Will Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica Fallout Really Change the Company?

By now, you've probably heard of Cambridge Analytica and the most recent scandal involving Facebook user data. As huge big data firm that works in behavioural targeting, with ties to both the pro-BritEx movement and Donald Trump’s election campaign, Cambridge Analytica has been exposed for misusing the data of 50+ million Facebook users. While this […]

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Buyer Beware: Should Privacy Policies Be Outside the Box?

Should privacy policies be outside the box? When you pick up an item and bring it home, did you remember to check online to see if it could spy on your habits? Should you have to? Prior to the Internet of Things, the idea of hidden cameras and secret surveillance on the mainstream public would […]

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Homomorphic Encryption: in Search of the Privacy the Holy Grail

Homomorphic encryption, first theorized in 1978, is considered one of the holy grails of the cryptography world: still out of reach like legend, but so full of possibilities researchers are eager to find a way that works. Most recent developments include computer scientist Craig Gentry’s PhD thesis in 2009, the digital world’s first fully homomorphic […]

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  • Detailed threat on ‘smart locks’ with lots to unpack, but this hit my privacy radar. As in, “would this even be legal in Canada”? ,
  • In case you've missed it, the new privacy regulations mean business: Google has been fined $56.8 million for breaking the EU’s GDPR. A drop in the bucket for the multi-billion dollar company, but not a fine most could afford. ,
  • Here we go! ,
  • Good thread on news stories and critical reading. ,