Emerging-Tech Blog https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com our blog for a connected future Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:17:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/VC-512x512-575abfffv1_site_icon-50x50.png Emerging-Tech Blog https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com 32 32 79016249 Unexpected Item in the Bagging Area: AI Super-Intelligence Fear Mongering https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2017/11/15/unexpected-item-in-the-bagging-area-ai-super-intelligence-fear-mongering/ https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2017/11/15/unexpected-item-in-the-bagging-area-ai-super-intelligence-fear-mongering/#comments Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:11:43 +0000 https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/?p=2083 “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” –Arthur C. Clarke Our fear of technology is deeply rooted in society. Some countries, mostly in East-Asia are more open to embrace unknown technologies than others. Those from my own tribe (the German speaking world) are usually skeptic when compared to the Japanese, where despite[¹] an aging […]]]> https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2017/11/15/unexpected-item-in-the-bagging-area-ai-super-intelligence-fear-mongering/feed/ 1 Joachim Bauernberger 2083 What Kant can teach about critical thought and tech innovation https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2017/11/01/what-kant-can-teach-about-critical-thinking-and-tech-innovation/ https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2017/11/01/what-kant-can-teach-about-critical-thinking-and-tech-innovation/#respond Wed, 01 Nov 2017 08:45:18 +0000 https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/?p=2077 Technology bashing[1][2] has been in vogue lately. I’m probably not the only one disillusioned with the direction our industry is heading[1]. When I started out the Web/Internet promised democracy, freedom, personal empowerment through knowledge sharing. Today every big tech firm wants to become a monopoly[1][2]. There is no room for others. It’s all or nothing, […]]]> https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2017/11/01/what-kant-can-teach-about-critical-thinking-and-tech-innovation/feed/ 0 Joachim Bauernberger 2077 The origin of the modern neckbeard (hacker) https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/10/23/the-origin-of-the-modern-neckbeard-hacker/ https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/10/23/the-origin-of-the-modern-neckbeard-hacker/#respond Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:18:55 +0000 https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/?p=1775 Henry David Thoreau (1816-1862) was probably the first content creator to sport a vigorous neckbeard. As Louisa May Alcott noted: “Most assuredly it deflected amorous advances and preserve the man’s virtue in perpetuity.” Discovering the contraceptive advantages of the neckbeard was not the only way in which Thoreau was ahead of his time. He was […]]]> https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/10/23/the-origin-of-the-modern-neckbeard-hacker/feed/ 0 Joachim Bauernberger 1775 The Art of Maskirovka: Russian Intel linked to DNC & DCCC hacks https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/10/15/the-art-of-maskirovka-russian-intel-linked-to-dnc-dccc-hacks/ https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/10/15/the-art-of-maskirovka-russian-intel-linked-to-dnc-dccc-hacks/#respond Sat, 15 Oct 2016 16:26:53 +0000 https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/?p=1747 Information Security Researcher & OpSec guru thegrugq is piecing various independently researched information together, leaving no doubt that the FSB was behind recent DNC and DCCC hacks. In my elaborate August post on Smart-City security and ethical considerations, I pointed out that hacking and meddling in a foreign nation’s elections is neither new, nor unexpected. […]]]> https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/10/15/the-art-of-maskirovka-russian-intel-linked-to-dnc-dccc-hacks/feed/ 0 Joachim Bauernberger 1747 SmartCities’s Cyber Security Role and Ethical Challenges https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/08/06/smartcitiess-cyber-security-role-and-ethical-challenges/ https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/08/06/smartcitiess-cyber-security-role-and-ethical-challenges/#comments Sat, 06 Aug 2016 19:29:53 +0000 https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/?p=1711 Security and safety challenges of smart-cities are under hot discussion, and thanks to its property as an umbrella term every cyber-security vendor has an opinion on it. Most technical research on smart-cities aren’t addressing cyber security and privacy concerns. The consensus is that it’s the vendor/integrator who should be held accountable when things go wrong. But […]]]> https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/08/06/smartcitiess-cyber-security-role-and-ethical-challenges/feed/ 1 Joachim Bauernberger 1711 Streembit in the era of “Digital Darwinism” https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/08/01/streembit-in-the-era-of-digital-darwinism/ https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/08/01/streembit-in-the-era-of-digital-darwinism/#respond Mon, 01 Aug 2016 15:35:48 +0000 http://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/?p=1635 Human Vs. machine, Atoms Vs. bits; this changes in how people communicate, connect with machines, and discover the world of things are carrying incredible technologies to Digital market. We are now beginning the era of “Digital Darwinism”. “Era where technology , society and operation models are evolving faster than businesses can adapt.” Firstly thanks for […]]]> https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/08/01/streembit-in-the-era-of-digital-darwinism/feed/ 0 Amgad Magdy 1635 Thoughts on Streembit without getting too technical https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/07/08/thoughts-on-streembit-without-getting-too-technical/ https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/07/08/thoughts-on-streembit-without-getting-too-technical/#respond Fri, 08 Jul 2016 21:44:15 +0000 http://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/?p=1603 I have been trying to come up with a simple explanation of Streembit. Almost like an explanation without actually explaining it: “Streembit is a peer-to-peer human and machine communication platform. Secure, peer-to-peer, decentralized network formation is a fundamental and unsolved information technology problem.