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Category Archives: Privacy

Privacy-Changing Technologies

– Year-end was a time for reflection and prediction in the technology arena. In the Personal Journal section of the December 31, 2014 issue of The Wall Street Journal, Geoffrey A. Fowler and Joanna Stern anticipated which will be the game-changing personal technologies of the upcoming year in their…

Balancing Security, Privacy and Secrecy

– Recently, I read the National Security column, “We Need More Secrecy: Why government transparency can be the enemy of liberty,” by David Frum in the May 2014 issue of The Atlantic magazine. It reminded me that I had proposed adding the word “secrecy” to the title of a 2009 book that I…

Are Perceptions About Cloud Security and Availability Overblown … and Wrong?

– It appears that the greatest hindrance for organizations to move their applications and data into the cloud is concern about security and availability. While it is arguable whether or not security and privacy risks and system failure rates and durations are greater overall for cloud-based…

Convenience vs. Data Breaches … Avoidance is an Answer

– In “If You’re Collecting Our Data, You Ought to Protect It” in the Business Section of The New York Times of February 17, 2013, Natasha Singer describes how a data breach involving the personal nonpublic information of some 40,000 current and former NASA employees was preceded by an…