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February 19, 2016  3:03 PM

FBI Finds ‘Perfect Test Case’ to Force Apple iPhone Encryption Issue

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Apple, Encryption, FBI, iPhone, privacy, Security, smartphone

Okay, it’s another government vs. encrypted smartphone situation. But this one is different. Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik, who last...

February 9, 2016  8:53 PM

Can Your Heirs Get to Your Data When You’re Dead?

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
privacy, Security, Storage

Normally, this blog talks about the value of protecting your data, whether it’s preserving it, locking it up, encrypting it, and so on. But today we’re going to talk about when you probably don’t want to do that. Namely, when you’re dead. Passed on.  No more. Ceased to be....


January 14, 2016  5:38 PM

Are the Malheur Occupiers ‘Using’ Government Computers? Depends

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
privacy, Security

Whether it’s arguing about the definition of “is” or just what constitutes a “clean” room,  kids and politicians love to debate about definitions.  Now the people taking over a federal research station in Oregon are doing the same thing.


December 29, 2015  6:04 PM

Governments, Old Tech, Acquisitions: 2015 Storage Trends

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

The interesting thing about looking over an entire year’s worth of stories at once is that things that seemed like a single event at the time turn out to be part of a larger arc. Yes, the storage industry is like a Game of Thrones season. Who knew. If you’ve been around reporters...


December 20, 2015  7:51 PM

Oh, Go On, Use That Work Database for Anything You Want, Court Rules

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Database, privacy, Security

A U.S. appellate court has recently ruled that violating rules about the use of databases at work isn’t subject to criminal penalties, which opens the potential for all sorts of...


November 30, 2015  2:49 PM

13 Ways (Besides the Obvious) Trump’s ‘Muslim Database’ is Bad

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Database, privacy, Security

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump recently indicated that he would at least consider setting up a database to track Muslims. While he’s since to some degree backed away from...

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November 24, 2015  11:57 PM

How You’re Helping Governments Build Facial Recognition Databases

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Biometrics, Facial recognition, privacy, Security

Smile. You’re on the government’s camera. Increasingly, governments are able to identify people using facial recognition software, and are collecting databases of people’s faces – not just criminals, but regular, ordinary people. Generally, there’s


November 19, 2015  5:27 PM

UK Government Invokes Paris to Hurry Internet Tracking Bill Adoption

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
privacy

The British government is pushing for a law that would require Internet service providers to keep for a year a list of all the websites that their users visit – an action that has


November 12, 2015  11:00 AM

Does Inaccurate Data Hurt You? Supreme Court Will Decide

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
privacy, Security

Companies that collect data – and organizations that like to help people concerned about the data the companies are collecting – are on opposing sides of a case that the Supreme Court is hearing. Like the recent decision on


October 31, 2015  10:49 PM

European Governments Slam Door on Transferring Data to U.S.

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
privacy, Safe Harbor, Security

The Edward Snowden revelations happened more than two-and-a-half years ago, but repercussions are still happening. Here’s the background, according to the firm Paul...


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