Monthly Archives: February 2012

Broken Promises of Privacy: Responding to the Surprising Failure of Anonymization

(UCLA Law Review) by Paul Ohm, University of Colorado Law School. Computer scientists have recently undermined our faith in the privacy-protecting power of anonymization, the name for techniques for protecting the privacy of individuals in large databases by deleting information like names and social security numbers. These scientists have demonstrated they can often 'reidentify' or 'deanonymize' individuals hidden in anonymized data with astonishing ease. By understanding this research, we will realize we have made a mistake, labored beneath a fundamental misunderstanding, which has assured us much less privacy than we have assumed. This mistake pervades nearly every information privacy law, regulation, and debate, yet regulators and legal scholars have paid it scant attention. We must respond to the surprising failure of anonymization, and this Article provides the tools to do so.

Jeremiah Grossman, Security News – Episode 278 – February 16, 2012

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    Adam Shostack, Security News – Episode 277 – February 9, 2012

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  • Paul Asadoorian, Host of Security Weekly and Stogie Geeks
  • Larry Pesce, Host of Hack Naked At Night
  • John Strand, Host of Hack Naked TV
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    Drunken Security News – Episode 276 – February 2, 2012

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  • Paul Asadoorian, Host of Security Weekly and Stogie Geeks
  • Larry Pesce, Host of Hack Naked At Nigh
  • John Strand, Host of Hack Naked TV
  • Carlos Perez, Security Weekly Espanol
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    Joe Stewart on Malware Analysis – Episode 276 – February 2, 2012

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    UPnP Hacking with Backtrack 5 & Python:

    Episode Hosts:

  • Paul Asadoorian, Host of Security Weekly and Stogie Geeks
  • Larry Pesce, Host of Hack Naked At Nigh
  • John Strand, Host of Hack Naked TV
  • Carlos Perez, Security Weekly Espanol
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