Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe

My tweets

  • Thu, 12:31: Search might be how we'll know we're watched over by machines of loving grace ; techno-optimism by @stefanweitz
  • Thu, 12:42: It's 25 years since I covered the UK launch of PhotoShop (as it was then called) for MacPublishing magazine. Coo, etc
  • Thu, 12:51: Spam me and have the unsubscribe go to a test page? Welcome to the junk mail folder and public shaming, little spammer
  • Thu, 12:58: RT @edbott: I hope no lawyers are injured in the stampede to sue Lenovo. Because it's going to be like Pamplona...
  • Thu, 13:00: Journalists; PCs are filled with crapware by OEMs. OEMs; it's value add software. Sorry, we mean it's ad software that makes us money
  • Thu, 13:05: the link for free extra OneDrive storage now works outside the US, but you can't get it twice
  • Thu, 13:10: RT @dangrabham: The Lenovo adware story isn't surprising. I'm sure they're not the only PC manufacturer at it.
  • Thu, 13:16: RT @AlbertoNardelli: "What happens when renewable energy runs out?" - Victoria Ayling, Ukip's candidate for Great Grimsby
  • Thu, 13:17: RT @PrivacyMatters: GOTCHA: Google caught STRIPPING SSL from BT Wi-Fi users' searches 《hadn't spotted this b4. Wow.
  • Thu, 13:18: RT @shanselman: Folks, spinning in a for-loop after DateTIme.Now then doing a bunch of stuff and declaring "this is slow" isn't performance…
  • Thu, 13:18: RT @kennwhite: Anyone suggesting that consumers can just “do a clean install of Windows” have clearly experienced in-law Thanksgivings diff…
  • Thu, 13:20: RT @nickmcquire: Gov't shows Microsoft's bundle power in O365 HW EMM & Cloud is working. Firm now #2 in UK B2B devices as we predicted http…
  • Thu, 13:22: RT @akipekka: An amazing Windows Phone app to make eating healthier easier << Microsoft rolls this out to it's emplo…
  • Thu, 13:28: RT @doubleyewdee: Microsoft Signature PCs don't come with adware or spyware, no matter who the manufacturer is. Just throwing that out ther…
  • Thu, 13:34: The machine learning powerhouse you've never heard of; Microsoft. Yes, Microsoft.
  • Thu, 13:39: Rumor: Apple couldn't get consistent readings from health sensors. Microsoft got them w Band using machine learning
  • Thu, 14:54: RT @ebassi: so, the password of the #superfish MitM certificate is the name of a company that makes proxies and spyware for parental contro…
  • Thu, 14:55: RT @ericlaw: @edbott For Fiddler, see photo #1. For Superfish, photo #2 + "find Superfish root. Click delete."
  • Thu, 14:58: RT @ericlaw: Interestingly, Komodia doesn't bother to defeat pinning in client applications like Dropbox and Google Drive.
  • Thu, 15:03: RT @SwiftOnSecurity: Adware is malware with a legal team.
  • Thu, 15:10: RT @codinghorror: If you can't say anything nice, reference it obliquely in a tweet that's open to interpretation
  • Thu, 15:12: RT @shaver: Lenovo Smartfish nonsense also breaks smart card certificate use, because why not?
  • Thu, 15:17: Open for business–Data Science at Microsoft - useful survey of the range of Ms data technologies
  • Thu, 15:24: A mix of open and closed IP; a familiar approach from technology companies, disruptive in cars?
  • Thu, 15:27: RT @ericlaw: The saddest bit of all of this debacle is that it'll probably significantly increase sales for the folks over at Komodia.
  • Thu, 15:35: Lenovo: we have NO CLUE about security. We don't understand certificates. But you should totally believe us when we say it's OK
  • Thu, 15:39: If users still wish to take further action, detailed information is available, says Lenovo & links to the top level of its forum w no info
  • Thu, 15:42: Full information about Superfish in the forums you say, Lenovo?
  • Thu, 15:43: Oh yes, users are totally going to find removal instructions, Lenovo. Missing only the 'beware of the leopard' sign
  • Thu, 15:46: This Lenovo idiocy might be the best advert Surface Pro 3 could get.
  • Thu, 15:47: You can get guaranteed crapware free PCs from Microsoft. But much as I love Microsoft Store, no shops outside US=problem. Need to try them
  • Thu, 15:56: O RLY Lenovo?! Registry entry and root certificate will remain... has zero impact to user’s PC
  • Thu, 15:57: Lenovo' 'removal' instructions are worse than their 'apology'
  • Thu, 15:59: RT @sbisson: @RealDarrenCohen @DrPizza But I believe the economics of low margin OEMs are fundamentally broken...
