Quick hits

A collection of things I’ve been reading:

  • Fascinating thread on cryptography (which hilariously few people read) on the street price of illicitly obtained digital goods, by analogy with the price of heroin as a measure of the success of the war on drugs. I had no idea this stuff even existed, never mind was tracked (though in hindsight I guess I shouldn’t be so stupid).
  • Also from cryptography, is privacy possible in public places? Answer: Probably not.
  • Chantal Hebert has a blogue.