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Blair MacIntyre
Professor at Georgia Tech, consultant, husband, father, brother, dog-owner, ex-pat Canadian who misses the snow and ice.
Professor at Georgia Tech, consultant, husband, father, brother, dog-owner, ex-pat Canadian who misses the snow and ice.
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In a few weeks, my colleague Maribeth Gandy and I will be presenting a paper at UIST 2014 (ACM’s User Interface Software and Technology conference), reflecting back on what we learned from our DART system (The Designer’s Augmented Reality Toolkit, the…

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Yesterday, I blogged about an interview with Tim Cook where he made some great claims about Apple’s stance on privacy.  More keeps coming.  They are pushing everyone to two-factor authentication on iCloud, for example. Now, Apple posted a web page talking…

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I’ve been thinking lately about privacy and the relationship to the business strategies of various companies, and have become fond of saying that there are two companies:  ones that sell products and ones for whom you are the product.  Google and Facebook…

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Today, I gave a talk at the Ubiquitous Computing conference’s Workshop on Usable Privacy & Security for wearable and domestic ubIquitous DEvices (UPSIDE), modestly titled “Augmented Reality + Internet of Devices + Big Data: The End of Privacy?” I’ll post…

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While there is much that can be said about privacy, security, policy and the Internet of Things (in fact, I’m going to be co-teaching a graduate class at Georgia Tech on this very topic next spring), here I want to focus on one thing:  the invasion of…

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Lance Weatherby posted a link to this video on his blog, and I agree with him that it’s interesting and worth watching. While the presenter (Aral Balkan) is a bit over the top in his analysis of Google (e.g., I really don’t think Project Tango is a grand…

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[For those who don't agree with campaign, please forgive me posting this in my blog;  I prefer to focus here on technology and design issues.  However, I believe strongly in this issue and want to help spread the word!] May 1, 2014:  Today, Lawrence…

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Talk at AWE-NY on "AR Development using Web Technologies"

On March 25th, I gave a short talk at AWE-NY covering some thoughts on developing AR applications using web technologies.  I am particularly interested in developing AR for web browsers, not using web technologies as the development environment for…

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Oculus + Facebook = social virtual, or a stepping stone?

I’ve made no secret that I’m not optimistic about the prospect for VR’s success as a consumer product, this time ’round, any more than I thought it was going to work for consumers last time ’round (i.e., the 80′s and 90′s, when I first played with it).…

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Yup.
Heartbleed in pictures.

This is the most accessible explanation yet, from xkcd.

http://m.xkcd.com/1354/

#Heartbleed #xkcd #security
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