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The science of misdirection. (Spoiler: it matters what you're actually paying attention to.)
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Via via +Jonathan Klabunde Tomer: an open letter to Glen Greenwald about why he should share the identities of the encryption standards and products compromised by the NSA.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-6MsK9f75ZbZ6QjgtfE5kfXEQ_sQKciTqtJsx-bLchw/view?hl=en-GB&forcehl=1
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Via +Andrew Wiseman  just how jawdroppingly dysfunctional the Pentagon's payroll system is. Summary: Cobol based, uncommented code, at least 167 points where information is transferred by writing it out on paper and having someone else input it again where they need it.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/09/us-usa-pentagon-payerrors-special-report-idUSBRE96818I20130709
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Outstanding article. Thanks for sharing!
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If this is replicable and passes the peer review, then this is pretty damn exciting.
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A strong argument in favor of 2 factor identification:
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Brilliant small games to play with the people around you, where ever you are.  Do back their Kickstarter?  Based on the others I've played this past year, Hide & Seek's Tiny Games are huge fun.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1755218595/tiny-games-hundreds-of-real-world-games-inside-you
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Found in a tab, another article about sleep patterns, social jetlag and the implication that we should be adjusting our sleep to the hours of daylight around us. (This feels an apropos reminder after a fairly nocturnal weekend.)
EDIT: now with link!

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2013/12/science-of-sleep-trouble-with-snooze-buttons.html
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Super interesting: why Skype moved away from peer to peer transmission.  
(A: the way smartphone apps connect to the internet.)
Forwarded message ---------- From: *Matthew Kaufman* Date: Saturday, June 22, 2013 Subject: Skype / NSA To: da...@farber.net. Dave, for IP: I'm a long-time IP list reader and also Principal Architect for Skype, and I'd like to address a few of the things below... *Ridgely Evers* wrote: ...
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Yep, that makes sense and it's the right decision in the climate of the time. A single effort improved two unrelated problems and made day to day operations management simpler. And most users didn't care about the downsides.

This is why schneier argues that security and privacy are things we need governmental mandates for. For the most part, it's not a major customer requirement, especially for non corporate users. So companies skint on it because it's what you have to do. 
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Well-written little thought piece about accepting the status quo as immutable.
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Super interesting speculative analysis of how PRISM might actually work.
The PRISM story firmly changed course yesterday when The Guardian published a video interview with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. If you haven't watched the interview, you should. It's historic ...
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