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A New Approach to Making it Harder to Breach Computer Security

Steve Kirsch | Posted 04.11.2015 | Technology
Steve Kirsch

If the government ran (or helped launch) a "trustable" federated identity (TFI) service using technology available today from the private sector, that could go a long way to securing our computing infrastructure.

The Second Crypto War and the Future of the Internet

Matthew Prince | Posted 03.23.2015 | Technology
Matthew Prince

Today, the technology industry is more powerful and better organized than it was when it won the first Crypto War. However, I am concerned that the industry underestimates the threat posed by regulators reluctant to use strong crypto.

David Freeman

Turing Biographer On The True Story Of Genius's Tragic Death

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 12.01.2014 | Science

Sixty years after his tragic death, the brilliant English mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) has come back to life, if only virtually, in the new m...

When We Don't Own Who We Are

Karen Gifford | Posted 12.28.2014 | Technology
Karen Gifford

Ultimately, how we manage our personal identity is fundamental to how we share, how we trust each other, and ultimately how we work together. We owe it to ourselves to take responsibility for, well, who we are.

Bitcoin, Identity, and Decentralized Auctions

Yevgeniy Vahlis | Posted 07.28.2014 | Technology
Yevgeniy Vahlis

It's an exciting time for people working on products and services that bring years of research to consumers. I am looking forward to seeing the evolution of digital identity in the near future, and how technologies, such as Bitcoin, will influence its development.

Spying Can Be Fun

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

In the face of the most recent revelations about the relationship of the NSA to many of our smartphone apps that neither we nor the apps knew we had, it was nice to learn that there is a whimsical side to the NSA. It is known as CryptoKids.

What We Want Most in the Era of Surveillance

Alex Pasternack | Posted 02.01.2014 | Technology
Alex Pasternack

Since Edward Snowden's disclosures about widespread NSA surveillance, Americans and people everywhere have been presented with a digital variation on an old analog threat: the erosion of freedoms and privacy in exchange, presumably, for safety and security.

My Secret Life as a Bitcoin Miner - Part 1: The Basics

Alexandra Berke | Posted 06.16.2014 | Huffpost Code

This is part 1 in what will be a 3 part series, which will become progressively more in depth and technical. The term Bitcoin has been in the news ...

Bitcoin: Huge Hype Belies Low Awareness

Michel Floyd | Posted 08.25.2013 | Technology
Michel Floyd

It's pretty safe to say Bitcoin is still in the early adopter phase of its life. The good news is that there's still plenty of room to grow.

CryptoParties: Digital Self Defense Classes

Brian Penny | Posted 02.27.2013 | Technology
Brian Penny

Digital security is more important than ever as our dependence on computers evolves. While you may not be a technically inclined person, you exist in the internet.

Will Quantum Computers Send Hackers Packing?

Posted 01.20.2012 | Science

Have computer hackers met their match? Not quite yet. But new research suggests that so-called quantum computers now in development could lead to data...