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February 13, 2019  11:08 AM

What Happens to Your Bitcoin When You Die?

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
Bitcoin, privacy, Security

We’ve written before about the challenges in storing bitcoin, and how if you’re not careful, you can

January 31, 2019  10:52 AM

Providers Promise, Again, to Stop Selling Cellphone Location Data

Sharon Fisher Sharon Fisher Profile: Sharon Fisher
privacy, Security

Shocked, shocked as they were to learn that user cellphone location data was being sold, major cellphone service providers have pledged to stop the practice, for reals this time. At least, by March. For sure. The major carriers had already pledged last year to stop selling location data, other...


January 27, 2019  8:38 PM

Don’t Get Too Excited About the Fingerprint Ruling

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

For some time now, it’s been true that, while people may or may not be required to give their cell phone passwords to law enforcement, they were required to...

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January 14, 2019  12:11 AM

Could Amazon Create a Facial Recognition Database From Doorbells?

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

We’ve written before about Rekognition, Amazon’s facial recognition software, and how organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has asked Amazon...


December 31, 2018  11:03 AM

Storage Year in Review 2018

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

It’s kind of hard to write a year in review about something that’s become a commodity. “Hard disk drives, whether spinning disks or solid state, keep getting


November 24, 2018  2:44 PM

Law Enforcement Asking for Google Cellphone Data Near Crimes

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

Should law enforcement be able to get a search warrant for your phone just based on the fact that you happened to have been near the vicinity of a crime? So far, the courts are saying yes. Cellphone location data has been a big deal lately, with cases such as


November 19, 2018  8:49 PM

Another Case of ‘Alexa, How Do I Hide a Body?’

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

A judge has ordered Amazon to turn over any recordings that an Amazon Echo device may have made during a three-day period when two women appear to have been killed in the home. Timothy Verrill is accused of killing Christine Sullivan and her friend Jenna Pellegrini in Sullivan’s home over...


October 31, 2018  7:18 PM

An Incredibly Gnarly Legal Encryption Discussion

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

New news in the world of whether you can be forced to decrypt your phone by law enforcement. As I wrote in May 2017: “As you may recall, the whole...


October 26, 2018  9:03 AM

Who Owns Your Car’s Data? Hint: It Isn’t You

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

We’ve talked before about data storage on cars – why it’s important to delete it and


October 9, 2018  9:01 AM

New Zealand border phone searches cause outcry

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

We’ve had this in the U.S. for a while, but now it’s happening elsewhere: Enter New Zealand, and either be willing to hand over your smartphone and password, or pay a $3200 fine. “New laws that came into...


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