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Wes Hargrove

 How we turn $199 Chromebooks into Ubuntu-based code learning machines for kids

I am an insta-fan of this.

| Posted by Wes at 2014-08-07 8:44:15 AM

 Net neutrality

This is a pretty reasonable summation of the difficulty facing Net Neutrality.

At this point, the Internet is a public service and fair access should be a basic right.

Completely agree.

| Posted by Wes at 2014-07-14 10:31:01 AM

 Apple poaches Swiss watch exec for iWatch launch

If he would have gone to my direct competitors I would find it [a little bit] betrayed

Two things I want to point out:

1. If there was any doubt that Apple is making an “iWatch” soon, those doubts can now be laid to rest.

2. That TAG Heuer does not see Apple as competition, given all the smoke about “iWatch”, seems short-sighted to me.

| Posted by Wes at 2014-07-04 9:34:27 AM

 Apple rolls out two-step verification for Web apps

I approve.

I wonder if two-step verification is required when signing in to iCloud on a new device?

| Posted by Wes at 2014-06-30 2:34:20 PM

 Estonia takes the plunge

Secure, authenticated identity is the birthright of every Estonian: before a newborn even arrives home, the hospital will have issued a digital birth certificate and his health insurance will have been started automatically. All residents of the small Baltic state aged 15 or over have electronic ID cards, which are used in health care, electronic banking and shopping, to sign contracts and encrypt e-mail, as tram tickets, and much more besides—even to vote.

As someone who deals with authentication on a near-daily basis (personally and professionally) this is intriguing.

| Posted by Wes at 2014-06-30 9:10:06 AM