Round-up – October 2016

Of interest from the past few weeks…

5 Things You Need to Know About the Threat of Election Hacking

Fascinating story of a white nationalist who changed course.

Seth Godin: Anxiety Loves Company

On the urban vs rural political divide:

“The rural folk with the Trump signs in their yards say their way of life is dying, and you smirk and say what they really mean is that blacks and gays are finally getting equal rights and they hate it. But I’m telling you, they say their way of life is dying because their way of life is dying.” – a software download site without ads or embedded “crapware”.
CloudFlare, SSL and unhealthy security absolutism. This is a dive into cybersecurity nerd land, but is really interesting.

Musicians may be the key to cybersecurity talent shortage.

Security Design – Stop Trying to Fix the User.

How to build your own Amazon Echo with a Raspberry Pi.

Terry Jones of ‘Monty Python’ diagnosed with dementia – more specifically primary progressive aphasia – which is what my grandmother had (and the first time I’ve seen it mentioned outside of her diagnosis. It is pretty awful – so my thoughts are with his loved ones.

The Problem with Leaving a Gun in Your Car

Trump Criticizes Flint Pastor – But Misstates Key Facts About The Encounter. The made pretty big news a few weeks ago, just posting it for my own archival sake really. The pastor is question – Rev. Faith Green-Timmons is a friend of mine and has my utmost respect. She handled a difficult situation beautifully – prior to his public remarks they had agreed he would only speak about the water distribution work in Flint and thank the volunteers for their work. When he veered off topic, she held him to account, and when people began to heckle him, she stopped them as well. In the weeks that followed she had to have a security detail and change her kids schools, because of threats being made against her and her family. 

The Blue Man Group visits NPR: