Sex, Lies and Pitiful Privacy: What Ashley-Madison Got Wrong Before Being Hacked

When it comes to privacy failures, nothing beats the Ashley-Madison story as the 'sex, lies and videotapes' of data breaches. Hacked by "The Impact Team" in August of 2015, the story has it all: a data dump of individuals cheating on their spouses, the release of exceptionally personal details such as favourite positions and kinks, […]

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6 TED Talks Every Information and Data Lover Should Watch

Want to get energized before tackling that big data project at the office? Feel like having your mind blown at the end of the day? Fumbling for a spark of information inspiration, but not getting grabbed by the blogosphere? No matter what your schedule odds are there's always time for a TED talk, the well-known […]

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Canadian Researcher? 5 Elements from the Statement of Principles on Data Management You Need to Know.

On June 15th, the Government of Canada published the Tri-Agency Statement of Principles on Data Management, promoting data management for federally-funded research efforts going forward. Outlining the responsibilities of individuals, institutions, funders and the research community as a whole, the statement does not lay out a standard data management program, but instead expectations on what […]

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  • "Of course, the reason almost nobody knows how to check up on their privacy in the first place is at least in part thanks to Facebook’s convoluted settings pages of redundant menus and confusing language." ,
  • My murderer is Can’t say I didn’t see that coming.
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  • Going over articles on the Biostar 2 biometric data leak. One thing not covered in detail, but I expect to see more of with future hacks (because yes, there will be more, there will always be more) will be the costs to business customers.,
  • Perfect case of how removing personal identifiers alone won’t erase privacy concerns. ,

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