Apple’s capitulation to China’s VPN crack-down will return to haunt it at home

Headache? Tense nervous headache? Perhaps your name is Tim Cook. For poor Tim has woken up this Sunday morning with a giant headache, and its...

When Snowden mattered

Four years ago, the deep state was the enemy. Edward Snowden had just revealed its machinations. The head of the NSA was angrily catcalled during...

Time Magazine still anoints ‘internet influencers,’ but it’s not 1999 anymore

Time’s list of the top 25 internet influencers might have been quaint in 1999, but our collective voices, from amateur YouTubers to game modders, create the real significance of the...

Unhack the vote

Voting is the free world’s Achilles heel and/or Trojan horse. Valid voters are suppressed. Vote audits are suppressed. Voter registration systems are hacked. And the...

When your fear is my opportunity

Politicians scare you to stay in office. Police forces scare you to get worshipful adulation and military equipment. And the information security industry scares you...

Nintendo’s Switch mobile app doesn’t improve ‘Splatoon 2,’ it gets in the way

The Nintendo Switch Online app offers additional functionality for Splatoon 2, but it doesn’t enhance the game. The post Nintendo’s Switch mobile app doesn’t improve ‘Splatoon 2,’ it gets in the...

Dear tech dudes, stop being so dumb about women

I want to talk about a relatively little-discussed aspect of the venture-capitalist sexual-harassment revelations that have rocked the Valley of late. In their wake, I...

Google’s brave new friendless feed

It’s like Facebook without all those annoying “friends”. Instead of having to look...

Death to C, ++

The C programming language is terrible. I mean, magnificent, too. Much of the world in which we live was built atop C. It is foundational...

A people-first view of investing in innovation or entrepreneurs who take people for granted...

Navin Chaddha leads Mayfield. The firm invests in early-stage consumer and enterprise technology companies and currently has $2.7 billion under management. More posts by...

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Twitter stopped working for an hour, users went absolutely crazy

After WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram suffered a global outage a few days ago, and didn't work hour hours together, it is now Twitter's turn....