Law, Tech and Policy

Got Your Number: Cyber-attacks Make Us Rethink the Idea of Social Security Numbers – California Magazine

Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends presentation

What is Code? – an excellent long-read by Paul Ford in Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Tomorrow’s Advance Man – Marc Andreessen’s Plan to Win the Future – New Yorker

Why the Blockchain Matters – Reid Hoffman at Wired UK

Quantum Computing is About to Overturn Cybersecurity’s Balance of Power – Washington Post

What is ‘Cybersecurity Law’? – Orin Kerr in The Washington Post

According To The Government, Clearing Your Browser History Is A Felony – TechDirt;   Also, When It’s a Crime to Withdraw Money From Your Bank – New York Times

General Interest

The Fallen of WWII – a captivating visualization (I watched the video (18 minutes); there is also an interactive version) of WWII casualties, including in relation to post-WWII conflicts. Highly recommended.

The Rise and Fall of Silk Road (part I and part II) – Wired; and Sunk: How Ross Ulbricht Ended up in Prison for Life – Inside the Trial that Brought Down a Darknet Pirate – ArsTechnica

26 years after Tiananmen, Chinese Millennials are Forgetting to Fear their Government – Gwynn Guilford at Quartz

Do You Fear an Elite Population of Enhanced Babies? – FuturePundit

These Stunning Photos of New Zealand’s Largest Gang Will Give You Sleepless Nights – Vice

Recommended Video: Vinod Khosla @ The Stanford Graduate School of Business: “Failure Does Not Matter – Success Matters.” As is readily apparent from the video, Khosla has a very healthy ego, for the most part earned. There are various versions of this talk on the web, but this recent appearance at Stanford GSB is one of the better. The key portion is from the beginning to 35:30 (when the audience questions begin).