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Archive for category 'anonymity'

Broken Promises: Responding to the Surprising Failure of Anonymization


Supposedly "anonymous" datasets have a history of revealing far more personal information (including identifying details and details which could reasonably be considered private, such as sexuality) than intended.

On the Anonymity of Home/Work Location Pairs


Many people can be uniquely (or nearly uniquely) identified if you know there general home and work locations.

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