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For safety’s sake, we must slow innovation in internet-connected things

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That’s the view of security expert Bruce Schneier, who fears lives will be lost in a cyber disaster unless governments act swiftly.
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Sandboxing Cycle

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All I want is a secure system where it's easy to do anything I want. Is that so much to ask?
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DaftDoki
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Life
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JayM
8 days ago
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Oh, this is perfect. Must pay some royalties for this for the next microsegmentation conversation. So spot on.
Atlanta, GA
tante
8 days ago
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XKCD's sandboxing circle not only applies to tech.
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beslayed
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Covarr
8 days ago
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You don't have to sanitize your inputs if your application runs in a sandbox that prevents inputs.
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alt_text_at_your_service
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All I want is a secure system where it's easy to do anything I want. Is that so much to ask?
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All I want is a secure system where it's easy to do anything I want. Is that so much to ask?

[Sasha Volokh] Three Logicians

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An oldie but a goodie.

For no apparent reason, I just wanted to share the old joke about the three logicians who walk into a bar:

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Norfolk Constabulary Using Controversial Algorithm to Help Decide if Burglary Investigation Warranted

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Does increasing police dependence on technology erode the public’s trust?
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AT&T FirstNet: Fred Scalera outlines capabilities in new Emergency Drop Kits for FirstNet

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Fred Scalera, director of public-safety strategy and policy for AT&T-FirstNet, highlights the capabilities of the Emergency Drop Kit, a 25-pound deployable package that first responders can take with them into areas that lack terrestrial-network coverage. Connectivity is provided via satellite backhaul, and the Emergency Drop Kits can be deployed in a daisy-chain method to establish a larger Wi-Fi coverage “bubble.”

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John Mueller and Mark Stewart on the Risks of Terrorism

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Another excellent paper by the Mueller/Stewart team: "Terrorism and Bathtubs: Comparing and Assessing the Risks":

Abstract: The likelihood that anyone outside a war zone will be killed by an Islamist extremist terrorist is extremely small. In the United States, for example, some six people have perished each year since 9/11 at the hands of such terrorists -- vastly smaller than the number of people who die in bathtub drownings. Some argue, however, that the incidence of terrorist destruction is low because counterterrorism measures are so effective. They also contend that terrorism may well become more frequent and destructive in the future as terrorists plot and plan and learn from experience, and that terrorism, unlike bathtubs, provides no benefit and exacts costs far beyond those in the event itself by damagingly sowing fear and anxiety and by requiring policy makers to adopt countermeasures that are costly and excessive. This paper finds these arguments to be wanting. In the process, it concludes that terrorism is rare outside war zones because, to a substantial degree, terrorists don't exist there. In general, as with rare diseases that kill few, it makes more policy sense to expend limited funds on hazards that inflict far more damage. It also discusses the issue of risk communication for this hazard.

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