Somehow this week ended up being all about Russia and Cloudflare. Mostly as 2 completely separate topics, but also a little bit around Cloudflare's ongoing presence in Russia (with a very neutral view on that, TBH). Looking back on this video a few hours later, the thing that strikes me is the discussion around what appears to be a phishing page seeking donations for Ukraine. Just listen to me try to figure this out and as I say in the vid, if I have trouble discerning phish from legit resource, how do people who don't live in this world work it out?! Easy answer - they don't, that's why phishing remains so lucrative.
- The idea of Tesla remotely killing cars in Russia feels like a very bad one (invert that logic - what if you owned a Chinese car that could be remotely killed due to geopolitical dispute?)
- As sure as night follows day, scam follows disaster (it's a particularly low act when it prey on good citizens appalled by the bombing of a hospital)
- When should you deny digital services to Russian citizens? (I'm just not sure Universal Audio's decision here is anything beyond symbolic, but maybe that's enough?)
- Password Purgatory is gonna be a whole bunch of laughs 🤣 (also, Cloudflare Pages and Workers are amazing!)
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