Scott Peppet

56 Flips | 1 Magazine | 3 Following | 6 Followers | @speppet | I am a Professor at the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder, Colorado, where I write about law, technology, privacy, and other things.

Citizens of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your data | Carne Ross

NSA reform by US Congress overlooks the fact that the internet transcends national control. We the people must make the rules<p>Congress is to review the NSA surveillance program. We should thank Edward Snowden for this extraordinary occurrence. Snowden's revelations have revealed pernicious threats …

The Real Privacy Problem - MIT Technology Review

In 1967, The Public Interest, then a leading venue for highbrow policy debate, published a provocative essay by Paul Baran, one of the fathers of the …

Privacy

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Why Online Privacy Can't Be Saved By Laws

Predictive analytics have made it too easy to piece together information on various subjects despite efforts by the legal system.<p>Watching the legal …

E-ZPasses Get Read All Over New York (Not Just At Toll Booths)

After spotting a police car with two huge boxes on its trunk — that turned out to be license-plate-reading cameras — a man in New Jersey became obsessed with the loss of privacy for vehicles on American roads. (He’s not the only one.) The man, who goes by the Internet handle “Puking Monkey,” did an …

Facial blood vessel-scanning could be the next form of biometric ID

We’ve certainly been hearing a lot about facial recognition as a means of identification, although the technology could – conceivably – be thwarted …

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

The NSA files,NSA,GCHQ,Surveillance,US news,World news,US national security,Privacy,Technology,Internet,Data protection,Data and computer security,UK news<p>• NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records<br>• $250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies …

Why We Published the Decryption Story — ProPublica

<i>Sept. 6: This Closer Look has been updated with a response from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.</i><p>ProPublica is today publishing a …

Surveillance

Facebook could be used to decide if borrowers should get a loan

The Facebook and Twitter accounts of borrowers could be analysed by banks to decide whether they should give people in Britain a loan or mortgage.<p>Movenbank, an American online bank, already uses social networking sites to decide whether people are a good risk and said they plan to use a similar …

Scientists developing Bluetooth tooth that spies on your oral habits

Tooth fillings acting as radio receivers may be nothing more than a myth, but scientists at the National Taiwan University are developing an …

Tooth-Embedded Sensor Relays Eating Habits To The Dentist

A data-collecting device that can tell the difference between eating, speaking, smoking and drinking.<p>Most of us have told a lie or two to the dentist …

One Trillion Sensors Embedded in Humans and Machines by 2020

According to scientists, humanity has begun its next major shift: we are now entering the “Hybrid Age”. Across the entire range of scientific and …

Privacy

Which Citizens Are Under More Surveillance, U.S. Or European?

The disclosure of of previously secret NSA surveillance programs has been met by outrage in Europe. The European Parliament even threatened to delay trade talks with the United States.<p>Yet U.S. officials have dismissed much of the complaining as hypocrisy. Before the House rejected legislation that …

Shopping Under Surveillance: Why We Should Think Twice About Letting Retailers Track Us in Stores

Posted in: Consumer Law<p>Retailers keep looking for new ways to collect our data in order to market to us, and to more effectively predict what we will …

How Much Information Can Government Collect to Protect National Security?

Simon Chesterman, <b>One Nation Under Surveillance: A New Social Contract to Defend Freedom Without Sacrificing Liberty</b> (Oxford University Press, …

Surveillance

Canary helps the internet of things take on home security

One of the most popular reasons for connecting your home has been to monitor it. People have been placing Dropcams in their houses as well as …

High-End Stores Use Facial Recognition Tools To Spot VIPs

When a young Indian-American woman walked into the funky L.A. jewelry boutique Tarina Tarantino, store manager Lauren Twisselman thought she was just like any other customer. She didn't realize the woman was actress and writer Mindy Kaling.<p>"I hadn't watched <i>The Office</i>,"Twisselman says. Kaling both …

Breaking News Stories from US and Around the World | MSN News

By Wrapping Sensors In A Plushie, “Teddy The Guardian” Aims To Sell Medical Tech For Kids

In only a few months, the founders of IDerma, a medical technology start-up based out of Zagreb, Croatia, have developed and launched what they’re marketing as medical sensor technology for children. But unlike the sleek Scanadu Scout, this one takes the form of a teddy bear.<p>The product is called …

The NSA Admits It Analyzes More People's Data Than Previously Revealed

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>As an aside during testimony on Capitol Hill today, a National Security Agency representative rather …

Adverts with eyes know when you're watching ... and they're already here

Though facial recognition software has been in our homes for some time (having been a feature in Picasa and iPhoto since 2009), the prospect of being …

Digital Advertising

Smart Diapers test chidren's urine to monitor their health over time

Diapers usually rank very low on the list of items in need of a high-tech upgrade, despite products like the TweetPee recently hitting the market. …

Diapers

The quantified baby: Do parents really need infant-ready sensor tech?

The so-called quantified self movement is knocking on the nursery door. As adults rush to wrap their wrists with activity trackers and fill their …

The internet of things may drive you nuts before it makes things better

The scariest thing anyone has ever said to me about the internet of things wasn’t about the NSA spying on my gadgets or that someone might hack my …