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

Me on COVAD-19 Contact Tracing Apps

I was quoted in BuzzFeed: "My problem with contact tracing apps is that they have absolutely no value," Bruce Schneier, a privacy expert and fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, told BuzzFeed News… Continue reading Me on COVAD-19 Contact Tracing Apps

Me on COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps

I was quoted in BuzzFeed: "My problem with contact tracing apps is that they have absolutely no value," Bruce Schneier, a privacy expert and fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, told BuzzFeed News. "I’m not even talking about the privacy concerns, I mean the efficacy. Does anybody think this will do something useful?… Continue reading Me on COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps

coproID gets the poop on source of fossilized feces

If you were studying the diet of ancient humans, it certainly wouldn’t help if you got their preserved feces confused with those of their dogs. A new analytical system system known as coproID is designed to keep that from happening.Continue ReadingCate… Continue reading coproID gets the poop on source of fossilized feces

Is dnyuz.com a Russian or Eastern European hacksite masquerading as a news site? [closed]

A news aggregator sent my browser there.

The name of the site looked like it was Russian or similar. While my browser was there, I looked for any info about them and their “About” and “Contact Us” links require JavaScript, which means you… Continue reading Is dnyuz.com a Russian or Eastern European hacksite masquerading as a news site? [closed]

Modern Mass Surveillance: Identify, Correlate, Discriminate

Communities across the United States are starting to ban facial recognition technologies. In May of last year, San Francisco banned facial recognition; the neighboring city of Oakland soon followed, as did Somerville and Brookline in Massachusetts (a s… Continue reading Modern Mass Surveillance: Identify, Correlate, Discriminate