Amazon’s Echo Chamber – Dustin Curtis pulls no punches in his critique of Amazon’s hardware strategy, and he’s not wrong.
What You Need to Know About WireLurker – respected security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski explains the details of WireLurker, a new OS X trojan found circulating in a number of Chinese warez distributions that’s particularly interesting because it attacks any USB-connected iOS devices, jailbroken or otherwise.
No, Spotify isn't paying more to artists than iTunes in Europe (yet) – Ian Betteridge picks apart the misleading stories going around, post- Taylor Swift’s label pulling her music from Spotify
How I created two images with the same MD5 hash – impressive demonstration by Nat McHugh, showing that what once took nation state level resources can now be performed on an Amazon Web Services GPU instance for 65 cents. If it wasn’t clear before, it should be now: MD5 as a secure hash is well and truly dead.
How to apply for a licence to use an orphan work – a big day for the UK copyright & IP industry. The large players have lobbied hard to try to convince the average creative types (photographers, musicians, etc.) to be against this, but it’s fundamentally a good thing and goes at least some way to addressing one of the major problems of copyright: namely its duration is now so long that after a time, for a significant number of works, the creator/rights-holder cannot be found. It’s worth mentioning the new (1st Oct 2014) exceptions to UK copyright, too.
Leaving Pixels Behind – a very useful presentation by Todd Parker explaining how to use SVG graphics on the web