Matthew Braga

Canada

How to Ask Dating Apps and Fitness Trackers For Your Personal Data (in Canada)

Canada's superior privacy laws are a good reminder of where the US falls short.
Matthew Braga
6.21.16
AI

In The Future, We'll Leave Software Bug Hunting to the Machines

In the future, having AI that can help humans find bugs won’t just be practical, but a necessity.
Matthew Braga
6.16.16
Canada

What Happens When Canadian Cops Find a Software Security Flaw?

If left unpatched, these holes can pose a huge security risk to users.
Matthew Braga
5.2.16
Canada

Canada Needs to Revive the Encryption Debate It Had in the 1990s

We still aren't talking about encryption.
Matthew Braga
4.26.16
Why Is This Still a Thing?

Why Are Travel Agents Still a Thing?

The profession is thriving—It just depends on what you define as a travel agent.
Matthew Braga
3.18.16
News

The FBI Is at War With Apple Because It Couldn’t Change Wiretap Law

When politicians talk about legislating encryption, what they’re really talking about is lawful surveillance.
Matthew Braga
3.1.16
News

Rogers and Alcatel-Lucent Proposed an Encryption Backdoor for Police

The system would encrypt messages use a pre-defined random number that only a select few would know.
Matthew Braga
2.12.16
News

More Security Vulnerabilities Found in Hello Barbie Toy's Servers

Researchers find 14 more bugs in the internet-connected toy, some of which still haven't been fixed.
Matthew Braga
1.25.16
You'll Sleep When You're Dead

The Story Behind f.lux, the Night Owl's Color-Shifting Sleep App of Choice

Why the creators of the colour-shifting app f.lux have spent the last seven years trying to help you get a good night's sleep.
Matthew Braga
1.21.16
You'll Sleep When You're Dead

Making a Car that Won't Let You Sleep

Algorithms, sensors—there's There's even talk of using biometrics and wearables, data derived straight from a driver's body, to determine if a person is too tired to drive.
Matthew Braga
1.19.16
Canada

Canadian Judge Offers Guidelines to Make Cellphone Surveillance Less Intrusive

A "landmark" privacy didn't outlaw tower dumps completely, but it did raise the threshold for requests.
Matthew Braga
1.16.16
News

The Verbasizer was David Bowie’s 1995 Lyric-Writing Mac App

"What you end up with is a real kaleidoscope of meanings and topic and nouns and verbs all sort of slamming into each other.”
Matthew Braga
1.11.16
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