WIRED UK: Information graphic on UK government data sharing

This information graphic was included in an Idea’s Bank article 1)article on Wired UK website titled “Mark Walport: Government must make the case for you to share” talking covering the UK’s impressive results on data sharing. It was also published in the WIRED UK edition along with the article 2)article from the WIRED printed edition> […]

Recording usability tests with Screenflow

This is the first post in a series on hardware and software to carry out usability tests on a small budget, so call DIY usability testing. These posts are mainly for people in the censorship circumvention technology community 1)Open ITP Circumvention Tech Summit and those who build privacy and security software. They have certain needs […]

Suggested (small) change for EFF’s HTTPS Everywhere UI

The EFF 1)Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Tor Project 4)Tor Project have developed a very useful add-on for web browsers, called HTTPS Everywhere 2)HTTPS Everywhere on eff.org. What is HTTPS Everywhere and what does it do? It is a web browser (Firefox, Chrome, and Opera) extension that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making […]

Wiio’s laws of human communication

Professor Osmo Antero Wiio 1)Osmo Antero Wiio article on Wikipedia was a professor of economics at the University of Helsinki, and also a member of the Finnish parliament. He is best remembered for “Wiio’s law” 2)Wiio’s Law article on Wikipedia which states that “Communication usually fails, except by accident”. The full set of laws is […]

Textsecure: How to represent message transport in message flow?

Here are some thoughts from today about a discussion we had on Twitter about representing a message property in a messaging app UI. I’ve tried to make it as coherent as possible. I may have failed. Hopefully not. What is TextSecure? Textsecure is the excellent SMS and data messaging app 1)Textsecure on Wikipedia from WhisperSystems […]

Lorrie Faith Cranor on usable passwords

An excellent TEDx talk by Lorrie Faith Cranor 1)Lorrie Faith Cranor’s website on passwords used by users. It’s a combination of some of her previous research into passwords used by users. Cited research: Correct horse battery staple: Exploring the usability of system-assigned passphrases 2)Shay, Patrick Kelley, Komanduri, Mazurek, Ur, Vidas et al References   [ + ] […]