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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10 Ways the Information Landscape Changed in 2017

It's been a long twelve months 2017. No doubt many newscasters have had their hand full picking out the most significant stories of the year: between a newly elected president in the United States, an investigation on international election interference, terrorist attacks, devastating hurricanes, North Korea upping the nuclear ante and the damn bursting open […]

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Hi-Tech Holidays: Put Privacy in Mind When Picking out Presents

’Tis the season: November is at its end, and suddenly your shopping list has moved into overdrive with gift purchases, be they intended for family, friends, or an office Secret Santa. With the increasing rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) products, it's very likely you have thought about giving a gift of a connected […]

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  • Point. For facial recognition, ‘opt-in’ is the only way it should go. ,
  • Given the sensitivity of the data and inherent issue of false negatives/positives, there are zero reasons why a commercial or social platform should disallow a user’s choice to opt-out of facial recognition. Absolutely none. ,
  • Seeing all the rage against “messing up character arcs” & laughing. The book series has yet to be finished. Of course isn’t going to let them air how the saga actually ends.,
  • Combine this with other articles about Google’s data collection & how some engineers think Google making your decisions is a *good* thing. This stuff gets scarier by the second. ,