Mike Ashley

22sep2013

September 22, 2013

N.S.A. Able to Foil Basic Safeguards of Privacy on Web
We should assume SSL and TLS traffic can be broken by organizations with power.
Our Newfound Fear of Risk
Here's the dilemma: individuals are terrible at assessing risk because we are human. On the other hand, organizations can't assess risks well either but for sociological reasons.
Open Wide
Private capital damages open commons, and online, it destroys the communities enabled by Web 2.0 platforms. If we are going to take back the Internet, is a Web 3.0 with decentralized communities a part of that?
Tahoe-LAFS
A decentralized store resistant to compromised nodes. It leaves the privacy to the application layer, and there is no story for anonymous read/write.
The Infrastructure Engineers Guide to Entrepreneurship
The premise is that infrastructure engineers can build companies offering platform infrastructure, but this presupposes that customers will know they need it before they've build a pile of code on top of quicksand. Still interesting for some of the advice.