Entries by JT Taylor

U.S. Cities Barometric Pressure Variation, Full List

In a previous article, Avoiding Migraines Resulting from Changes in Barometric Pressure, we used pressure-induced migraines as an example of why a clinician might choose to relocate from their client base, and therefore need a videoconferencing service to continue meeting with patients. As part of the example, we shared lists of US cities with the least […]

Saving Fiddler Responses To Disk

Fiddler is a fantastic tool that allows developers and IT professionals to see what’s happening under the hood when a web page is requested by a user.  Somewhat simplified, when a user visits a web page, whether she knows it or not, she is using the HTTP protocol to request a web resource, and then […]

Implementing JSON Web Tokens in .NET with a Base 64 URL Encoded key

I wasn’t able to find any good technical examples of how to implement JSON Web Tokens (JWT) for .NET when the key is Base 64 URL encoded according to the JWT spec (http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-jose-json-web-signature-08#appendix-A.1, page 35). John Sheehan’s JWT library on GitHub is a nice starting point, and works well when the key is ASCII encoded […]

Skype and Microsoft: a HIPAA nightmare

SecureVideo.com Heise Security, a top German internet security firm, has done some research that will be somewhat frightening to Skype users, especially those who believe their Skype sessions retain any promise of privacy. A recent H-online article detailed research showing that Microsoft servers are programmed to visit HTTPS (SSL) URLs typed into the Skype instant […]

How to make a High Quality Videoconference

By Jonathan (JT) Taylor, Chief Technology Officer SecureVideo.com From a human perspective, a good videoconference is similar to a good movie.  In a good movie, there is a “suspension of disbelief”, whereby the viewer–initially well aware of being seated in a movie theater and thus disbelieving of the reality of images appearing on the screen–eventually […]