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By Valdis Krebs | Who is mining, mapping and measuring the tracks you leave behind on the Internet.
Right now, someone is stalking Maggie McKethan. As she strolls around Rice Village, someone is monitoring her calls, reading her texts, tracking her …Tracking
Intelligence swapping with the Americans had been breaking the law for years. Without Edward Snowden, it still would be
Libertarians and hawks will disagree about what intelligence agencies should be licensed to do, but both should surely agree that they shouldn’t break the law. A court ruled on …National Security Agency
If you are a person in America, then there are equations trying to learn more about you. Some of these equations work for private companies and some …Algorithms
An excellent op-ed from the Open Rights Group: "When ORG defends privacy, we are fighting to protect people from abuses of power that leave them vulnerable."
Yet for many people surveillance makes them less safe: it's not the security blanket politicians are holding it up to be. Job-seekers under …Security
Google has done a good job at keeping data-stealing Trojan apps out of Google Play, but attackers still find ways to monetize rogue apps through the …Google
With the Databox concept, scientists at British universities have begun an attempt to win back control of information about us
Whenever regulators gather to discuss market failures, the cliche “level playing field” eventually surfaces. When regulators finally get around to thinking about what …Jaron Lanier
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Scientists can no longer guarantee patients' privacy. they're looking for new ways to build trust.
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Even when real names and other personal information are stripped from big data sets, it is often possible to use just a few pieces of the information to identify a specific person, according to a study to be published Friday in the journal Science.
In the study, titled “Unique in the Shopping Mall: …Anonymous
WASHINGTON — The trail that led American officials to blame North Korea for the destructive cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment in November winds back to 2010, when the National Security Agency scrambled to break into the computer systems of a country considered one of the most impenetrable …
Maybe there's something meaningful hidden in my spam folder.Image from Gmail
During David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell's affair, the two would …
Privacy in a Networked World
This one-day annual event brings leaders in industry, government, and academia, as well as students …
In the fall of 2008, a 30-year-old computer expert named Zarrar Shah roamed from outposts in the northern mountains of Pakistan to safe houses near the Arabian Sea, plotting mayhem in Mumbai, India’s commercial gem.
Mr. Shah, the technology chief of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Pakistani terror group, and …Spying
Twitter opened up its analytics platform to all users in mid-2014, but is it any good? Contributor Larry Kim explores this question.
Wearable technology’s evolution is not about the gadget on the wrist but what is done with the data they collect, says computational biologist
The future of wearable technology in fitness and health isn’t about the fitness bands and health monitors – it’s about what can be done with the data they …Wearable Tech
The FBI has attributed the Sony hack to North Korea, in part by analyzing the messages left by the "G.O.P." attackers. But linguistics expert Shlomo
Two of the largest companies in the world are bickering with each other about how best to protect users. I won’t get into just how historically …Vendor
MY mother received the ransomnote on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. It popped up on her computer screen soon after she’d discovered that all of her files had been locked. “Your files are encrypted,” it announced. “To get the key to decrypt files you have to pay 500 USD.” If my mother failed to …Security
Will the U.S. Government seek to designate Anonymous under its new authority? Based on Anonymous’ previous work, that might not be the best idea.On …Cyberspace
A user recommended as “similar to you” might be dangerous.
Several years ago, long before Spotify, I regularly listened to music through Last.fm. I …Algorithms
Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Linguists identified foreign phrasing in about 2,000 words from hacker emails and posts that may have been penned by a …Sony
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The gift-giving season was very good to Amazon, judging by the e-commerce giant's holiday tallies. It boasted some eye-opening wins, and a revealing look at what and how we shopped during the holidays.
While the company can't resist bragging about how its own devices ruled some categories, the real …Amazon
From the moment the Federal Bureau of Investigation identified North Korea as the culprit behind the devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, private security experts not employed by the studio have sprung into action, spinning alternative narratives about what might have …
Since the day President Obama took office, he has failed to bring to justice anyone responsible for the torture of terrorism suspects — an official government program conceived and carried out in the years after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
He did allow his Justice Department to investigate the …Torture
Business leader: the hacking of Sony Pictures and its embarrassing revelations are a lesson for all companies given that hacking can only get worse
The hack of Sony Pictures gets worse and worse, in publicity terms. One day it’s the revelation of gender pay gaps; another it’s the awful internal …Sony
Members of parliament and the prime minister of Norway are being monitored by means of secret espionage equipment.Norway
Spotify is rolling out a new way to show you what music your friends are listening to, the company announced on Thursday.
"Because we think music is inherently social, we think that what your friends are listening to could be a really, really compelling path to [music] discovery," Spotify product …Spotify