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Exposed! A Survey of Attacks on Private Data

Exposed! A Survey of Attacks on Private DataPrivacy-preserving statistical data analysis addresses the general question of protecting privacy when publicly releasing information about a sensitive dataset. A privacy attack takes seemingly innocuous released information and uses it to discern the private details of individuals, thus demonstrating that such information compromises privacy.

Source: Exposed! A Survey of Attacks on Private Data | Harvard University Privacy Tools Project

Forget IDs, you may soon use biometrics to enter airports

The government has begun work on ensuring a completely paperless aircraft boarding process under which a mobile phone is all that will be required to board domestic flights in India.

Source: Forget IDs, you may soon use biometrics to enter airports | India News – Times of India

AI Will Soon Identify Protesters With Their Faces Partly Concealed

The research has troubling implications for protestors and other dissidents, who often work to make sure they aren’t ID’d at protests and other demonstrations by covering their faces with scarves or by wearing sunglasses. “To be honest when I was trying to come up with this method, I was just trying to focus on criminals,” Amarjot Singh, one of the researchers behind the paper and a Ph.D student at Cambridge University, told me on a phone call.

Source: AI Will Soon Identify Protesters With Their Faces Partly Concealed – Motherboard

Illinois begins pilot project to put birth certificates on digital ledger technology

The state of Illinois’ Blockchain Initiative has hooked up with digital ledger company Evernym in hopes of leading the way in creating a digital ID ecosystem, and they’re starting with birth certificates.

Source: Illinois begins pilot project to put birth certificates on digital ledger technology | Statewide | ilnews.org

The Equifax Breach Exposes America’s Identity Crisis

Social Security numbers, which have been around since the 1930s, have only one intended purpose: to track US citizens’ earnings and contributions to the Social Security program. However, universality of SSN ownership has in turn led to the SSN’s adoption by private industry as a unique identifier. Unfortunately, this universality has led to abuse.

Source: The Equifax Breach Exposes America’s Identity Crisis | WIRED

Retailers’ web tracking can expose ‘real world identity’ of bitcoin users

Consumers who elect to pay for goods and services online using the cryptocurrency ‘bitcoin’ can have their identities exposed when online retailers use cookies or device fingerprinting technologies, according to a new study.

Source: Retailers’ web tracking can expose ‘real world identity’ of bitcoin users, US study finds

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