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White House releases new VEP charter

This morning, the White House released a new version of the Vulnerabilities Equities Process (VEP). We want to thank Rob Joyce, and the rest of the NSC staff working on the rewrite, for continuing to pay attention to this important issue. As we’ve said before, we all have a shared responsibility to protect the entirety of the online ecosystem. The increased transparency around this process will help to foster that shared commitment...

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The Chip Innovation of ’97 that Spurred Even Greater Scale & Speed

Twenty years ago, after riding high on a microprocessor architecture that launched and sustained the PC revolution, the industry faced considerable new hurdles – specifically with the microchip’s speed and scale. Any company that manufactured a device with a chip inside of it needed something new to help them keep up with the incredible demand for increasingly better electronics. That’s when IBM’s Semiconductor R&D Center...

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The Storage Situation: Removable Storage

Back in 2014, I wrote a series of blog posts to try to clear up confusion around where you can read and write files in Android. This post is an updated edition of the original post on removable storage. There is a lot of confusion regarding Android’s storage model. That confusion got a lot worse with Android 4.4’s changes to that storage model, and it has not really improved much since. There are countless Stack Overflow questions...