Identifying People by Their Browsing Histories

Interesting paper: "Replication: Why We Still Can’t Browse in Peace: On the Uniqueness and Reidentifiability of Web Browsing Histories": We examine the threat to individuals’ privacy based on the feasibility of reidentifying users through distinctive profiles of their browsing history visible to websites and third parties. This work replicates and extends the 2012 paper Why Johnny Can’t Browse in Peace:… Continue reading Identifying People by Their Browsing Histories

Yet Another Biometric: Bioacoustic Signatures

Sound waves through the body are unique enough to be a biometric: "Modeling allowed us to infer what structures or material features of the human body actually differentiated people," explains Joo Yong Sim, one of the ETRI researchers who condu… Continue reading Yet Another Biometric: Bioacoustic Signatures

Yet Another Biometric: Bioacoustic Signatures

Sound waves through the body are unique enough to be a biometric: "Modeling allowed us to infer what structures or material features of the human body actually differentiated people," explains Joo Yong Sim, one of the ETRI researchers who conducted the study. "For example, we could see how the structure, size, and weight of the bones, as well as the… Continue reading Yet Another Biometric: Bioacoustic Signatures

Centrify Automates Password Reconciliation via Client

Centrify has extended its password access management (PAM) service to enable password reconciliation on the client. Torsten George, cybersecurity evangelist for Centrify, said enabling password reconciliation using Centrify client software in conjunct… Continue reading Centrify Automates Password Reconciliation via Client

Bird-identifying AI could put an end to leg bands

If you saw a finch one time, chances are you’d have great difficulty picking it out from a large group of finches later on. A new artificial intelligence-based system can do just that, though, potentially making life much easier for both biologists and… Continue reading Bird-identifying AI could put an end to leg bands

Identifying a Person Based on a Photo, LinkedIn and Etsy Profiles, and Other Internet Bread Crumbs

Interesting story of how the police can identify someone by following the evidence chain from website to website. According to filings in Blumenthal’s case, FBI agents had little more to go on when they started their investigation than the news helicop… Continue reading Identifying a Person Based on a Photo, LinkedIn and Etsy Profiles, and Other Internet Bread Crumbs

Identifying a Person Based on a Photo, LinkedIn and Etsy Profiles, and Other Internet Bread Crumbs

Interesting story of how the police can identify someone by following the evidence chain from website to website. According to filings in Blumenthal’s case, FBI agents had little more to go on when they started their investigation than the news helicopter footage of the woman setting the police car ablaze as it was broadcast live May 30. It showed the… Continue reading Identifying a Person Based on a Photo, LinkedIn and Etsy Profiles, and Other Internet Bread Crumbs

Used Tesla Components Contain Personal Information

Used Tesla components, sold on eBay, still contain personal information, even after a factory reset. This is a decades-old problem. It’s a problem with used hard drives. It’s a problem with used photocopiers and printers. It will be a problem with IoT devices. It’ll be a problem with everything, until we decide that data deletion is a priority…. Continue reading Used Tesla Components Contain Personal Information