Well documented paper on the capability to identify entities via credit card metadata [i.e., the identification is based on what was once thought to be anonymous big data...]. Time to move back to currency transactions. Tout Simplement Incroyable.
In a posting published by ProPublica, online advertising leviathan TURN is utilizing the dreaded zombie cookie, pioneered by those friendly folks at Verizon Wireless. ProPublica is also reporting that TURN's actions were originally discovered by Stanford University computer scientist and attorney Jonathan Mayer, and then tested by ProPublica staffers.
If you read anything today about cryptography today, read the work of Stanford University's Center for Internet and Society's Jeffrey Vagle, JD [Mr. Vagle is also a Lecturer in Law and the Executive Director of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition [CTIC] at the University of Pennsylvania Law School]; in which, Mr. Vagle examines the criminalization of cryptography [snippet of his work appears below].
'We've heard this story from governments before, of course, from the "crypto wars" of the early 1990s to recent claims by the FBI that encryption allows networks to "go dark," and prevent legitimate law enforcement efforts. But as the leaked security memo asserts, without strong crypto and secure networks, we're all put at greater risk. It is crucial that we keep this in perspective as the world's legislative bodies rush to do something--anything--in the face of these crises.' - via Jeffrey Vagle writing at the Center for Internet and Society, at Stanford University
via VentureBeat's Evan Schuman, comes the sorry tale of enterprise security failures, and importantly, the continued failures of both security implementation and deployment in the recently high profile retail security snafus of last year [eg. Target's gargantuan credit and debit card breach] Astonishing...
In a tour de force screed, published at InfosecIsland, Steve Martino, details exactly what is required for data classification to succeed, and the impact of that classification effort on an organization's information security posture. (Mr. Martino is CISCO Systems, Inc. (NasdaqGS: CSCO) CISO and VP of Information Security.)