  • Thu, 16:04: RT @WadeWegner: Want to work with me on solving problems for enterprises using the cloud and mobile? Join our team:
  • Thu, 16:12: wanted to spend my twitter time today tweeting about my huge machine learning story where it turns out everything at Microsoft now uses ML;(
  • Thu, 16:15: RT @DrPizza: Of course, Anandtech, like us, has a methodology for their battery life testing. Instead of just saying "well it didn't last l…
  • Thu, 16:17: RT @lenovo: @lenovoforums @robertmclaws @pedrolamas Hi gents. We'll have additional instructions shortly on how to remove the certificate. …
  • Thu, 16:17: This should be good. Lenovo is going to tell users how to remove a root certificate.
  • Thu, 16:19: Lenovo subverted trust on your laptop. They screwed up their apology & removal instructions. Will you trust their cert removal instructions?
  • Thu, 16:20: Lenovo should just ask Microsoft to nuke the Superfish root certificate from orbit, to protect users
  • Thu, 16:23: RT @DrPizza: How fine? The *hi-res* XPS 13 ties the current model 13" MBA. The 1080p XPS 13 beats the current model 13" MBA by 65%.
  • Thu, 16:24: RT @DavideZordan: Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter launches in 25 new markets with Intel WiDi
  • Thu, 16:29: RT @Alex_A_Simons: For developers: ADAL for JavaScript v1.0 has GA'd! #AzureAD integration so easy, even I can do it. Read about it here ht…
  • Thu, 16:30: RT @matthew_d_green: It really seems that Lenovo has managed to paint themselves into a corner. And by 'paint' I mean rebar concrete.
  • Thu, 16:31: RT @benriga: Interesting thoughts from @AaronGustafson "Our users should never foot the bill for our convenience" Who Should Pay? http://t.…
  • Thu, 16:32: Web devs who start caring deeply about performance and efficiency seem to gravitate to working for companies who make browsers ;)
  • Thu, 16:41: Hah! @kfogradio listeners proving how much they don't want usual morning radio shock jocks; phoning in to lecture DJs on teasing each other
  • Thu, 16:57: RT @timsneath: Judging by my feed this morning, I'd say Lenovo's #Superfish statement might be a slight understatement: "user feedback was …
  • Thu, 16:59: RT @LittleWebFoot: All the work we do to optimize our software vanishes as soon as they install pre-loaded garbage on the end product.
  • Thu, 19:43: RT @HorhayAtAMD: One could say that resistive touch wasn't touch once you tried capacitive. Digital inking isn't inking until you try an ac…
  • Thu, 20:03: RT @scott_humble: We don't install malware on ThinkPad PC's. We only do that to everything in our consumer line up. @Lenovo
  • Thu, 20:05: RT @LittleWebFoot: I had to make a diagram showing him how to print. But showing him how to remove a certificate? Forget it.
  • Thu, 20:06: RT @ashedryden: If you respond with “I don’t think harassment is a real problem” you are a GIANT percentage of the problem.
  • Thu, 20:15: RT @edbott: Summary of bulletproof security advice from Internet commenters today: Get a Mac. Install Linux on it. Throw it into the ocean.
  • Thu, 20:25: If you want actual technical details, this is a look at how phone SIM keys are used
  • Thu, 20:44: RT @DrPizza: All the things that Windows trusts the Superfish certificate to do
  • Thu, 20:59: RT @thegrugq: Who'd have thought that when the Chinese backdoors everyone's laptop it'd just be to serve ads? Now they're only as evil as G…
  • Thu, 21:00: RT @feraldata: importance of telling the difference between values we claim & values we act on as starting point of people friendly design …
  • Fri, 01:21: RT @peteratmsr: The most in-depth analysis of machine learning at Microsoft, by @marypcbuk @infoworld. Even I learned a few things! http://…
  • Fri, 01:33: Lenovo is calling Superfish vulnerability severe but not actually, you know, telling users how to protect themselves
  • Fri, 01:37: RT @llorenzin: Give a man a #SuperFish & u'll pwn his machine. Teach a man to extract the #SuperFish cert password & he'll pwn ALL the thin…
  • Fri, 01:42: Area journalist bored by successful company with interesting products
  • Fri, 01:44: RT @GabeAul: @AlamoAlberto95 @marcusash We will roll out additional language support as we go, but don't have ETAs to share per language.
  • Fri, 01:45: RT @ErrataRob: I setup a hostile Apache webserver with the cracked Superfish CA cert. My infected laptop indeed connects w/o error http://t…
  • Fri, 01:53: RT @ericlaw: Superfish is parsing x509, decompressing streams, converting bytes to text, etc. Odds they got it all right approaching zero p…
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