As in previous years, the list of most popular posts for 2014 was disappointing, so I’ve compiled this list for you to consider instead.
As it happens, only three posts stood out for me, and all of them were on the previous list.
- May Reza Berati be the last, Mr Abbott. I do like this as exampled of the controlled rant, barely concealing a seething rage.
- Operation Sovereign Borders, sinister and banal. Ditto for my reaction to Mick Kinley, acting chief executive officer of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) shrugging off concerns that Australia removes safety equipment from the lifeboats we put asylum seekers on before telling them to go home.
- Algorithms and the Filter Bubble, Take 3. I continue to get compliments about this lecture, so it deserves to be on the list.
In the past I haven’t included the material I wrote elsewhere, for ZDNet Australia, Technology Spectator, CSO Online, Crikey, ABC The Drum and the rest. That’s all listed on my Media Output page. But this year I will highlight some of my personal favourites.
- It’s strange, but we never really had to learn to love the bomb, Crikey, 29 January 2014.
- Want secure software? Listen to Marge Simpson, ZDNet Australia, 13 March 2014.
- It’s time that ‘metadata’ met an end, ZDNet Australia, 20 March 2014.
- Enjoy your Ubergasm, but don’t expect respect in the morning, ZDNet Australia, 30 April 2014.
- To win the cloud, remember George Westinghouse, ZDNet Australia, 27 May 2014.
- Enough with the cyber ‘wake-up calls’, ZDNet Australia, 11 June 2014.
- Google’s backward step on Android app privacy, ZDNet Australia, 20 June 2014.
- Big data is just a big, distracting bubble, soon to burst, ZDNet Australia, 11 July 2014.
- Beware the spin behind Australia’s new surveillance laws, ZDNet Australia, 21 July 2014.
- Beware the spin behind Australia’s copyright law discussion paper, ZDNet Australia, 28 July 2014.
- Putting people at the centre of enterprise security, ZDNet Australia, 3 November 2014.
If you’d like to compare this with previous years, go for it: