"Still, how Heartbleed was transformed from a security hole in an obscure part of open-source encryption software into a brand recognized around the world is a "fascinating case study in the success of viral marketing," said Andrea Matwyshyn, assistant professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. " Read more » about The Branding of a Bug: How Heartbleed Became a Household Name
"Ms. Hofmann explained,
Lawyers' rates are highly variable — they depend on years of experience, depth of specialization, technical proficiency, where the lawyer works, where the lawyer is geographically based, etc.
I'd estimate the most senior, elite, highly specialized tech litigators working for big firms in major urban areas probably cost as much as $800 an hour or more. A general criminal defense litigator with a couple years of experience in a less urban area might cost something like $200 an hour or even less." Read more » about Hackonomics: The cost of getting caught
"“Allowing machines to determine who should live or die in a conflict is an issue that concerns all states. The United States has articulated its policy on fully autonomous weapons, but we need more countries to develop national policy on this emerging topic of international concern, including Canada.” said Peter Asaro, Co-Chair of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control." Read more » about Campaign to Stop Killer Robots Calls For Canada To Support Ban On Fully Autonomous Weapons
"“We know that users will leave a service if it is slow to load, or if it is unreliable,” said attorney Marvin Ammori, a fellow with the New America Foundation who advises start-ups on net neutrality. “If your competitor is faster, you need to match them.”" Read more » about FCC Move Seen as Disaster for Online Start-Ups
In 2007 technologist Kathy Sierra faced graphic rape and death threats on her blog Creating Passionate Users and in her email inbox. Around the same time group blogs run by Chris Locke featured two doctored photos of Sierra: one showed Sierra with a noose beside her neck, next to the comment “The only thing Kathy Sierra is good for is her neck size,” and the other depicted Sierra screaming while being suffocated by lingerie. Sierra spoke out against the threats and photos on her blog. She was terrified, and rightly so. Read more » about The Changing Attitudes Towards Cyber Gender Harassment: Anonymous as a Guide?
Over at Just Security, I have a new piece on the Washington Post's interesting story about the increasingly aggressive role some federal magistrate judges are playing in policing criminal investigations involving digital media. Read more » about Let The Sun Shine In: WaPo and the Magistrates' Revolt
Wednesday's press reports of the new network neutrality rules proposed by FCC Chairman Wheeler have been met with anger and confusion. According to the Wall Street Journal, "[r]egulators are proposing new rules on Internet traffic that would allow broadband providers to charge companies a premium for access to their fastest lanes. […] [T]he proposal would […] allow providers to give preferential treatment to traffic from some content providers, as long as such arrangements are available on 'commercially reasonable' terms for all interested content companies. Whether the terms are commercially reasonable would be decided by the FCC on a case-by-case basis." Read more » about The FCC changed course on network neutrality. Here is why you should care.
"A regulation allowing discrimination could also empower ISPs to charge companies a fee to exclude their content from consumers' bandwidth caps, writes Stanford law professor Barbara van Schewick. Read more » about Net Neutrality Advocates Prepare To Fight Pay-For-Play Proposal
""Some members of the court will certainly try to consider the place mobile devices play in modern life," said Jennifer Granick, director of civil liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society." Read more » about Quinn: Supreme Court should clarify Fourth Amendment rights in the digital age