The 5G Hocus Pocus

The launch of the iPhone 12 has focused our collective attention on “5G,” a collection of fifth-generation wireless technologies that will supersede the fourth generation (4G) wireless — including Long Term Evolution (LTE). The new 5G is supposed to be faster — so fast that people talk as if it might be magical. I usually … Continue reading The 5G Hocus Pocus

Data Piñatas

Consumers have become data piñatas – hacked, tracked and absued by everyone from hackers, governments, and worse of them all, apathy on part of legislators and their corporate overlords. I got so miffed by the T-Mobile/Experian hack last week, that I ended up writing an op-ed for The New Yorker. [The New Yorker]