Securing S3 Assets


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recorded on iMac using the Chrome browser This post is about securing S3 assets. Certainly, S3 has been used to back applications for a long time. Uh, no big surprise there - it works. Well, this post is about a particular scenario that I found challenging to get right and had a couple of edge cases. A very obscure case is that could leak confidential member data. And by member data, I mean, posts.

About


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Written by John Minnihan, No Risk, No Reward publishes analysis of the technology & internet sector, which emphasis on the utility, business and ethics of technology and those who create it. John is a technologist with a background that includes repairing some of the earliest PCs at the component level & inventing hosted source control. Freepository, the first site that allowed developers to collaborate on source code, securely managed 3 billion lines of code for members in over 120 countries.

Dna Testing


3 mins

I received a DNA test kit for Father’s Day. I’m not going to use it. Here’s why. Submitting a DNA test to Ancestry requires signing up for an account and agreeing to their terms of service. I can imagine lots of people do this without actually reading the ToS. The Ancestry ToS is a contract. When you sign it, you’ve entered into an agreement that allows them to, among other things, take an in-perpetuity license to your DNA.

The Beach


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Recorded on iPhone Using default Safari browser This transcription has been recorded literally on the beach. I am less than one hundred feet from the water, probably seventy feet from the water. I’m in a lounge chair at the resort in Playa Del Carmen and having a cerveza.  Life is good. - jbminn

Privacy and Trust


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Recorded on iPhone using the default safari browser. -- All right, here we go. This is a post about privacy and trust in the tech news. Actually, in the news news over the past twenty four hours have been two stories - three stories really, that I have got my attention. First is Facebook’s nefarious trickery in conning what sounds like minors into giving control of their phones to Facebook in exchange for twenty dollars a month.