“ Streembit aims to solve this problem. But what exactly is the problem […]]]> https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/07/08/thoughts-on-streembit-without-getting-too-technical/feed/ 0 Christopher Schwab 1603 Interesting Lifehacks: Use a Wooden Spoon to Block Part of your Screen https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/06/23/interesting-lifehacks-use-a-wooden-spoon-to-block-part-of-your-screen/ https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/06/23/interesting-lifehacks-use-a-wooden-spoon-to-block-part-of-your-screen/#respond Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:12:04 +0000 http://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/?p=1585 While the benefit of the wooden spoon may not be immediately obvious to the novice user, the concept is now hailed the ‘next big thing’ in software development. Early adopters have been tinkering with some creative use-cases. Most users first realize The Spoons power when selectively blocking unwanted pop-ups. This works much better than any browser […]]]> https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/06/23/interesting-lifehacks-use-a-wooden-spoon-to-block-part-of-your-screen/feed/ 0 Joachim Bauernberger 1585 Can Passengers Access an Aircraft’s Safety Critical Systems via the IFE? https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/06/16/can-passengers-access-an-aircrafts-safety-critical-systems-via-the-ife/ https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/06/16/can-passengers-access-an-aircrafts-safety-critical-systems-via-the-ife/#respond Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:07:12 +0000 http://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/?p=1564 Interesting discussion has popped up on my LinkedIn feed over a picture showing an ancient version of Linux used in an In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) system. The question was raised again (over and over) whether a passenger can issue safety critical commands or access functions from the cockpit. IFE’s are typically certified to Design Assurance Level […]]]> https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/06/16/can-passengers-access-an-aircrafts-safety-critical-systems-via-the-ife/feed/ 0 Joachim Bauernberger 1564 The Ultimate LinkedIn Math Puzzle: ‘;–Have i been pwned? https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/06/11/the-ultimate-linkedin-math-puzzle-have-i-been-pwned/ https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/06/11/the-ultimate-linkedin-math-puzzle-have-i-been-pwned/#respond Sat, 11 Jun 2016 19:23:00 +0000 http://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/?p=1376 In May 164 Mio email addresses and passwords were stolen from LinkedIn. Most users should have received a notice to reset their password. LinkedIn says it noticed the breach on May 17th in it’s mail nearly 10 days later (pdf): LinkedIn Email Breach Notice 26. May 2016. Considering their huge user base it might have taken a […]]]> https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/06/11/the-ultimate-linkedin-math-puzzle-have-i-been-pwned/feed/ 0 Joachim Bauernberger 1376 Streembit: “Hello World” My 1st Ever Video Call over a Decentralised P2P Network https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/06/09/streembit-hello-world-1st-ever-video-call-over-a-decentralised-p2p-network/ https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/06/09/streembit-hello-world-1st-ever-video-call-over-a-decentralised-p2p-network/#respond Thu, 09 Jun 2016 17:00:24 +0000 http://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/?p=1339 Today I’d like to show you what Streembit, the world’s first decentralised P2P based messaging platform can do for humans (besides the IoT). Streembit uses well tested cryptographic industry standards to ensure end-to-end encryption. There are no 3rd parties, or intermediaries monetizing your data. Using a DHT, Streembit avoids the traditional pitfalls threatening the bitcoin network while remaining agnostic about the eventual outcome […]]]> https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/06/09/streembit-hello-world-1st-ever-video-call-over-a-decentralised-p2p-network/feed/ 0 Joachim Bauernberger 1339 Streembit: a decentralised peer-2-peer messaging platform for the IoT https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/06/08/streembit-a-decentralised-peer-2-peer-messaging-platform-for-the-iot/ https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/06/08/streembit-a-decentralised-peer-2-peer-messaging-platform-for-the-iot/#respond Wed, 08 Jun 2016 11:02:59 +0000 http://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/?p=1317 Introducing Streembit: a decentralised, peer-to-peer, secure communication system for humans and machines. The purpose of Streembit is to create a free, secure, decentralised, peer to peer, Open Source system that secures your real time communication in accordance to the currently evolving W3C’s Web of Things (WoT) standard. You can have as many accounts on the permission less […]]]> https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/06/08/streembit-a-decentralised-peer-2-peer-messaging-platform-for-the-iot/feed/ 0 Joachim Bauernberger 1317 Securing the Internet of Things https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/04/22/securing-the-internet-of-things/ https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/04/22/securing-the-internet-of-things/#respond Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:11:23 +0000 http://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/?p=1293 A report from the Economist Intelligence Unit The internet of things (IoT) presents the ultimate scenario of technology disruption. In industries ranging from door locks to auto, from sports apparel to heavy manufacturing, the IoT is upending business models, restructuring organisations and redefining the very nature of information technology (IT). But recent