Naked Security – HTTPS security under fire.
Basically a way has been found to crack some variants of the methods used to encrypt your web traffic. It’s not very practical yet but that will change.
Wired – Flipping Student Loans on Their Head
App Academy in San Francisco (and now New York) offers a 9-week, 90-hours-a-week boot camp to turn programming novices into code jockeys.
New recruits signing up for App Academy promise to pay 15 percent of what they earn during their first year on the job, payable over the first six months after they start working.
At App Academy, Patel says, the instructors are motivated to give you the highest quality learning experience they can, since the school doesn’t get paid if you don’t learn.
I’m sure that someone somewhere will have a complaint about this for some stupid reason but screw ‘em. The main problem I see and I think the founder sees it too is that the program is too small to really be profitable and self sustaining but if it scales up there is a real possibility here, at least is some fields.
It’s been a few days so we should probably check in on Ariane Saint-Amour’s quest for more latex – She is up to 1900 Euros so only 400 to go. I’d like to think I played a small part but we all know that isn’t true. I would actually have to have a reader in order for me to have made any difference.