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Ad Revenue Bubble

Madison Avenue used to mean something. Advertising once had a kind of exclusivity. A cold-blooded adaptation of Freudian psychology by Bernays and other demagogues for the purpose of controlling the uncontrollable. It had unique social, economic, and political value. The machines of advertising, along with its henchmen, marketing, PR, and consumerism, were long alone in […]

Syndicated Malware

It’s virtually impossible to browse to a web-page these days without embedded advertising. Most of this sort of content gets included through the use of javascript retrieved from the ad syndicator’s network (such as Google’s show_ads.js or Yahoo’s ypn.js). Similarly, most web-sites also employ some form of analytics, where the tracking is often achieved in […]

Avoid High-Availability Hypocrisy

As an industry, Information Security concerns itself with the Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability of assets. One manifestation of this is a series of technologies dedicated to providing high-availability, or some kind of assurance of redundancy or scalability of critical components or services. The current trend is to employ layers of the diversity of products and […]