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Attention PGP Users: New Vulnerabilities Require You To Take Action Now

Attention PGP Users: New Vulnerabilities Require You To Take Action Now | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Attention PGP Users: New Vulnerabilities Require You To Take Action Now | Electronic Frontier Foundationhttps://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/05/attention-pgp-users-new-vulnerabilities-require-you-take-action-nowUPDATE (5/14/18): More information has been released. See EFF’s more detailed explanation and analysis here.A group of European security researchers have released a warning about a set of vulnerabilities affecting users of PGP and S/MIME. EFF has been in communication with the research team, and can confirm that these vulnerabilities pose an immediate risk to those using these tools for email communication, including the potential exposure of the contents of past messages.

Ten Tips On Typography in Web Design

Ten Tips On Typography in Web Design - Marvel Blog

Ten Tips On Typography in Web Design – Marvel Bloghttps://blog.marvelapp.com/ten-tips-typography-web-design/?ref=donvy.comCommunication plays a vital role in design — it’s essential to establish a clear connection between the website and user and to help your users accomplish their goals. When we talk about communication in web design context, we usually mean text. Typography plays a vital role in this process:

Facebook Launches Desktop Chat Apps for Workplace

News: Facebook Launches Desktop Chat Apps for Workplace

News: Facebook Launches Desktop Chat Apps for Workplacehttp://sea.pcmag.com/news/17749/facebook-launches-desktop-chat-apps-for-workplaceAlongside the standard Facebook offering on the web and mobile, the social network targets business users with Workplace. It’s Facebook’s enterprise collaboration service aimed at being a complete communication tool for businesses. It costs between $1-$3 per user per month, and forms a separate, secure mini social network for employees.

Ditch the Carriers, Make Your Own Cell Network

Ditch the Carriers, Make Your Own Cell Network - Geek.com

Ditch the Carriers, Make Your Own Cell Network – Geek.comhttps://www.geek.com/tech/ditch-the-carriers-make-your-own-cell-network-1717893/?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=titleThere are plenty of legitimate reasons to want take control of your communication. I’m of the opinion that everyone should be using Signal and VPNs at the very least, and the more layers …

We are all developing a healthier relationship with email

Adobe Reveals the Secrets of Email | Webdesigner Depot

Adobe Reveals the Secrets of Email | Webdesigner Depothttps://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2017/08/adobe-reveals-the-secrets-of-email/Adobe shared the results of its 3rd annual consumer email survey today, and while some of the findings are extremely predictable—nobody likes spam—others are downright shocking: for example, business email is 36 times more popular than social message services like Slack. Yeah, let that one sink in… In fact email, that clunky relic of the early days of the web is actually the most popular form of communication online and its popularity is increasing year on year.

Absence is not a hole to be filled;

“Absence is not a hole to be filled; it’s an opportunity to experience the worth of our relationships, an opportunity to give ourselves, not as local presences, but as persons. Absence allows us to be intentional in our self-manifestation, not merely appearing or showing up, but actively crafting an expression of our interior lives in the letter or the gift. Distance allows us to reinsert work into our communication, and our works reveal us with greater clarity than the clearest of webcams could.”

This puts into words something I’ve been thinking about for a while.https://medium.com/@maxtb/this-puts-into-words-something-ive-been-thinking-about-for-a-while-fc55df903a53By making communication effortless, it can rob it of the investment from either party and therefore remove the thing that feels nice about a friend contacting you to catch up. Or a thoughtful postcard from your other half on a work trip (vs a FB Messenger message.)

Caltech’s ‘lensless camera’ could make our phones truly flat

Caltech’s ‘lensless camera’ could make our phones truly flathttps://www.engadget.com/2017/06/22/caltech-lensless-heterodyne-camera/Cameras need lenses, so your thin phone has a bump, but one day an ultra-thin optical phased array chip could change that. It uses math and optical sensors to simulate the effect of a lens. According to Professor Ali Hajimiri, it “can switch from a fish-eye to a telephoto lens instantaneously—with just a simple adjustment in the way the array receives light.” The principle is similar to the way phased communication arrays can focus and steer radio waves in a particular direction, but working in reverse.

How Arrival’s Designers Crafted a Mesmerizing Alien Alphabet

by Margaret Rhodes @ wired.com

Arrival is, to be sure, an alien flick. But under that sci-fi veneer is a film about communication, and the effort required to understand someone (or, in this case, something) who looks and speaks differently than you do.

In the film, this patient work falls to linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams), who is summoned to Montana, by the US Military, to communicate with an alien race known as the “heptapods.” (Heads up: Minor spoilers lie ahead.) The aliens write with “logograms,” circular glyphs that resemble coffee stains. The symbols are simultaneously mesmerizing and utterly foreign.