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Articles Tagged: Human and societal aspects of security and privacy

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A history of data breaches

DEPARTMENT: Milestones

A history of data breaches

By Alok Pandey, July 2018

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Autonomous infrastructure for a suckless internet

SECTION: Features

Autonomous infrastructure for a suckless internet

How can we promote an internet that respects human rights? Investing in autonomous infrastructure built and operated by politically motivated techies, who put their skills at the service of the public interest, may be the answer.

By Stefania Milan, July 2018

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Routes to rights: internet architecture and values in times of ossification and commercialization

Routes to rights: internet architecture and values in times of ossification and commercialization

This article discusses the consequences of the commercialization and evolution of the Internet infrastructure, and how it affects our ability to exercise human rights online.

By Niels ten Oever, Davide Beraldo, July 2018

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A primer on differential privacy

DEPARTMENT: Hello world

A primer on differential privacy

By Oana Niculaescu, April 2018

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Journalism with flying robots

SECTION: Features

Journalism with flying robots

The use of unmanned aerial drones will revolutionize news reporting, but many issues need to be resolved before things can really take off.

By Matt Waite, March 2014

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The scary reality of identity theft

DEPARTMENT: Blogs

The scary reality of identity theft

By Wolfgang Richter, December 2013

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Cryptography, security and privacy (CrySP) research group

Keeping Your Little Back Shop

COLUMN: INIT

Keeping Your Little Back Shop

By Maire Byrne-Evans, Christine Task, September 2013

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The New Firefox Cookie Policy

DEPARTMENT: Blogs

The New Firefox Cookie Policy

Stanford grad student Jonathan Mayer discusses cookies, Web tracking, and changes to Mozilla's cookie policy.

By Jonathan Mayer, September 2013

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What is Public and Private Anyway? A Pragmatic Take on Privacy and Democracy

SECTION: Features

What is Public and Private Anyway? A Pragmatic Take on Privacy and Democracy

Revealing private content on the Web can also spark public engagement. To understand this, we need to challenge our common sense notions of privacy and democracy.

By Andreas Birkbak, September 2013

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Something Bad Might Happen: Lawyers, anonymization and risk

Something Bad Might Happen: Lawyers, anonymization and risk

The line between personal and anonymous information is often unclear. Increasingly it falls to lawyers to understand and manage the risks associated with the sharing of "anonymized" data sets.

By Marion Oswald, September 2013

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Personal, Pseudonymous, and Anonymous Data: The problem of identification

Personal, Pseudonymous, and Anonymous Data: The problem of identification

Why defining what counts as personal data is important for data protection and information sharing.

By Iain Bourne, September 2013

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Talking 'Bout Your Reputation

Talking 'Bout Your Reputation

People think they want anonymity, but actually desire privacy. But how do we reframe the debate surrounding privacy and security? Perhaps technology is the answer.

By David Birch, September 2013

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An Illustrated Primer in Differential Privacy

An Illustrated Primer in Differential Privacy

The vast amounts of data that are now available provide new opportunities to social science researchers, but also raise huge privacy concerns for data subjects. Differential privacy offers a way to balance the needs of both parties. But how?

By Christine Task, September 2013

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Cynthia Dwork on Differential Privacy

Cynthia Dwork on Differential Privacy

Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research, Dr. Cynthia Dwork, provides a first-hand look at the basics of differential privacy.

By Michael Zuba, September 2013

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Profile: Jessica Staddon<br>Managing Google's privacy research

Profile: Jessica Staddon
Managing Google's privacy research

In this profile, Jessica Staddon discusses managing privacy research for one the world's best-known technology corporations.

By Adrian Scoică, September 2013

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CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory (Pittsburgh, PA)

DEPARTMENT: Labz

CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory (Pittsburgh, PA)

CUPS, a research lab at Carnegie Mellon University, is dedicated to addressing the broad array of challenges collectively called "usable privacy and security."

By Rich Shay, September 2013

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Data security in the cloud environment

DEPARTMENT: Blogs

Data security in the cloud environment

By Dimitris Mitropoulos, March 2013

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DNA smart card for financial transactions

In this paper, a secure environment for electronic commerce is introduced. The environment is formed via a synthesis of biometrics consumer authentication with a security token. Such a token is a smart card containing cryptographic keys and a cryptographic microprocessor for data encryption. The keys are used to further authenticate the possessor of the card as the actual owner and also to facilitate secure electronic financial transactions. New technologies like these bring benefits to society by enhancing the standard of living, however, numerous challenges are introduced [1].Biometrics is a Greek composite word stemming from the synthesis of bio and metric, meaning life measurement. In this context, the science of biometrics is concerned with the accurate measurement of unique biological characteristics of an individual in order to securely identify them to a computer or other electronic system. Biological characteristics measured usually include fingerprints, voice patterns, retinal and iris scans, face patterns, and even the chemical composition of an individual's DNA [9].

By Sofia Gleni, Panagiotis Petratos, September 2004

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Multilevel security

By Stephany Filimon, April 2004

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E-commerce recommenders

By Ana Gil, Francisco García, December 2003

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Cookies

By Michael Nelte, Elton Saul, September 2000

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Public key cryptography

By Pradosh Kumar Mohapatra, September 2000

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Protecting the integrity of agents

By Michael J. Grimley, Brian D. Monroe, June 1999

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Electronic voting

By Lorrie Faith Cranor, April 1996

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