measurement

For your consideration, two articles in today’s New York Times. First, “How to Remind a Parent of the Baby in the Car?:” INFANTS or young children left inside a vehicle can die of hyperthermia in a few hours, even when the temperature outside is not especially hot. It is a tragedy that kills about 30…

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In Verizon’s post, “A Comparison of [Verizon’s] DBIR with UK breach report,” we see: Quick: which is larger, the grey slice on top, or the grey slice on the bottom? And ought grey be used for “sophisticated” or “moderate”? I’m confident that both organizations are focused on accurate reporting. I am optimistic that this small…

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The EFF is doing some measurement of browser uniqueness and privacy. It takes ten seconds. Before you go, why not estimate what fraction of users have the same transmitted/discoverable browser settings as you, and then check your accuracy at https://panopticlick.eff.org. Or start at http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2010/01/help-eff-research-web-browser-tracking for a bit more detail.

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‘The Australian’ has a great story on “Focus key to crack money-laundering.” Its focused on the testimony of a British expert on “money laundering” and includes: Last year, British banks, accountants and lawyers made some 200,000 reports to the authorities. But in the three years since Britain’s law was implemented, there had been only one…

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