Archive for the “privacy” category


by nsadmin on June 26, 2018

The decision in Carpenter v. United States is an unusually positive one for privacy. The Supreme Court ruled that the government generally can’t access historical cell-site location records without a warrant. (SCOTUS Blog links to court documents. The court put (…)

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Workshop on the Economics of Information Security

by adam on May 24, 2013

The next Workshop on the Economics of Information Security will be held June 11-12 at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. Many of the papers look fascinating, including “On the Viability of Using Liability to Incentivise Internet Security”, “A Behavioral Investigation of (…)

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Privacy is Security, Part LXII: The Steakhouse

by adam on November 19, 2011

But in the last year and a half, at least 50 diners at restaurants like the Capital Grille, Smith & Wollensky, JoJo and Wolfgang’s Steakhouse ended up paying for more than just a fine piece of meat. Their card information (…)

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A Few Data Points

by Chandler on May 19, 2011

First, for those who might have missed it, Google has released Google Refine, a free tool for cleaning dirty data sets.  It allows you to pull in disparate data, then organize and clean it for consistency. Next, some interesting thoughts (…)

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What They Know (From the WSJ)

by alex on August 4, 2010

Interesting interactive data app from the Wall Street Journal about your privacy online and what various websites track/know about you. Full disclosure, our site uses Mint for traffic analytics.

Smoke, Fire and SSL

by Chandler on March 25, 2010

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, goes the adage. And in the case of an allegedly-theoretical exploit outlined in a new paper by Chris Soghoian and Sid Stamm (the compelled certificate creation attack), the presence of a product whose only use (…)

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Well that didn’t take long…

by Chandler on March 24, 2010

The Guardian has reported the first official incident of misuse of full-body scanner information The police have issued a warning for harassment against an airport worker after he allegedly took a photo of a female colleague as she went through (…)

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