The Security Bloggers Awards were this week at RSA!
Congratulations to Naked Security (best corporate blog), Paul DotCom (best podcast), Krebs on Security (Most educational, best represents the security industry), J4VV4D’s blog (most entertaining), Andy Greenberg’s “Meet The Hackers Who Sell Spies The Tools To Crack Your PC (And Get Paid Six-Figure Fees)” and Jack Daniel for joining the Hall of Fame!
I wrote a blog post regarding the BSidesSF/RSA conf dust-up.
(If I knew how to work Adam’s twitter integration thingy, you’d have been spared this)
We’re honored to be nominated in three categories for the Security Bloggers Awards:
- Most Educational
- Most Entertaining
- Hall of Fame
On behalf of all of us who blog here, we’re honored by the nomination, and would like to ask for your vote.
We’d also like to urge you to vote for our friends at Securosis for “Best Representing the Security Industry.” We don’t think Securosis actually is the best representative of the industry today. But I think they represent what we all ought to aspire to be, a empirical, business-aware industry. So please consider them as a part of the broad “New School” sort of slate. We’d also like to put a word in for the ThreatPost podcast as a great mix of technical and non-technical content, and for Veracode for best corporate blog. We’re suggesting Veracode in large part for Chris Eng’s empirical and side-splittingly funny thought leadership videos, but also for a general avoidance of FUD in their blogging.
But whomever you like, please take a moment to vote.
(Cross-posted from the New School blog.)
Earlier today I noticed something funny. My Google profile picture — the picture associated with my Gmail account, my GChat account, my Google+ account, etc — had vanished. A bug? Nope.
It turns out, Google — without telling me — went into my account and deleted my profile picture.
See “Dear Google+” for the details of why MG Siegler’s picture looks like this:
Yet another reason that we, retro-style, run our own blogs.
Two changes here at Emergent Chaos this weekend: first, a new, variable width theme which is a little tighter, so there’s more on a screen. Second, I’ve moved the twitter summary to weekly, as comments were running about 50-50 on the post asking for opinion. I think that may be a better balance.
And a bonus third: someone else’s navel for you to gaze at:
So about a month ago, I started flowing my tweets over here. I’d love your thoughts on if it’s helpful, hurtful, or you just ignore it in your reader.
[Update: currently arguments run 3:2 against continuing Twitter in the main feed. More (and civil) debate is invited.]
I’ve decided to experiment with pushing my Twitter feed onto the blog. What do you think?
For non-Twitter users, the RT means “re-tweet,” amplifying things that others have said and MT means modified tweet, where the RT plus comment don’t quite fit.
If someone has php code to resolve t.co URLs into real URLs, that would be nice, and the Twitter Tools plugin seems easy to hack on.
I’ll be contributing to a new group blog, “I will opt out“. I think that concentrating and combining resources will help the people who care find all the news they want. My first post is at “More news from around the web”
Apparently, the Iranian Government has sentenced Hossein “Hoder” Derakhshan to 19.5 years in jail for “collaborating with enemy states, creating propaganda against the Islamic regime, insulting religious sanctity, and creating propaganda for anti-revolutionary groups.” If you think putting bloggers or journalists in jail is wrong, please, please take a moment to sign the petition to free him.
I’m shocked and appalled. I’d met Hoder once, when I was working with the Committee to Protect Bloggers on ways to help bloggers in repressive regimes protect their privacy and freedom of speech. He was a nice fellow, and helped me understand some little bit of the complexity of the Iranian blogosphere.
Regardless of our having met and him being a nice guy, the sentence can not be described except as insane and unjust.
No one should be in jail because of peaceful efforts to improve understanding between societies.
For more, please see the Free Hoder blog has an interview with Hoder’s mom, and there’s another blog Free the Blogfather, which is in French.
Please take a moment to sign the petition to free him, and ask your friends to do the same.