On proposals affecting the privacy of web architecture

Interesting proposals of web standards amending the way some aspects of web architecture work emerged from Apple and Google. This marks a pretty unprecedented competition over web architecture. The grand battleground is web standardization. As such it will happen in the open and involve the larger community. Web advertisements are…

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On cyber insurance exclusions or not

Recently cyber insurance gained fame because of the refusal of two major firms (1), 2) to cover the costs of NotPetya ransomwiper. The explanation, “war-like activity” exclusion model clause (CL.380, “Institute Cyber Attack Exclusion“; a fairly standard sample here) result in a fairly entertaining case from the international law…

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ICRC report on cyberoperations

The just-published report of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on humanitarian consequences of cyber operations brings the much-needed, currently lacking expert insight and context in the debate around cyber warfare. I am also happy because I had an opportunity to co-author this report; the (now public) part of…

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