Over the weekend I pushed two major changes to the website: Changed hosts from Ramnode to Digital Ocean.Migrated the back-end from Craft to Ghost.I'm not going to dwell on the first point. Ramnode has been great but I wanted Finely Balanced to have its own server rather than Read on →
Posted on 22 February 2020. About a 3 min read.
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past decade or think that governments actually have your interests at heart, the 'revelations' last week that again confirmed the US, China and Australia all spy on us should not have come as a shock. First, Australia. Remember that law that Read on →
Delivered on 17 February 2020. About a 6 min read.
I might be jumping the gun a bit here (Libra hasn't even launched yet!) but the writing is on the wall. Eight founding institutions have now withdrawn from Facebook's Libra Association, with the Financial Times running an article last week detailing why Mastercard officially pulled out (for those unfamiliar with Read on →
Delivered on 11 February 2020. About a 5 min read.
In what should come as a surprise to no one, the United States government is trying to use anti-Big Tech sentiment to achieve its decade+ long goal of banning encryption: Remember, CALEA makes it perfectly legal for providers of “information services” (such as Apple and Facebook) to design encryption that Read on →
Delivered on 04 February 2020. About a 3 min read.