Radar trends to watch: May 2021RIP Dan Kaminski, master hacker, teacher, FOO, and a great showman who could make some of the more arcane corners of security fun. The Signal app, probably the most widely used app for truly private communication, has wrapped itself in controversy by incorporating a peer-to-peer payments feature build around a new cryptocurrency. The API allows searching for chords, sharing and retrieving songs, and embedding chords on your website. The Craig Venter Institute, NIST, and MIT have produced an artificial cell that divides normally. Twitter, context collapse, and how trending topics can ruin your day. Nickels, dimes, and quarters work. “Traditional” cryptography only protects data in storage or in transit; to use data in computation, it must be decrypted.
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