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A very interesting paper on the effect of Nano-Bio-Info-Cogno (NBIC) technologies, empowering directed human evolution and transhumanism, on global security. These technologies seem inevitable and allow for powers yet unimaginable for human beings. However as of now most humans don't appear to be ready to handle such power. And this is mainly the problem this paper focuses on.


As Apple's Steve Jobs is announcing that they suddenly "want native third-party applications on the iPhone", something its users have been yearning to have ever since they started buying these phones (even if it meant hacking them), Steve justifies their prior resistance to this kind of openness by security threats. As he says, they are "trying to do two diametrically opposed things at once — provide an advanced and open platform to developers while at the same time protect iPhone users from viruses, malware, privacy attacks, etc."


This is just a hilariously funny story apparently from "Scrap" a SecurityMonkey, if I got that right. Looks like you can find more of them here.


Why are there so many crappy security products for sale?

It's interesting to apply the same principles to the software market in general.