Author: Christopher Mackay

Security expert Bruce Schneier on passwords

Last year, Ars Technica gave three experts a 16,000-entry encrypted password file, and asked them to break as many as possible. The winner got 90% of them, the loser 62% — in a few hours. It’s the same sort of thing we saw in 2012, 2007, and earlier. If there’s any new news, it’s that… Read more »

Kevin Rothermel on Facebook

Facebook, I think, overall, is a lot of what’s wrong with marketing online, actually… what’s happened with Facebook is it’s given brand people — who otherwise don’t really understand the Internet or have the patience to build something that would be good enough for people to want to use — it gives them a really… Read more »

20 years wrangling the web (so you don’t have to)

This week marks the 25th anniversary of Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s invention of the World Wide Web. My own humble take on this momentous event is that I’ve personally been working on it for almost exactly 20 years now. It was a day like many others, in early 1994, when Cameron Bales (@tarlbot), my partner-in-crime turned… Read more »

MAFA negotiations website launched

Tantramar Interactive Inc. is pleased to have worked closely with the Mount Allison Faculty Association in producing the newly-launched mafanegotiations.ca. As MAFA works towards a collective agreement with Mount Allison University’s administration, the site helps maintain active communications with their members.