This and other less subtle Star Wars/classical art mashups are at Star Wars as Classic Art. (Originally.) Thanks, Stepto!Read More Leia With a Pearl Earring
A few years back, I gave a talk titled “Will People Ever Pay for Privacy.” As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words: Tiger Woods’s Boat, Privacy, Attracts Plenty of Onlookers. Photo: Tiger Woods’ Yacht, TheLastMinute.Read More Will People Ever Pay for Privacy, Redux
Robert Scoble, discussing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg: He also said that his system looks for “outlying” behavior. He said if you behave like an average user you should never trigger the algorithms that will get you kicked off. Let’s be specific here: if you behave like the system’s Harvard undergraduate founders and primarily-male engineering staff…Read More Facebook: Conform or else
On my work blog, I wrote: We’re pleased to announce version 3.1.4 of the SDL Threat Modeling Tool. A big thanks to all our beta testers who reported issues in the forum! In this release, we fixed many bugs, learned that we needed a little more flexibility in how we handled bug tracking systems (we’ve…Read More SDL Threat Modeling Tool 3.1.4 ships!
Next Friday (March 6th) I’ll be speaking at the “Security Breach Notification Symposium:” A one-day symposium on identity theft and security breaches. Experts from law, government, computer science, and economics will discuss laws that protect personal information and suggest reforms to strengthen them. Although most agree that reforms are needed, leading thinkers clash on what…Read More Security Breach Notification Symposium
Law Prof Dan Solove took the A-Rod question I posted, and blogged much more in depth in A-Rod, Rihanna, and Confidentiality: Shostack suggests that A-Rod might have an action for breach of contract. He might also have an action for the breach of confidentiality tort. Professor Neil Richards and I have written extensively about breach…Read More More on Privacy Contracts
Justin Mason has won the 2009 Irish Blog Award for Best Technology Blog/Blogger. I don’t know how Justin manages to stay engaged with his blog and others while getting so much work done. When I say others, I mean this blog. Justin found Emergent Chaos back when it was a solo gig and I was…Read More Congratulations, Justin!
Peter Fleischer is Google’s chief privacy counsel. I met Peter once at a IAPP event, and spoke pretty briefly. We have a lot of friends and colleagues in common. He’s now threatened with three years of jail in Italy. Google took under 24 hours to remove a video which invaded the privacy of someone with…Read More Don't put Peter Fleischer on Ice
In this week’s CSO Online, Bill Brenner writes about the recent breaks at Kaspersky Labs and F-Secure. You can tell his opinion from the title alone, “Security Vendor Breach Fallout Justified” in his ironically named “FUD watch” column. Brenner watched the FUD as he spreads it. He moans histrionically, When security is your company’s business,…Read More Who Watches the FUD Watcher?
The BBC tells the tale of a Polish immigrant flouting traffic regulations across the emerald isle: He had been wanted from counties Cork to Cavan after racking up scores of speeding tickets and parking fines. However, each time the serial offender was stopped he managed to evade justice by giving a different address. As it…Read More Synthetic Identity "Theft" – The Mysterious Case of Prawo Jazdy