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July, 2019

July 26, 2019  8:23 PM

Federal Government Trying to Mandate Encryption Back Doors Again

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

Here we go again. Federal governments are talking about encryption back doors. Oh, excuse me. The latest term of art is “exceptional access,” which actually makes it sound sort of cool. But it’s a back door just...

July 18, 2019  9:15 AM

Wikipedia in DNA Storage is Another Leap Forward

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher

We’ve talked before about DNA storage, or the ability to store large amounts of data in DNA. Now there’s another company that’s taking a stab at it. While DNA storage is incredibly dense and is thought to last longer than traditional magnetic storage, it’s

July 13, 2019  7:22 PM

Concern Rises About ICE Facial Recognition Use

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

In 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) facial recognition database was big and broken, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Now, it’s not...

July 7, 2019  10:00 PM

Spokeo as a Precedent Goes Far Beyond Original Database Case

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Database, Storage

A 2016 Supreme Court decision based on how much damage it costs a person when information about them is incorrect in a database is continuing to be used as a precedent in other legal cases that are far removed from the original case. The

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