole point of encryption … Continue reading Let’s talk about encryption
Encryption is shaping up to be one of the great philosophical debates of the technological era. It’s become a proxy for a wider debate about the rights of citizens, and the balance between liberty and security. The debate, and the issues, are real. But encryption is the wrong target. All we’re seeing is yet more … Continue reading Encryption – blessing or curse?
Here we go again. Despite greybeards (sorry, “industry veterans”) like me reminding everyone that they should wait for the x.1 release of any major version, the world, its dog and its mother-in-law all frantically stabbed at download buttons to get IOS 7 the moment it came out. People wasted hours, work ground to a halt, … Continue reading IOS 7 – another BYOD nightmare