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Nation-state app store censorship: not all that hard to circumvent, despite a NYT article to the contrary. 
The latest news: China and Russia are compelling Apple and Google to censor specific apps from their app stores. Writes Farhad Manjoo in…
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The U.S. intelligence community has released its declassified report on Russian activities in relation to the recent U.S.
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Yeah, some election administrators say they're air gapped but really are just firewalled. Not the same thing. 
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Another TTAC piece, wherein I ponder the risks of your car going Uber while you're not using it. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/08/elon-musks-future-vision-tesla-gets-day-job-might-not-good-idea/
Elon Musk wants your Tesla to perform ride-sharing duties while you're at work. Here's how that plan could go terribly wrong.
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Freedom to Tinker ran my piece responding to the National Association of Secretaries of State on the security of voting systems. https://freedom-to-tinker.com/blog/dwallach/a-response-to-the-national-association-of-secretaries-of-state/
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The Truth About Cars is running a piece I wrote about the Tesla Model 3 and the engineering complexity budget. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/tesla-model-3-complexity-budget/
When will Tesla learn now to reach too far?
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Doubtful :) collaboration and energy ftw! ;)
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Shower leak update: plumber did a leak test. Shower pan is officially leaking, probably from where the shower pan meets the drain. Also there's evidence that the tiles were installed wrong and never sealed. In short, it's going to be an insurance claim, blowing wildly through our deductible.

The next question, of course, is if we want to soup up the bathroom while we're at it. His and hers showerheads? Constant/regulated temperature valves? I'm personally tempted to tear out the jacuzzi bathtub, which we never use, and go with a bigger walk-in shower. 
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Yeah, I can see the need for getting the gradients right, and leaving slack for the foundation settling over time. 
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The Truth About Cars is running my piece on Ford/Toyota's alternative to Apple CarPlay / Android Auto. In short, it's going to be a computer security nightmare, but at least it probably won't work very well. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2017/01/smartdevicelink-introduces-target-rich-environment-car-hackers/
SmartDeviceLink is a seriously complex infotainment solution that could bring a "massive attack surface" into your future car.
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They have no chance. Looking at the existing GPS solutions and comparing them to Google maps should make that clear
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A nice summary of the state of the practice of election systems security, with several quotes from yours truly. 
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Jill Stein's bid to recount votes in Pennsylvania was in trouble even before a federal judge shot it down Dec. 12. That's because the Green Party candidate's
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I've written a blog piece about the Electoral College, the National Popular Vote, and the need for compartmentalization in any election system design.
In 2012, Donald Trump described the Electoral College as “a disaster” (see, e.g., Snopes). Now, he’s the beneficiary of Electoral College…
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One vote per Congressional district is not that much better for proportionality, but I get your point about compartmentalization. I'd say that an important goal is confidence in the results, which is better served by audits.
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Freedom to Tinker is running my piece on election security as a national security issue. 
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Freedom to Tinker ran my piece on roadside "textalyzer" searches. https://freedom-to-tinker.com/blog/dwallach/on-distracted-driving-and-required-phone-searches/
A recent Arstechnica article discussed several U.S. states that are considering adding a “roadside textalyzer” that operates analogously to roadside Breathalyzer tests. In the same way that alcohol and drugs can impair a driver's ability to navigate the road, so can paying attention to your ...
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What happens if someone else is using my phone in my car? What ever happened to getting a warrant?
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OffTheKuff is running my piece on why we shouldn't just drop everything and switch to vote-by-mail.
You know who Dan Wallach is by now. Voting systems and security are in his wheelhouse, and when he sent this to me in response to this, I was happy to queue it up. vote-button. Vote by mail (VBM) is cheaper! It's more enfranchising! Take your time and do it right! Yes, indeed, and why not even ...
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+Brian Oxley  Both are paper systems.
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