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"Fractalizing" Security 0

"Fractalizing" Security

Most people are familiar with fractals, if not by name but by appearance. Wikipedia defines a fractal as “…a natural phenomenon or a mathematical set that exhibits a repeating pattern that displays at every scale.” Perhaps the…

NSA Spies on Israeli Prime Minister 0

NSA Spies on Israeli Prime Minister

The Wall Street Journal has a story that the NSA spied on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli government officials, and incidentally collected conversations between US citizens — including lawmakers — and those officials.

On CISA 0

On CISA

I have avoided writing about the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), largely because the details kept changing. (For those not following closely, similar bills were passed by both the House and the Senate. They’re now being combined into a single bill which will be voted on again, and then almost certainly signed into law by President Obama.) Now that it’s pretty solid, I find that I don’t have to write anything, because Danny Weitzner did such a good job , writing about how the bill encourages companies to share personal information with the government, allows them to take some offensive measures against attackers (or innocents, if they get it wrong), waives privacy protections, and gives companies immunity from prosecution