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The promises of a decentralized currency

14 minute read

I once rented a part of a house that had been, well, not fully cleaned out from the previous occupants… A bit of digging uncovered a fascinating tale of cros...

Kyiv on #Jan25

5 minute read

I spent this past week in Kiev. You may have heard something about the protests, and possibly even about some of the policy changes and new laws that sparke...

Jam Echelon Day, Redux

4 minute read

(Or, how to remind anyone snooping your email of your fourth amendment rights)

Stop doing Technology for Good So Badly.

8 minute read

I’ve been reflecting on some of the challenges I’ve faced across multiple organizations trying to leverage the power of technology to create positive social ...

The Anti-Halo Effect

3 minute read

Create pro-consumer mobile technology and open up a new market of multi-platform and platform-agnostic users who want the best devices.

Choice is the Challenge - Mobiles for Data

1 minute read

You might think that the topic of collecting data via mobile devices would be a rather dry discussion of data management and statistical methodology. You wou...

Of Code, Free Speech, and Weapons

9 minute read

We are in a world where free speech (in the form of computer code) can create real world objects and actions that are themselves regulated or outright illegal.