The Software Limbo

Bruce Schneier argues that data is the pollution of the information age, and “just as 100 years ago people ignored pollution in our rush to build the Industrial Age, today we’re ignoring data in our rush to build the Information Age.” Software is still surfing the wave of technology revolution. In the tug-of-war between producers …

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Autodesk Design Review 2010 Snake Oil Alert

From a new features overview of Autodesk Design Review 2010 comes the following snake oil claim: Digital SignaturesTo help secure your data, you can now digitally sign DWFx files. As I’ve explained before, digital signatures do not provide data security; they simply authenticate the person that applied the signature. Digital signatures are a welcome feature …

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