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Archive for category 'privacy'

Broken Promises: Responding to the Surprising Failure of Anonymization

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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

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

EXIF metadata could identify "Harry Potter" leaker

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It's troubling that the camera serial number is in the metadata at all.

Just how much information can you get from the AOL search logs?

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Too much, as it turns out, though at least now we have concrete examples to point to the next time some government department demands "anonymous" search history.

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