A friend recently pointed out that I haven’t updated this blog in a while. Part of this is because I’m way overdue to revamp this website, and don’t pay much as much attention to it as I should. Beyond that, I’ve been working on some long-term projects which launch in October, December/January and an undetermined future date. (I also helped with a podcast that’ll be out later this month, so I’ll update this post when it is.) That said, I do have five posts and a few odds and ends to share! Here’s a smattering of things I worked on over the past few months.
A combination of satellite tech and AI has helped uncover more than 900 Chinese vessels that might be illegally fishing in North Korean waters. Also, here’s the U.S.-based Wired version of the same story.
The Best VPN Service (Updated!) (Wirecutter, a New York Times company)
This is an update of a piece I did about a year ago, and we have a new top pick and runner-up, and some information on what VPNs are and what they do and don’t do.
How to Delete Your Information From People Search Sites (Consumer Reports)
Following the DevOps Career Arc From Beginner to Top Tier (Dice Insights)
I was also quoted in a story about Mozilla’s new VPN in Daily Dot by Ana Valens and was one of many amazing guests on Freedom of the Press Foundation’s really fun podcast on Twitch, which you should totally be listening to. Additionally, I did some background research and writing for EFF’s post about predictive policing: Technology Can’t Predict Crime, It Can Only Weaponize Proximity to Policing by Matthew Guariglia. Also, I was able to cross “being cited in not one, but two amicus briefs to the Supreme Court” off my bucket list. (While you’re here, see this letter in response to Voatz’s recent SCOTUS brief advocating a broad interpretation of the CFAA.)