Here’s the key stuff that happened in my week of Monday 2 to Sunday 8 December 2013.
As I mentioned last time, I’ll do some sort of more detailed post explaining the state of the world — or at least my little bit of it — once I’ve caught up on these posts.
- Snowden’s legacy and the NSA of everything, ZDNet Australia, 2 December 2013. This 1000-word piece was part of a major ZDNet feature on IT Security in the Snowden Era.
- Bitcoin: your handy guide to digital pickpocketing, Crikey, 6 December 2013.
- Bitcoin: It’s not just loopy tulip land, it’s worse, ZDNet Australia, 6 December 2013. To say that this column generated some feedback is an understatement.
- On Tuesday I went to Verizon’s lunchtime briefing on their predicted trends for 2014 at Rockpool Bar and Grill in Sydney. There was food and wine.
- On Wednesday I went to Symantec’s end-of-year media lunch at Gowings Bar and Grill at Sydney’s QT Hotel. There was food and wine.
- On Wednesday afternoon I continued on to McAfee in the Park, held in the Rose Garden at Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens. There was food and wine. Are you detecting a pattern here? There was also a lion.
- On Thursday I went to Websense’s lunchtime briefing on their security predictions for 2014 at Wolfies, Circular Quay. There was food and wine.