Time Magazine Names "Schneier on Security" to Best Blog List

My blog has made the Time magazine “The 25 Best Bloggers 2013 Edition” list.

I can’t believe this was published ten days ago, and I’m only just finding out about it. Aren’t all you people supposed to be sending me links of things I might be interested in?

Posted on August 14, 2013 at 1:12 PM41 Comments


Laurel Krahn August 14, 2013 1:37 PM

“Blog as made” should be “blog has made”. Man, they’re gonna take you off the list now. Also: how could they not mention the squid blogging?

(I’m just here for the squid.)

Sterling Jones August 14, 2013 1:55 PM

Ah, printed paper. I remember those days.

Just think, in 50 years, any existing copies of this week’s “Time” will STILL list Bruce as a top 25 blogger, even if the web says there was no such person.

Congratulations, Bruce!

Scooter August 14, 2013 2:25 PM

Gosh, you’d think they’d inform Schneier that he was on the list so he’d tell his readers to go buy the magazine. Marketing fail!

Dave August 14, 2013 2:47 PM

Congratulations. You deserve it, this is a top notch spot to keep up on matters of interest. I check it every day.

Congratulations as well to the frequent commenters. You significantly contribute to the utility presented by this blog.

JC August 14, 2013 2:51 PM

I will still read your blog daily… regardless of how that old media company labels you.

Craig August 14, 2013 2:57 PM

Congratulations! This is definitely one of my must-read blogs, and I post Facebook links to probably at least half of your posts. (Why anyone concerned with the security of their personal information would be on Facebook is another question…)

Paul August 14, 2013 3:10 PM

Whilst being recogniised is nice, I really hope that your goal in writing here is not to secure “ratings”. It’s much better to be right than to be loved surely?

Daniel Beaver August 14, 2013 4:45 PM

Yours is a sensible blog about important topics, that doesn’t push clickbait. It belong on any list of top blogs.

Dave August 14, 2013 5:17 PM

The question ain’t how this was published 10 days ago, but how it wasn’t published 10 years ago…

Simon August 14, 2013 6:02 PM

Since there’s a snowball’s chance of Snowden getting nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, how about we nominate Bruce? 🙂

Poster of Brucedom Currently Being Tracked by the NSA August 14, 2013 7:05 PM

Congrats, but nobody in their right mind reads Time anymore.

Shunra August 14, 2013 7:28 PM

I came to say what Figureitout (and quite a few others) said. Time? Not interesting, so neither I nor anyone I know reads it. Your blog? I wouldn’t miss a post.

jdgalt August 14, 2013 11:44 PM

@Simon: The Nobel is discredited until they revoke the ones given to Obama, Gore, and Krugman. Any bets on how long it takes the King of Sweden to figure out he’s being made a fool of, and resign?

Clive Robinson August 15, 2013 12:06 AM

@ Bruce,

Congrats on the recognition

As for reading time I stoped reading it when they started the “Spitting Image” alike charectures on the front cover back in oh…. (darn it’s that long ago I can’t remember).

@ Moderator,

I guess the recognition means that your spam workload has significantly increased…

As an old relative of mine –who had been in service pre WWII– used to say fourty odd years ago with impecable logic, “Remember every silver lining has a cloud that tarnishes it, which somebodies got to clean”

Nesetalis August 15, 2013 6:02 AM

Who has time for paper? All that trying to find edges, rustling noise, blah who needs it?

Congrats though! This blog is one of my top 3 that I follow 😀

Michael Brady August 15, 2013 9:34 AM


“Aren’t all you people supposed to be sending me links of things I might be interested in?”

I’m too busy reading your (most excellent and worthy) blog to read theirs.

As for the cellulose version, Time magazine is for old people who still watch the evening news on television. I can hear the dinner table conversation now. “Honey, what are these ‘blog’ things I read about in the Time magazine today?”

Niccolo Machiavelli (really wumpus) August 15, 2013 11:50 AM

@Paul “It’s much better to be right than to be loved surely?”

No, it is better to be feared than loved (or right). Sadly proven by princes (and other governments) ever since.

Dirk Praet August 15, 2013 1:07 PM

Congratulations both to Bruce and the crew of regular commenters for making this blog stand out and getting noticed outside the security community.

name.withheld.for.obvious.reasons August 16, 2013 9:44 AM

I believe everyone that frequents this site understands that Bruce is providing an invaluable service. No, not the blog itself, the ideas and concepts that he covers in a wide variety of contexts. To some degree that could be a liability but Bruce pulls it off. Also, the regular contributors (I’d personally rebuke anyone whom dare besmerch the character of the regulars on this blog–especially Clive).

If it weren’t for the attention and insight that Bruce brings to complex and modern (some would argue to historic) events we’d all suffer. It is with his sense of civi fairness, independence, responsibility, accountability, and truth and honest that we all get to grow a bit and understand that all is not what it appears to be. The problem is that there are not enough of him. The additionally problem is that Bruce is confined to the space of the technical, not necessarily the socio-political. And that’s too bad. We have to be thankful that there is what he avails to us and hope that we can learn and expound on his lessons.

He is not just a intellectual but a humanist–and I mean that in the academic term of the word–and if we could just measure up to the values he proclaims we’d all be much better off.

He’s regulars, I won’t name them, they know who they are also help carry the conversation beyond the limited cycles Bruce can expend just managing this site and all the other things he has to take care of. So, I say soldier on Bruce Bloggers, seems no one is backing down from the challenges that have been presented and I look forward to seeing what’s next.

Kiaser Zohsay August 16, 2013 10:00 AM

I read Schneier because I want to know about things before they are in Time magazine.

Me August 16, 2013 2:02 PM

I would have probably looked if the ‘teaser’ they had in print was about you instead of ‘Siri’s burn book.’

Insults from a fake perspective held no interest for me.

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