Video Roundup

It’s always great to attend security and privacy conferences in person. But in cases where you have to miss an event, online videos of the talks can be a great way to stay current with the ongoing conversation.

Art, Design, and The Future of Privacy

As I promised back in September, the videos of the event we co-hosted with DIS Magazine at Pioneer Works are available online. The DIS blog had a great writeup with summaries of the different panels, and you can find transcripts over at Open Transcripts. I had a great time participating, and came away with some great perspectives.

Two of my favorite sessions were Sarah Ball talking about unique perspective from her work as a prison librarian and our advisor Cory Doctorow’s barn-burning sendoff at the end.

Art, Design, and The Future of Privacy - Ask a Prison Librarian about privacy, technology, and state control from Matthew Joseff on Vimeo.

Art, Design, and The Future of Privacy - Where to from here? from Matthew Joseff on Vimeo.

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Shmoocon 2016

In an earlier post I described the talk that Gus and I gave last month at Shmoocon, and linked to the slides. Videos for the whole conference are now online, including one of our talk, which highlights some practical, low-cost things that any software team can do to improve the user-experience design of their project.

Enigma

Last week’s USENIX Enigma Conference had a great slate of speakers and we’ve heard some positive feedback about it on our Slack channel. Watching via YouTube, I particularly enjoyed hearing Adrienne Porter Felt talk about some of her team’s efforts to make security more accessible and useful for their users.

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Developers Are People, Too: Supporting Cryptographic Agility

On Monday I had the pleasure of speaking at a Workshop on Cryptographic Agility and Interoperability held at the National Academies by the Forum on Cyber Resilience. The assembled group of academics, policy-makers, and practitioners touched on a variety of problems around the practical application of cryptography in production software. The main focus was on the challenges and benefits associated with cryptosystems that can be updated or swapped out over time (and thus exhibit “agility”).

Mind The Gap Between Mobile Apps

Users of the Facebook iPhone app were recently surprised by a new feature offering to “Add the last link you copied?” into a status update. Many people did not expect to see a complete URL that they had put onto the clipboard from another app, without explicitly involving Facebook. Christian Frichot discusses iOS security concerns with this feature, but I also consider this to be a UX design failure. Copying a link in Safari (left) makes it appear in Facebook (right).

Video Roundup

It’s always great to attend security and privacy conferences in person. But in cases where you have to miss an event, online videos of the talks can be a great way to stay current with the ongoing conversation. Art, Design, and The Future of Privacy As I promised back in September, the videos of the event we co-hosted with DIS Magazine at Pioneer Works are available online. The DIS blog had a great writeup with summaries of the different panels, and you can find transcripts over at Open Transcripts.