School Surveillance of Students Through Laptops May Be Doing More Harm Than Good

My hometown news website recently published an article with the above title authored by University of North Carolina Professor Nir Kshetri. I've never met Professor Kshetri but after reading his essay I posted the following comment. Professor Kshetri is all wrong in his analysis and conclusions regarding monitoring minor students use of district supplied computing … Continue reading School Surveillance of Students Through Laptops May Be Doing More Harm Than Good

Crypto Nightmare: Coinbase Users Phished and Robbed

CNBC released reporting about Coinbase users falling victim to phishing attacks and subsequently having their cryptocurrency accounts drained. Image from CNBC's Crypto Nightmare reporting Despite the headline of the reporting "Crypto Nightmare: Hackers hacking Coinbase"; no attack on Coinbase itself is included in the reporting. What actually happened was a cryptocurrency investor with a very … Continue reading Crypto Nightmare: Coinbase Users Phished and Robbed

The State of Internet Privacy? In Shambles. Moving on.

Many would consider me an Internet old timer.  I used 'The Internet'; then ARPAnet back in the days when I worked as a Software Engineer for a US defense contractor. Securing communications and having confidence in message integrity; both in the identity of the sender and in the integrity in the content have always been … Continue reading The State of Internet Privacy? In Shambles. Moving on.

1Password & Chrome on the Mac: “code signature could not be verified”

Over the past two weeks I've noticed that on my iMac 1Password and Chrome have not been playing nice together.  When i try to use 1Password to fill in passwords in Chrome I'm seeing the message “code signature could not be verified” pop-up.  In typical 1Password fashion the message includes a link to the troubleshooting … Continue reading 1Password & Chrome on the Mac: “code signature could not be verified”