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April, 2016

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April 30, 2016  10:57 PM

‘License and Registration. And, Cell Phone.’

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
government, privacy, Security, smartphone

We're all accustomed to handing over our driver's license and registration when we get pulled over. But if New York lawmakers have their way, you'll also have to hand over your cell phone after an accident, so police can check to see whether you were using it illegally at the time. While the...

April 28, 2016  11:13 PM

Yet Another Set of Terrorists Fails to Use Encryption

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Encryption, government, privacy, Security

Government officials have been using recent terrorist attacks to try to justify limiting the use of encryption. You may recall, for example, that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently


April 24, 2016  10:57 PM

People Still Poke USB Sticks In Things, Researchers Find

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Security

It turns out that the reason people keep poking USB sticks into things isn’t necessarily because they’re stupid. It’s because they’re nice. A recent study by researchers at the University of Illinois discovered that almost half of the people who found USB sticks scattered by the...


April 7, 2016  9:55 AM

After Outcry, CIA Drops Plan to Erase Its Email Messages

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Email, privacy, Security, Transparency

Despite all the attention paid to Hillary Clinton’s email server, it’s easy to overlook the fact that a number of federal agencies have been looking for ways to delete email messages. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) recently decided that it was


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