May 2019

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There’s a fascinating paper, “Tuning Out Security Warnings: A Longitudinal Examination Of Habituation Through Fmri, Eye Tracking, And Field Experiments.” (It came out about a year ago.) The researchers examined what happens in people’s brains when they look at warnings, and they found that: Research in the fields of information systems and human-computer interaction has…

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There are a couple of new, short (4-page), interesting papers from a team at KU Leuven including: Knowledge is Power: Systematic Reuse of Privacy Knowledge for Threat Elicitation A Comparison of System Description Models for Data Protection by Design What makes these interesting is that they are digging into better-formed building blocks of threat modeling,…

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Today is the last Star Wars Day before Episode 9 comes out, and brings the Skywalker saga to its end. Film critics have long talked about how Star Wars is about Luke’s Hero’s Journey, or the core trilogy is about his relationship to his father, but they’re wrong. Also, I regularly say that Star Wars…

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