Security

Browser Fingerprinting Tech Works Across Different Browsers for the First Time – IEEE Spectrum

http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/telecom/internet/new-online-fingerprinting-technique-works-across-browsers Browsing the web just got a little less anonymous. The software that lets web sites identify you by certain characteristics of your computer and software was usually thwarted if you switched browsers. But now computer scientists have developed new browser fingerprinting software that identifies users across web browsers

Bruce Schneier: The US government is coming for YOUR code, techies • The Register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/14/the_government_is_coming_for_your_code/ ‘What we’re going to see is increased government involvement’ Schneier’s argument follows from accepting Marc Andreessen’s observation in 2011 that software is eating the world. “As everything turns into a computer, computer security becomes everything security,” said Schneier. Schneier likened the internet to a giant robot, one capable of affecting not just the virtual world