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Fostering Discussions Around Privacy

This week we've been busy in New York City meeting with our <ahref=""https://simplysecure.org/who-we-are#advisors">advisors</a> and co-hosting Art, Design, and the Future of Privacy.It was gratifying to see so many people turn out to discuss creative ways ofapproaching an issue that is dear to our hearts, and I know that I'm not... (Read more)

Nostalgia, Trust, and Brand Guidelines

Last week Google unveiled a new logo as part of an updated brand identity. Professional typographic designers were swift to react. Tobias Frere-Jones, designer of Interstate and other widely-used fonts, said "I really hope this 'e' does not become a thing." Beyond professional designers, the New Yorker's Sarah Larson complained... (Read more)

Art, Design, and the Future of Privacy

We're headed to NYC next week for our annual Advisors' Meeting. While we're there we're thrilled to be partnering with Dis Magazine to host Art, Design, and the Future of Privacy. If you're in the area, please join us; the event is free and open to the public.7:30pm, Thursday Sept... (Read more)

Briar: Notes From An Expert Review

Researchers who want to evaluate software interfaces have a numberof tools at their disposal. One option for identifying obvious andsignificant problems is an expert review, which is often used to catchlow-hanging fruit before performing any kind of user testing. Expertreviews employ usability heuristics,which systematically explorepotential problems with a piece of... (Read more)

Usability and Security: Not Binary Properties

People who think about computer security for a living sometimescringe when they read about the subject in the popular press.Security is a complex and nuanced topic, and it’s easy to makeassertions that don’t hold up to careful scrutiny. One basic-but-unintuitive principle is that security is not abinary property: in the... (Read more)