research by The […]]]> https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/04/22/securing-the-internet-of-things/feed/ 0 Joachim Bauernberger 1293 An incomplete List of Organizations and Alliances for the Internet of Things https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/03/11/an-incomplete-list-of-organizations-and-alliances-for-the-internet-of-things/ https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/03/11/an-incomplete-list-of-organizations-and-alliances-for-the-internet-of-things/#respond Fri, 11 Mar 2016 14:58:13 +0000 http://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/?p=1285 Does the IoT needs more standards? Yes because we all know that the more standards we have the better it is for the industry (sarcasm tag for those who haven’t gotten the irony). Standards are utterly pointless if we can not rely on them remaining stable. And so unless the individual standardization bodies realize their […]]]> https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/03/11/an-incomplete-list-of-organizations-and-alliances-for-the-internet-of-things/feed/ 0 Joachim Bauernberger 1285 Attacking the Internet of Things for Fun and Profit https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/03/09/attacking-the-internet-of-things-for-fun-and-profit/ https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/03/09/attacking-the-internet-of-things-for-fun-and-profit/#respond Wed, 09 Mar 2016 01:37:20 +0000 http://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/?p=1266 Last updated 22nd Sept. 2016. Below we’re collecting the most interesting and influential IoT Security papers. This post targets engineering professionals who want to jump-start their IoT Security foo or wish to move into this Brave New World that is the Internet of Things or more specifically learn about IoTSecurity. The below content is evolving (hopefully with your help). If you find something missing […]]]> https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/03/09/attacking-the-internet-of-things-for-fun-and-profit/feed/ 0 Joachim Bauernberger 1266 IoT Security: Technical and Cultural Debt https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/01/27/iot-security-an/ https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/01/27/iot-security-an/#respond Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:19:00 +0000 http://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/?p=1252 Can the IoT save itself from the imminent doomsday scenario painted by the Security industry? A lot has been said abut Information Security and I will omit elaborating here what every Security book starts out with in great length. Instead let me jump right to the heart of the matter namely that Security has always […]]]> https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2016/01/27/iot-security-an/feed/ 0 Joachim Bauernberger 1252 The role of the Business Analyst in Agile Projects https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2015/10/31/the-role-of-the-business-analyst-in-agile-projects/ https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2015/10/31/the-role-of-the-business-analyst-in-agile-projects/#respond Sat, 31 Oct 2015 16:52:20 +0000 http://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/?p=1239 I still find that many engineers and even decision makers planning large-scale Agile Transformation are unaware of what a Business Analyst does and how critical their value can be to a project. So today let’s take a closer look at the often misunderstood job definition of “Business Analyst” and what makes a BA outstanding in their field. […]]]> https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2015/10/31/the-role-of-the-business-analyst-in-agile-projects/feed/ 0 Joachim Bauernberger 1239 Donald Trump as seen by Google deepdream https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2015/07/30/donald-trump-as-seen-by-google-deepdream/ https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2015/07/30/donald-trump-as-seen-by-google-deepdream/#respond Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:03:09 +0000 http://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/?p=1217 It’s too hot today to do some serious work, so instead I’ve been playing with google deepdream using vagrant. Here is a nightmare of Donald Trump as seen by google’s deepdream engine.   Apologies if this was too disturbing. Here is something cute to restore balance:]]> https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2015/07/30/donald-trump-as-seen-by-google-deepdream/feed/ 0 Joachim Bauernberger 1217 Cybersecurity as Realpolitik – Dan Greer https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2015/07/24/cybersecurity-as-realpolitik-dan-greer/ https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2015/07/24/cybersecurity-as-realpolitik-dan-greer/#respond Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:30:58 +0000 http://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/?p=1202 Abstract: Power exists to be used. Some wish for cyber safety, which they will not get. Others wish for cyber order, which they will not get. Some have the eye to discern cyber policies that are “the least worst thing;” may they fill the vacuum of wishful thinking. There are three professions that beat their […]]]> https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2015/07/24/cybersecurity-as-realpolitik-dan-greer/feed/ 0 Joachim Bauernberger 1202 The Mozilla Foundation unveiled a plan to revamp Firefox https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2015/07/14/the-mozilla-foundation-unveiled-a-plan-to-revamp-firefox/ https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2015/07/14/the-mozilla-foundation-unveiled-a-plan-to-revamp-firefox/#comments Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:58:06 +0000 http://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/?p=1197 Earlier this month the Mozilla Foundation unveiled a plan to revamp its browser Firefox. It’s no secret that Google Chrome has been taking a bigger and bigger share of users and there has been criticism concerning not only Firefox’s bugs but also the fact that the browser has turned into a bloatware. Mozilla’s plan is […]]]> https://blog.valbonne-consulting.com/2015/07/14/the-mozilla-foundation-unveiled-a-plan-to-revamp-firefox/feed/ 2 Massimo Luciani 1197