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Rod Rosenstein’s responsible encryption fantasy

The politicians are at it again. This time, US Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein, wants tech companies to come up with a concept he calls, “responsible encryption.” I wrote a blog post about government putting its fingers in encryption in early 2016,...

After the Equifax fiasco, how do we move forward?

Update Sept. 26, 2017 I put together three video presentations about what went wrong with the Equifax fiasco and what to do about it. Here is a video presentation about what went wrong. Here is a video presentation with a structural approach to fixing the system. Here...

What do we know about the Equifax data breach?

I shared my initial thoughts about the Equifax data breach in this post from Sept. 8, 2017.  And here is the recording from my WCCO Radio interview with Jordana Green and Paul Douglas.  What follows is an update as of Sept. 11, 2017. (As of Sept. 14, 2017, this...

What to do when your Internet doesn’t work

Internet trouble can make you crazy. You’re posting away on Facebook and suddenly your posts don’t post anymore.  Or maybe you’re emailing your sister and your email program complains it can’t connect to the server. Or maybe your fancy smartTV...