Apple v FBI – Freedom Isn’t Free, Liberty isn’t Liberating

This Week, “Freedom isn’t free” Our Consolation must be this, my dear, that Cities may be rebuilt, and a People reduced to Poverty, may acquire fresh Property: But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty once lost is lost forever. When the People once surrender […]

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Apple v FBI – Why this has nothing to do with terrorists

    You’re either with us, or against us President George Bush, September 20, 2001 Hillary Clinton, September 13, 2001 George Orwell, “Pacifism and the War”, 1942 Benito Mussolini, October 27, 1930 Vladimir Lenin, 1900   UPDATE Listings are now in reverse chronology. This will make it easier to keep up […]


Windows 10 Autorotation Fixed, and Why Windows 10 Breaks

This Week, “Why Windows 10 Breaks” While I haven’t had a chance to reinstall my test computer, I ran into a little problem with Windows 10 on my brand new laptop. For those of you that ran into the Windows 10 autorotation issue, I will walk through steps to quickly […]

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Microsoft Windows 10: Trading Privacy For an Upgrade (Operating System as a Service.pt 5)

This Week, “Operating System as a Service, part 5” We discussed in the prior four posts how Microsoft seems to coyly sidestep the opportunity to be transparent regarding the scope of information that they collect, and how they do it. We reviewed the high level data schema (all the fields […]


Microsoft Windows 10: Trading Privacy For an Upgrade (Operating System as a Service.pt 4)

This Week, “Operating System as a Service, part 4” In this post, learn about the history of Cortana, the sexy, naked digital assistant that evolved from a parrot, the government accessing your files, and Microsoft currently managing the single largest repository of PII in the world. In the last three […]

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Microsoft Windows 10: Trading Privacy For an Upgrade (Operating System as a Service.pt 3)

This Week, “Operating System as a Service, part 3” Sorry about the length, but there is a lot of content to cover. In part two, we reluctantly accepted the fact that Windows 10 may be “NSFW“. While it is an incredible operating system and a brilliant achievement for Microsoft, Windows 10 […]


Microsoft Windows 10: Trading Privacy For an Upgrade (Operating System as a Service.pt 2)

This Week, “Operating System as a Service, part 2” In part one, we learned about how Windows evolved to be a very connected operating system. The various items collected by Microsoft through their various services is explained in detail. While Microsoft’s privacy agreements may be factual when looking at any […]

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Microsoft Windows 10: Trading Privacy For an Upgrade (Operating System as a Service.pt 1)

 This Week, “Operating System as a Service, part 1” Windows 10 was released on July 29, 2015. Since then, over 200,000,000 users have upgraded across 190 countries, one fifth towards Microsoft’s goal of a billion users in two years, and by far, the largest software upgrade performed in parallel in […]


The Internet: Twenty Years in Review, 1995 – 2015 (Adoption of the Internet.pt 9)

This Week, “Adoption of the Internet, part 9″ The term “internet” was initially used in 1974 in reference to the interconnected, global network that we have come to know. Since the late 60s when the high level idea was proposed and funded, time allowed companies, governments, schools and smart individuals to […]

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The Internet: Twenty Years in Review, 1995 – 2015 (Adoption of the Internet.pt 8)

This Week, “Adoption of the Internet, part 8″  Protocols were developed, graphical browsers established, and a technology leader was in place. Interest was growing in this new web, and users around the world were taking notice.     About SafeView The SafeView Research Report is intended to give you a snapshot […]


The Internet: Twenty Years in Review, 1995 – 2015 (Adoption of the Internet.pt 7)

This Week, “Adoption of the Internet, part 7″  Funding in place, smart people engaged, infrastructure connected, protocols developed, applications available. At this point, it is necessary to go backwards in the chronology just a bit. The browser wars had long been raging by the time of Netscape and Microsoft in […]

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The Internet: Twenty Years in Review, 1995 – 2015 (Adoption of the Internet.pt 6)

This Week, “Adoption of the Internet, part 6″ Some level of oversight has to exist to identify names, addresses, and claims on names. More standards need to evolve to simplify the sharing of information. Finally, tools have to get easier to use so that users can access the information on this growing […]


The Internet: Twenty Years in Review, 1995 – 2015 (Adoption of the Internet.pt 5)

This Week, “Adoption of the Internet, part 5″ Standards started to take shape, making it possible to grow and add nodes to the network. Researchers had to make it easier to navigate the network of nodes without having to remember numeric IP addresses.   About SafeView The SafeView Research Report is […]

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The Internet: Twenty Years in Review, 1995 – 2015 (Adoption of the Internet.pt 4)

This Week, “Adoption of the Internet, part 4″ The network was growing, and key applications were designed. Now, key innovations had to be created to allow this to grow and scale.     About SafeView The SafeView Research Report is intended to give you a snapshot of technology risk management issues. SafeView […]


The Internet: Twenty Years in Review, 1995 – 2015 (Adoption of the Internet.pt 3)

This Week, “Adoption of the Internet, part 3″ With a working network in place, innovators around the world took notice. Key developments had to focus around how to use this network for business, information sharing and communication. About SafeView The SafeView Research Report is intended to give you a snapshot of […]

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The Internet: Twenty Years in Review, 1995 – 2015 (Adoption of the Internet.pt 2)

This Week, “Adoption of the Internet, part 2″ Built on the back of innovation and government support, a handful of distributed computers would be interconnected. Smart people had to develop communications technologies, architecture, applications and infrastructure to expand this concept into reality.    About SafeView The SafeView Research Report is intended […]


The Internet: Twenty Years in Review, 1995 – 2015 (Adoption of the Internet.pt 1)

This Week, “Adoption of the Internet, part 1″  In 1995, our world changed. On April 30, 1995, the Internet as we know it began. The infrastructure was originally established by ARPANET, and then run for a decade by the National Science Foundation as NSFNET before being opened for commercialization and public […]

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GPLv3 – The Year in Review (2007) 5

The Year in Review Report is intended to give you a summary of what has happened to the GPLv3 over the past 6 months, and review some of our highlights for the year. For those curious regarding how the overall adoption is doing, scroll down to my updated numbers. I […]