Big thanks to Access for supporting LEAP

Last night I attended the awards party for Access Innovation Prize, not knowing what to expect. The prize is for people and organizations using "information technology to promote and enable human rights and deliver social good". It turns out, geeks on a mission know how to do good and have a good time!
My, that disc is shiny.

LEAP was a finalist in the "Making Crypto Easy" category, but the competition was impressive and deserving. I nearly popped a blood vessel when I heard LEAP called as the winner! Big thanks to Access and all the techies and innovators they assembled. It was an excellent party, and a stellar collection of dedicated technologists. On behalf of LEAP, I am humbled and extremely thankful for this prize. Now we get down to putting the prize money to work...

Let's play security bingo! (Updated)

To be honest, this is might be the least satisfying game of bingo ever—but let's play anyway. The rules are simple: make a grid cross referencing OS platform and communication toolset. In each cell, put the name of an open source software package with reasonable security properties. If this exercise doesn't make you break down in tears, then you have won.