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November, 2015

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

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

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