Free software on Hacker Public Radio

Kevin O'Brien likes to talk. Luckily for computer users everywhere, he likes to talk about free and open source software. O'Brien is tech track lead...Read more

Do cloud right: Four critical steps to selecting the provider for you

cloud services and providers
When Edward Snowden leaked intelligence files, a storm was triggered in the cloud, leaving a path of destruction. Snowden’s email provider Lavabit...Read more

Pushing for open data? 3 steps to consider

Pushing for open data? 3 steps to consider
Open Data is fast becoming a ‘hot topic’ in government. I’m proud to see my colleagues & fellow open gov supporters helping governments around...Read more

A few words about Google Health

Google Health was doomed from the start. It was based on a legal fallacy and a technical one.Read more

How to browse anonymously with Tor

Seems like every couple of months, a major security breach story hits the news — and I don't mean thieves cracking into Sony's account servers; I...Read more

Why we need an open wireless movement

Yesterday Peter Eckersly posted at about the EFF's coming Open Wireless Movement. Here's what he had to say: If you sometimes find yourself...Read more

Is Google Health on its deathbed? Privacy and the personal health record

Google Health is approaching its second birthday, and according to some, also near death . I can't help but speculate that if it is indeed shuffling...Read more

Balancing transparency and privacy

One of the keys to a successful open source community is appropriate transparency. A community with strong values around transparency will also be...Read more