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European privacy regulators clarify right to be forgotten

Posted by Kevin on November 28, 2014

The European Article 29 working party of national data protection regulators has issued guidelines on the European Court’s so-called right to be forgotten ruling, effectively closing some of the loopholes. Perhaps the most important of the opinions is that the ruling applies to all domains available in the EU and not just European domains. Thus, […]

Google and Differential Privacy – RAPPOR

Posted by Alexander Hanff on November 8, 2014

There is a great deal of press coverage this week about Google’s announcement at CCS 2014 that they are working on a new project called RAPPOR (PDF) which reportedly uses techniques from the 1960s based around differential privacy. This is good news, or would be if it meant Google were becoming more ethical with regards […]

Google, RAPPOR and care.data

Posted by Kevin on November 3, 2014

The Holy Grail of acquiring statistics without impinging privacy has, according to Google, been found. It is an application of Randomized Aggregatable Privacy-Preserving Ordinal Response (Rappor); and Google will present its technical paper at this week’s 21st ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security in Scottsdale, Arizona. The paper claims, RAPPORs allow the forest of client […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 09/26/2014

Posted by Kevin on September 26, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Friday, September 26, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. NEWS ONLY TODAY News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News Google’s ‘Dear Rupert’ blog hits back at News […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 09/18/2014

Posted by Kevin on September 18, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Thursday, September 18, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. NEWS ONLY TODAY News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News Pot (News Corp) calls the kettle (Google) black […]

Google orchestrating anti-GDPR sentiment

Posted by Kevin on September 13, 2014

There is still an awful lot of guff talked about Google and the ‘right to be forgotten’. Much of the media portrays the issue as a right for individuals to demand that personal data be removed from the internet. This is not the case. Google couldn’t do it even if it were the case. There […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 09/12/2014

Posted by Kevin on September 12, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Friday, September 12, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News Don’t let FCC kid you – US internet is a racket […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 09/11/2014

Posted by Kevin on September 11, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Thursday, September 11, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News Leaked gMail accounts probably due to phishing   A credential dump […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 09/02/2014

Posted by Kevin on September 3, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Wednesday, September 3, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News Lizard Squad hacking group disbandsAt least, that’s what it says. “We […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 08/29/2014

Posted by Kevin on August 29, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Friday, August 29, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News Someone is telling porkies Bloomberg followed up its first story on […]