- A Manhattan project for online identity
Alex Horward at O’Reilly Radar has a good summary of the recently released NSTIC document, the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace. As he notes, this is not an implementation document, which is a good thing. My reading of it found several problems in terms of internal contradictions. Howard touches on a few of those, citing the analysis done by Aaron Titus of Identity Finder who focused on the biggest area of concern, privacy. The post goes beyond anything I’ve read around NSTIC, explaining the plan going forward, for a series of work ships to develop the strategy into something approaching a workable plan.
- Tor to fork Firefox
I read through the blog post explaining some of the issues with the add on approach previously taken. I didn’t realize the up shot was a fork, I clearly stopped reading too soon. The H Security has a nice summary of the reasoning and the plan moving forward. Initially I thought this was ill advised but I have to admit it is growing on me. If the Tor Browser can run at the same time as Firefox, it may be simpler for end users to just thinking of using separate applications, one anonymizing and the other not.
- Google allows carriers to ban tethering apps from Android
- Unhappy mounties sick of being private copyright cops, Ars Technica
- Marlinspike’s Android firewall blocks location tracking, suspcious app net connections, Slashdot
- Technology that failed to fail, Slashdot
- Robots ‘evolve’ altruism, Slashdot
- Intel unveils first commercial chip to use 3D transistor design, The Register