Sep 302015
 September 30, 2015  Misc No Responses »

John Zorabedian writes: There’s a revolution happening right now in biometrics. But the technology for identifying people based on biology is outpacing our ability to understand the consequences for privacy. Passwords – which have proven time and again to be inadequate for security purposes – are steadily being replaced by fingerprints, irises, voices and faces. The patterns of our veins, heartbeats, and even [Read More…]

Sep 292015
 September 29, 2015  Featured News, Misc No Responses »

Erika Morphy reports: With little fanfare or formality, Adam Smith, associate professor of computer science and engineering in Penn State’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Vitaly Shmatikov, a professor at Cornell University, are going to try to tackle a looming issue that will, if it is not addressed, have consequences for just about [Read More…]

Sep 102015
 September 10, 2015  Misc No Responses »

From a press release from The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF): The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) today released a comprehensive analysis of how privacy advocates trigger waves of public fear about new technologies in a recurring “privacy panic cycle.” ITIF urged policymakers to recognize these panics and [Read More…]