Four short links: 14 September 2016

Open Innovation, Infrastructure Security, Brain Sensing, and Inside/Outside Data

By Nat Torkington
September 14, 2016
Four short links
  1. Open Innovation Toolkit (Mozilla) — a community-sourced set of best practices and principles to help you incorporate human-centered design into your product development process.
  2. Someone is Learning How to Take Down the Internet (Bruce Schneier) — These companies are seeing more attacks using three or four different vectors. This means that the companies have to use everything they’ve got to defend themselves. They can’t hold anything back. They’re forced to demonstrate their defense capabilities for the attacker.
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  4. Brain Sensing: 12wpm TypingThat technology, developed by Stanford Bio-X scientists Krishna Shenoy, a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford, and postdoctoral fellow Paul Nuyujukian, directly reads brain signals to drive a cursor moving over a keyboard. In an experiment conducted with monkeys, the animals were able to transcribe passages from the New York Times and Hamlet at a rate of up to 12 words per minute.
  5. Data on the Outside vs. Data on the Inside (Paper a Day) — “Data on the inside” refers to the encapsulated private data contained within a service, and “data on the outside” refers to the information that flows between independent services. Data on the outside must be immutable and identifiable so that it is the same no matter when or where it is referenced. Within a service, you can refer to “The New York Times” and always mean the current version. “The New York Times” here serves as a version independent identifier. But when data goes on the outside, just saying “The New York Times” is no longer enough, the version independent identifier needs to be converted to a version dependent identifier. For example, “The New York Times on Jan 4th, 2005, California Edition.”
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