Yes, I did get your CES PR pitch.
12/7/2015: FAQ: How Encryption Works And Why People Are So Freaked Out About It, Yahoo Tech
The 1.0 version of this column was a detailed look at how encryption works in Pretty Good Privacy and in iOS 8; not for the first time, an editor said I’d gotten too far into the weeds and asked for a rewrite. After this 2.0 version ran, I was pleasantly surprised to have several readers send me PGP-encrypted messages.
If you’d like to know more about this issue, including some of the history behind this debate, see Andrea Peterson’s longer FAQ in the Washington Post.
12/11/2015: Tip: Best Way to Fix OS X’s Autocorrect? Turn It Off, Yahoo Tech
With my USA Today column no longer including a weekly tip at the end, Yahoo was happy to run this tip… which was really more of a rant.
12/13/2015: DoubleClick message should have prompted double take, USA Today
A brief snafu at Google’s advertising subsidiary may not have been sufficient material for a column, but I’d like to think that using it to remind people to be wary of strange requests from even familiar Web sites was a worthwhile exercise.