Gabrielle Gianelli has pulled back the curtain on how Etsy threat modeled a new marketing campaign. (“Threat Modeling for Marketing Campaigns.”) I’m really happy to see this post, and the approach that they’ve taken: First, we wanted to make our program sustainable through proactive defenses. When we designed the program we tried to bake in…Read More Etsy's Threat Modeling
The 13th annual Workshop on the Economic of Information Security will be held at Penn State June 23-24, and the call for papers is now open. I’m on the program committee this year, and am looking forward to great submissions.Read More Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS)
I blogged yesterday about all the new works that have entered the public domain as their copyright expired in the United States. If you missed it, that’s because exactly nothing entered the public domain yesterday. Read more — but only commentary, because there’s no newly free work — at “What Could Have Entered the Public…Read More What's Copyright, Doc?
There’s a new study on what people would pay for privacy in apps. As reported by Techflash: A study by two University of Colorado Boulder economists, Scott Savage and Donald Waldman, found the average user would pay varying amounts for different kinds of privacy: $4.05 to conceal contact lists, $2.28 to keep their browser history…Read More What Price Privacy, Paying For Apps edition
The next Workshop on the Economics of Information Security will be held June 11-12 at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. Many of the papers look fascinating, including “On the Viability of Using Liability to Incentivise Internet Security”, “A Behavioral Investigation of the FlipIt Game”, and “Are They Actually Any Different? Comparing 3,422 Financial Institutions’ Privacy Practices.”…Read More Workshop on the Economics of Information Security
The Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project needs help to recover data from the Lunar Orbiter spacecraft. Frankly, it’s a bit of a disgrace that Congress funds, well, all sorts of things, over this element of our history, but that’s besides the point. Do I want to get angry, or do I want to see this…Read More Lunar Oribter Image Recovery Project
Apparently Twitter sent me some credits to use in their advertising program. Now, I really don’t like Twitter’s promoted tweets — I’d prefer to be the customer rather than the product. (That is, I’d like to be able to give Twitter money for an ad-free experience.) At the same time, I’m curious to see how…Read More Should I advertise on Twitter?
In an article with absolutely no relevance for Seattle, the New York Times reports “With No Vote, Taxpayers Stuck With Tab on Bonds.” In another story to which Seattle residents should pay not attention, the city of Stockton is voting to declare bankruptcy, after risking taxpayer money on things like a … sports arena. Of…Read More Taxpayers Stuck With Tab, but not in Seattle
Every now and then, a headline helps us see the answer to the question “Will people ever pay for Privacy?” Quoth the Paper of record: The seclusion may be the biggest selling point of the estate belonging to Robert Hurst, a former executive at Goldman Sachs, which was just listed by Debbie Loeffler of the…Read More Will People Ever Pay for Privacy, Part XVI
I hate to let an increase in liberty go by without a little celebration. For the past 78 years, Washington State has had a set of (effectively) state-operated liquor stores, with identical pricing and inventory. Today, that system is gone, replaced by private liquor sales. The law was overturned by a ballot initiative, heavily backed…Read More Washington State Frees Liquor Sales: some quick thoughts