Facebook Adds Security Key Support

On January 26, 2017, Facebook announced support for U2F Security Keys:

Starting today, you can register a physical security key to your account so that the next time you log in after enabling login approvals, you’ll simply tap a small hardware device that goes in the USB drive of your computer. Security keys can be purchased through companies like Yubico, and the keys support the open Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) standard hosted by the FIDO Alliance.

Two-factor authentication can protect you against phishing scams, but U2F Security Keys hardens this protection.

California Could go Rouge and Cut Off Funds to the Fed

California Governor Jerry Brown

CBS’ local affiliate, KPIX, reports that:

Officials are looking for money that flows through Sacramento to the federal government that could be used to offset the potential loss of billions of dollars’ worth of federal funds if President Trump makes good on his threat to punish cities and states that don’t cooperate with federal agents’ requests to turn over undocumented immigrants, a senior government source in Sacramento said.

California is among a handful of so-called “donor states,” which pay more in taxes to the federal Treasury than they receive in government funding.

Sierra Nevada Brewing recalls bottled beer due to glass hazard

For all the Sierra Nevada drinkers here, USA Today reports a recall notice:

States included in the recall are Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Beer bottled at Sierra Nevada’s Chico, Calif., brewery is unaffected by the recall.

Sounds like beer bought in SF and LA will be safe.

What is LinkedIn CEO, Ried Hoffman, reading?

A post from McKinsey in 2016 listed a few books recommended by CEOs.  Here are are Ried Hoffman’s recommendations.

Reid Hoffman

Reid was executive vice president of PayPal before cofounding LinkedIn in 2002 and becoming executive chairman in 2009. He has been a partner of the venture-capital firm Greylock Partners since 2009, investing in companies such as Airbnb and Facebook.

The Inner Lives of Markets: How People Shape Them—And They Shape Us—Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan (PublicAffairs, 2016; nonfiction)

More Human: Designing a World Where People Come First—Steve Hilton with Jason and Scott Bade (WH Allen, 2015; nonfiction)

The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements—Eric Hoffer (HarperCollins Publishers, 2010; nonfiction)

This Brave New World: India, China and the United States—Anja Manuel (Simon & Schuster, 2016; nonfiction)

The Gene: An Intimate History—Siddhartha Mukherjee (Scribner, 2016; nonfiction)

The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks—Joshua Cooper Ramo (Little, Brown & Company, 2016; nonfiction)