April 7, 2011 Leave a comment
Short Video from PJTV featuring an interview with Paul Rosenzweig.
Cryptography, Information Theory and Codes
March 12, 2011 2 Comments
As reported by the National Post
Canada’s telecom regulator said Friday it will not expand its probe into Internet pricing to look at the billing practices of retail Internet services because market forces are working just fine for consumers.
A related editorial, explains why this is the right approach.
A “Free” internet does not mean that users should not be paying market prices for connectivity or services.
See my previous post.
March 3, 2011 4 Comments
What can go wrong with the government dictating how much companies can charge for bandwidth on the internet?
They certainly have a very good track record regulating it.
Regulators are congenitally incapable of grasping that they create more problems than they solve
This is why I am always wary of attempts at regulation.
February 19, 2011 2 Comments
SANS Institute has the best article I’ve seen on the issue of IPv4 address space exhaustion. A good read, including the comments.
Today, IANA announced that it had handed out two more /8 IPv4 assignments to APNIC. As a result, IANA is down to 5 /8s, triggering its special policy to hand out one address to each regional registrar (RIR). The 5 RIRs are AFRNIC (Africa), APNIC (Asia Pacific), ARIN (North America), LACNIC (Latin
January 5, 2011 Leave a comment
The fact that 2011 is a prime number didn’t escape the mathematical inclined minds. Moreover, as tweeted @mathematicsprof 2011 can be expressed as the sum of the 11 consecutive primes 157+163+167+173+179+181+191+193+197+199+211.
This already sets the stage for a year that, I will dare to predict, will not be easily forgotten. A confluence of processes already in motion may result in drastic changes for the world and in particular the Internet. To wit:
As the Chinese say “May you live in interesting times” ….
November 21, 2010 1 Comment
Look like the US Senate made the power to censor the web into a law. The music and movie industry successfully lobbied the US government into work for them as the enforcers of copyright. As I said long time ago, a new business model needs to fill the chasm created by the new technologies between the labels that want to conduct business as usual, the artists and the consumer.
January 16, 2010 Leave a comment
A network glitch(?) that logs AT&T users into other people facebook accounts at random was reported today.
Who knows, in the future many kids could attribute their existence to a programming error. If so should we call it the Destiny_2.0 bug?
November 16, 2009 Leave a comment
An “Authentication Gap” was discovered in the latest version of SSL/TLS protocol.This could potentially be a huge problem. The gap is not due to some erroneous implementation, it is a property of the protocol.
Here is a list of links to websites where the issue is being followed:
October 22, 2009 Leave a comment
One application seeks to use optic fiber that has being laid but not being used to enable the establishment of secure keys using quantum technology http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/23317/page1/
The other is a wireless network in which the information is carried in the unused interstices of the TV spectrum. http://www.technologyreview.com/communications/23781/