White Paper: What Could Kill NSTIC? A friendly threat assessment

At two events 18-months apart, teams of suits, geeks, and wonks (industry experts, technologists, public policy analysts) brainstormed and scored what could lead to failure of NSTIC, an international effort to create an identity ecosystem. The whitepaper at http://pde.cc/nsticrisks recaps the long list of potential threats, a shorter list of preventive strategies, compares the 2011 and 2012 events, and names the two greatest threats: poor user experience (harming trust, adoption, use) and imbalance among the forces tying the identity ecosystem together.

Is it time to leave Facebook?

Amid plans for a $10bn share offering, the social networking giant has come under fire for its controversial ‘Timeline’ feature. Two Observer writers discuss the merits of logging off for goodJames Silver, writer and journalist I could blame it on the…

My Letter to Senator Hatch in Opposition to PIPA

The Honorable Orrin Hatch
104 Hart Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Fax: 202-224-6331

Dear Senator Hatch,

I’m writing to express my opposition to the Protect IP Act (PIPA). I have a PhD in Computer Science, have taught Computer Science…

Women to dominate tech

Women technologyChip maker and technology group Intel says that women are emerging as the dominant users of technology and if it continues to enhance its ease of use, the fairer sex will continue to dominate the adoption of technology. This is the opinion of Genevieve Bell, Intel fellow and director of interaction and experience research, who […]