Yoshitaka Sakurada might not be Japan's best pick for the cybersecurity portfolio: confused by a USB drive, he was forced to admit he'd never even used a computer.
In parliament on Wednesday however, he admitted he doesn’t use computers. “Since the age of 25, I have instructed my employees and secretaries, so I don’t use computers myself,” he said in a response to an opposition question in a lower house session, local media reported. ... “It’s unbelievable that someone who has not touched computers is responsible for cybersecurity policies,” said opposition lawmaker Masato Imai. And his comments provoked a firestorm online. “Doesn’t he feel ashamed?” wrote one Twitter user.
Ah, but see? Can't get hacked if you don't have a computer!
See also how Sega game designer Yu Suzuki picked the wild color pallette for 1985 arcade hit Space Harrier. He rigged his development console to scramble the game's colors whenever the company president walked by. Such was the technical cluelessness of Sega's brass that this was an effective way of making the game appear incomplete, buying him time to add spit and polish before they insisted upon its release. One such random scrambling was so pleasing he decided to keep it in the game.
Facebook's decision to default to end-to-end encryption for Facebook Messenger prompted the governments of the UK, the USA and Australia to write to Mark Zuckerberg, urging him to delay implementation of the move, warning him that adding working encryption by default would make it harder for spies and cops to do their jobs.
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