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What is Big Data?

If you’ve been paying any attention to the tech industry in the past year or so, you’ve probably seen almost as many references to “big data” as you’ve seen to “the cloud.” Both are ridiculous and fairly meaningless umbrella terms for things that actually matter. More on the the cloud later, but as I mentioned […]

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Cryptography is Hard

Lots of things in the news recently have been pushing me to do an article on cryptography. Unfortunately, cryptography is hard, and the longer I try to work on this, the longer the article gets. Meanwhile, I realize that at >1000 words, I still haven’t really explained anything useful and my readership probably gave up […]