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Schneier's "Click Here To Kill Everybody"

Pervasive connected devices mean we REALLY can't afford shitty internet policy

  • Cory Doctorow
  • Boing Boing
  • September 4, 2018

Bruce Schneier (previously) has spent literal decades as part of the vanguard of the movement to get policy makers to take internet security seriously: to actually try to make devices and services secure, and to resist the temptation to blow holes in their security in order to spy on “bad guys.” In Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World, Schneier makes a desperate, impassioned plea for sensible action, painting a picture of a world balanced on the point of no return.

Click Here… describes a world where all the bad policy decisions of PCs and laptops and phones are starting to redound onto embedded systems in voting machines and pacemakers and cars and nuclear reactors. He calls this internet-plus-IoT system the “Internet+” and the case he makes for its importance is by turns inspiring and devastating…

Bruce Schneier's Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World (Book Review)

  • Cory Doctorow
  • Boing Boing
  • March 2, 2015

No one explains security, privacy, crypto and safety better than Bruce Schneier, and while he’s been talking about this subject for decades, it’s never been more relevant, as his new guide to the post-Snowden world Data and Goliath demonstrates.

It’s been nearly two years since the Snowden revelations, and we’re nowhere near figuring out what to make of his revelations, but now there’s a book that collects all the most significant facts, implications and insights from the debates and packages them in a way that is accessible, smart, and important…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.