The review of artificial intelligence argues a new AI council should be created but it wouldn’t be in charge of regulating systems.
The developer of zcash has announced the first integration of its zero-knowledge privacy tech into JPMorgan’s enterprise grade Quorum blockchain.
In a packed room Tuesday here at P.S.R. in San Diego, Calif., privacy pros learned about, and discussed, what is perhaps the most hyped, and least understood, technology in the digital world: blockchain. With an internet-of-things ecosystem exploding across the globe, the mathematics and cryptography informing blockchain may well provide a transparent, cohesive formula for solving some of the IoT’s privacy andÂ security issues, as well as other obstacles in finance, health care, industrial infrastructure, and beyond.
A confluence of comprehensive data protection regulations, massive data breaches, and corresponding consumer awareness of digital privacy issues means privacy is no longer a niche issue, bent on mere compliance. Obligations to design privacy into products and services from the beginning to stave off curious regulators, an outraged media, and untrusting consumers, means that companies are putting more stock in data protection.
WPA2 protocol used by vast majority of wifi connections has been broken by Belgian researchers, highlighting potential for internet traffic to be exposed.
Any technology that allows U.S. agencies to lawfully access data will present an irresistible target for hackers and foreign intelligence services.
Computer algorithms now shape our world in profound and mostly invisible ways. They predict if we’ll be valuable customers and whether we’re likely to repay a loan. They filter what we see on social media, sort through resumes, and evaluate job performance. They inform prison sentences and monitor our health. Most of these algorithms have been created with good intentions. The goal is to replace subjective judgments with objective measurements. But it doesn’t always work out like that.
There’s no foolproof system to keep hackers out. Instead, this increasingly popular security design keeps them in.
In a world in which people are increasingly willing to trade privacy for convenience, facial recognition seems to be a new frontier. And the foremost pioneers on that frontier now appear to be the folks at Dubai International Airport.
The thorny issue of tracking of location data without risking individual privacy is very neatly illustrated via a Freedom of Information (FOI) request asking London’s transport regulator to release the “anonymized” data-set it generated from a four week trial last year when it tracked metro users in the UK capital via wi-fi nodes and the MAC address of their smartphones as they traveled around its network.