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Tag Archives: NPPI

Techies, Newbies and the Preservation of Privacy

– No sooner had I submitted my May 30, 2016 “Facebook Fallibility—Algorithms vs. Judgement vs. Ourselves” BlogInfoSec column about Facebook having used newbies to select items for “Trending Topics” than Jim Rutenberg published an article, “Facebook’s Troubling One-Way Mirror,” on the…

Security vs. Safety vs. Privacy vs. Anonymity

– The recent horrific terrorist attacks in Paris have brought to the fore the ongoing discussion about privacy versus national security and personal safety. An article on the front page of the November 18, 2015 Wall Street Journal by Siobhan Hughes, “Attacks To Fuel Spying Debate,” discusses the…

Classy Data (pt. 1) – Categorization

– How many times have you heard the following? “First classify the data into internal, confidential, secret, etc. This determines how the data should be handled. Then assign a data owner who must approve who has access to the data and what they can do with them. Oh, and by the way, the data owner…