- OAuth 2.0 editor resigns and takes name off spec, The H was one of several outlets to cover this development over the weekend. I wish I could say I was surprised but I have read stories of the exact same thing happening before with so-called enterprise standards. Maybe that this happened at IETF is a bit unexpected but this sort of capture of multi-stakeholder technical specification work is common, so much so I think it needs to be part of the groundwork of any such effort, of how to structurally and functionally avoid it. Or good ideas like OAuth and distributed identity should remain the purview of small, de-centralized open source projects coalescing a de facto standard out of implemented best practices.
- At Defcon, hackers get their own private cell network: Ninja Tel, Ars Technica
- Netflix attacks own network with “Chaos Monkey”—and now you can too, Ars Technica
- First map of the human brain reveals a simple, grid-like structure between neurons, ExtremeTech
- Let Your Senator Know Right Now That You Are Watching If They’ll Vote To Protect Privacy, Techdirt
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– July 30, 2012