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Dennis Fisher talks with Bruce Schneier about the differences between bulk and targeted surveillance, the most concerning NSA revelations and making surveillance more expensive for intelligence agencies. Download: digital_underground_145.mp3
In an analysis of 1.7 billion shortened URLs, researchers at Web of Trust found that 8.7 percent of TinyURLs and five percent of Bit.ly URLs lead to sites that received poor ratings for ‘trustworthiness’ and ‘child protection.’
From Zero in a Bit (Tyler Shields)
Trust has long been a favorite target of malicious individuals. Most people would say that proper management of trust is one of the primary cornerstones of information security. Trust is a relative term and all trust relationships should be examined with a very critical eye. Ken Thompson’s seminal paper “Reflections on Trusting Trust”, which won a Turing Award, addresses in detail why we can never be fully sure of the trust relationships in our development environment. Read the full story [Zero in a Bit].
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