New law would cripple researchers uncovering abuses of personal data while doing nothing to stop the spread of poorly anonymised data.
When governments acknowledged that computer hacking is increasingly made by criminals, hacking techniques employed by criminals were simply banned. This has solved the problem; since then we‘re not hearing of any data theft, fraud and so on.
Porn browsing habits and confidential documents are found in supposedly anonymised data.
As part of a project funded by Canada’s Office of the Privacy Commissioner, the Electronic Health Information Library has released a pair of online courses focusing on data privacy and anonymization. Issued in both English and French, they represent an excellent primer for those looking to get up to speed on how to operationalize anonymization as part of a privacy program in the private sector.
In the United States, everyone – even people accused of offensive conduct – has the right to communicate anonymously, and that right should never be infringed without due process. Our Constitution guarantees this, whether your speech is popular or distasteful.
Whether you’re tweeting, shopping or just browsing, internet companies are monitoring you. Here’s how to evade the snoopers
The NightWatch team at Google is unique not just at the internet giant, but for Silicon Valley overall, where an emphasis on being quick to market and capturing audience attention often comes at the expense of creating a product that takes into account the diverse range of people using it. Made up of engineers, lawyers, activists, and others who take a special interest in advocating for communities that might otherwise be overlooked, the NightWatch team doesn’t look like the average group of people you’d find on a tech campus.
Ability to dissent and to do it anonymously was central to fight for independence and founding of the United States. However, latest facial recognition technology, used to fight crime, may eliminate people’s ability to be anonymous. It tracks our body, not devices we use, and is able to identify us from far away and without us knowing it.
Source: You Cannot Encrypt Your Face
Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde has launched domain registration service Njalla, which offers site owners full anonymity. Njalla acts as middleman adding extra layer of protection – customers don’t buy the domain names themselves, they let the Njalla do it for them.