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Quote of the week

Some sections of the information security industry are finally realising that their whole approach is failing society, but fixing things will require a human touch.—ZDNet security blogger Stilgherrian

No tech support

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Five more interesting articles

The end of ownership: The zero-marginal-cost economySociety is undergoing tremendous change right now — those of us who enjoy services like Uber and Kickstarter are experiencing it firsthand. The sharing and collaboration practices of the internet are extending to transportation (Uber), hotels (Airbnb), financing (Kickstarter, LendingClub), music services (Spotify) and even software development (Linux, Drupal). […]

Vacation worry

Source: Rob Cottingham

In praise of email

People keep predicting the death of email. Social networks are killing it, they say. Or text messaging is replacing it or spam makes it useless or the young disdain it. The death predictions go on and on. At The Atlantic, Alexis C. Madrigal is having none of this. In an article, Email Is Still the […]