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Privacy and Security

What data are you storing that could be used against you or your customers? As I’ve been working on my new product, I’ve realized that I’m not taking these issues seriously enough, and I’m doing something about it. I’ve decided to encrypt all data at rest (which means all data sitting in my database), and […]

Responsible

I’ve been having a lot of conversations lately with myself (yes, I know) and others about being responsible. Often times the word responsible is used to assign blame: “Who was responsible for that bug?” “So and so is responsible for the data leak that led to your data being shared” and so on However, being […]

The Scott Barstow Show, Episode #031 – Ursula Mead, CEO and co-founder of InHerSight

My guest for this episode is Ursula Mead, CEO and co-founder of InHerSight. In Her Sight is an engagement platform for women to rate the companies they work for on issues specifically important to women. In Her Sight also provides tools for job seekers to match the issues most important to them with companies who […]

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Appreneur Summit with Yours Truly

There’s a pretty cool conference coming up this week and it’s all online. I was asked to talk about much of what I write about on this blog, but there are 14-15 other really great speakers talking about building apps, monetization and marketing, and a host of other relevant topics. You can watch all of […]

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Wolf Boys

I read / watch just about everything I can on the drug war / drug trade. For some reason I have a morbid obsession with the topic. Wolf Boys is the true story of two boys who are lured into the drug trade at the Laredo border in Texas. Not only is the story very […]

The Book of Joy – Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

The Dalai Lama and Bishop Desmond Tutu spent a week together at the Dalai Lama’s retreat in northern India and the author recorded all of the conversations. I liked this book because it gave an inside glimpse into two of the world’s most influential spiritual leaders of the last 30+ years. It was also the […]

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Darknet

Darknet is the first book I read by Matthew Mather. I also have read Cyberstorm which I highly recommend. Darknet is the story of a stockbroker who stumbles into a secret of one of the world’s largest corporations and is fighting for his life and his family’s lives (as well as several others in the same […]