“Security is a process, not a product. Products provide some protection, but the only way to effectively do business in an insecure world is to put processes in place that recognize the inherent insecurity in the products.” Bruce Schneier acknowledges that in information technology perfect security probably doesn’t exist.
“Too much of our political debate just insults people’s intelligence and just suggests that every facet of Brexit you don’t like is purely a feature of only the Prime Minister’s version of it, rather than intrinsic to leaving.” Sir Ivan Rogers advocates the need for serious substance to replace plausible bullshit.
Honestly, this whole mess has been ridiculous way longer. I mean, so far the story kind of like this [sic]:
UK: Yeah, your stupid little project, we don’t want to be part of it. EU: That’s okay, we will do our thing over here and you can do your thing over there. UK: We have changed our mind, we want to join after all. France: Not sure if that is a good idea. UK: Pretty please????? EU: Okay, we kind of convinced France. UK: Great. Now do what we want or we leave. EU: What do you want? UK: We don’t want to be in the Euro. EU: Done. UK: But we want the right to do Euro clearing in London. EU: Done. UK: We want a rebate. EU: Done. UK: We don’t want to be part of Schengen. EU: Done. UK: We want to expand the EU to the eastern European countries. EU: Done. UK: And we want Turkey to join. EU: Eh…not sure about that one…I guess we can talk about this, depending on how Turkey develops… UK: And we want extra rules for immigration because of all of those Eastern Europeans coming to us. EU: But you wanted this. And you don’t even use the options you already have to control immigration. UK: Otherwise we leave! EU: Okay, if you want to. There is nothing more we can give you! Plus, we are kind of busy over here with a refugee crisis. You know, you could help, too? You were the one messing around in the middle east for centuries after all. UK: You cause too much immigration! And you want Turkey to join! We have voted to leave. EU: Yes, we noticed. Well, you know the rules, no trade negotiations until you trigger article 50 and then we first need to talk about how we entangle the UK from the EU [sic]. Than we can talk about trade. UK: We need some time to discuss this. EU: We aren’t in any hurry. UK: We have now triggered article 50. EU: Great so now we can talk about the divorce. UK: But we want to talk about trade. EU: First we need to clear up a number of important issues. So what is your suggestion? UK: — EU: How about this? UK: No, totally inacceptable. What we want is our cake and eat it too. EU: That is impossible. UK: Go whistle. EU: Ticktock. UK: We have talked among ourselves. We want a transitional period or we won’t get done in time. EU: Well, we might if you don’t delay all the time…but okay, provided that we made some progress. So what is you suggestion. UK: We want all the advantage of the single market and the customs union while following our own standards and no free movement. EU: That is impossible. UK: YOU ARE BLACKMAILING US!!!!!
“If there’s one group of road users virtually immune to being cowed by a lowly act of terrorism involving a motor vehicle, it’s cyclists. We’re reminded every day—through rolled-down car windows, on too-narrow roads, via social media—that we “share” the roads with people who actively hate us and that our interests (including safety) come behind theirs. Every one of us knows what it’s like to stare death in the grille. Daily riders have all had drivers aim their cars at us as if they were about to plow us down, whether because of run-of-the-mill inattention or out-and-out road rage. This reality is priced into our decision to ride.” Eben Weiss alias Bike Snob NYC offers the urban cyclist’s perspective on the latest terrorist threat.
“Most humans can tell the difference most of the time, but if they are tired, or stressed, or in a rush, or have any number of other common obstacles to computer use, there’s a good chance they won’t notice the difference, will type their password into the wrong site, and will have their account taken over by bad guys.” Jacob Hoffman-Andrews identifies password managers as your best defence against phishing attacks.
“Es ist schlicht und ergreifend nicht wahr, dass die Kritik an Hamburgs Polizeiführung nur von einer ‘militanten linken Szene’ komme, wie Innensenator Grote Glauben machen will. Dass es letztere gibt und dass sie extrem gewaltbereit ist, bezweifelt niemand. Doch wenn Grote sagt, es gebe zwar viele, die auch friedlich campen wollten, aber ‘wir können sie nicht von potenziellen Gewalttätern trennen’, dann ist dies schlicht und ergreifend ein Offenbarungseid. Denn genau das ist nun einmal Aufgabe der Polizei. Man stelle sich vor, die Polizei würde mit ähnlicher Begründung Bundesligaspiele verbieten, weil sich im Stadion auch Gewalttäter aufhalten.” Andrej Reisin formuliert seine Kritik an der Vorgehensweise der Polizei vor und während des G20-Gipfels in Hamburg.
“The Tories last year voted against a housing bill, right, this bill, it wasn’t asking much, it wasn’t attempting to turn Buckingham Palace into temporary housing for sex offenders. It was suggesting that private landlords have a legal obligation to ensure their properties are fit for human habitation. What sort of fucker votes against that? I wonder how many of the seventy Tory MPs, who are also private landlords, voted against that, including David Cameron? I’ll give you a clue: it was all of them!” Jonathan Pie, played by British actor Tom Walker, suggests that a healthy UK economy would need to do more than to create an environment in which only the wealthy do well.
“Worse, those reaction times are for an undistracted driver. Consider that it takes about four seconds to unlock an iPhone, which at just 30mph equates to almost the entire length of that football field.” Joe Lindsey suggests that you grab as much attention as early as you can.