Weekend Thoughts - 5.27.17

Image  by  Andy Kaye , courtesy of  Creative Commons  licensing.

Image by Andy Kaye, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Happy Saturday y'all! Below, I have rounded up some things for you to think about this weekend:

1. A couple months ago I wrote a bit about how Border Agents have been requesting U.S. citizens to turn over passwords for their devices and social media accounts. As a response to Maciej Cegłowski's demand for software developers to create a "travel mode" that would prevent account access during the period that a traveller is expecting to be outside of the country, the password manager application 1Password has announced that a "travel mode" feature has in fact been created and will be included to everyone with a 1Password membership. Although this is the first company (that I am aware of, anyways) that has developed this type of functionality, hopefully we will begin to see it become more frequently offered by all types of software manufacturers. In the long run, our privacy and security concerns may be further protected against the prying eyes of the government with this type of feature.

That's all for this week's edition of Weekend Thoughts. Until next week, keep thinking wilder.