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The past week or two have been fascinating ones for those following cyber security news…
Among the principles that govern the current state of technology, two stand out as fundamental to our understanding of the information security problem. First, software is everywhere. The technology we adopt at an exponentially increasing rate is nearly always software at its core.
If you work in technology, the big bad wolf can be your best friend. Read below to find out why.
A few days ago, the U.S. Supreme court denied Google's appeal from a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit which found that source code -- written instructions that run computer software -- can be protected by copyright law. In so doing, the nation's highest court left in tact a ruling by the Federal Circuit which found Google could have infringed the copyright to Oracle's software programming platform.
In this part 2, I describe a quantum principle – the familiar “uncertainty principle” – and how it applies to privacy law and policy considerations. In particular, I observe that the process of managing data respectfully creates something of a quantum paradox. The paradox is a form of an “uncertainty” principle, whereby to better afford privacy for certain data, one in fact needs to know additional information about the data subject
A Dutch Court today ruled that Facebook has a duty to identify a person who has uploaded a revenge porn video on its social network. In this case, the video displays a woman, Chantal, performing oral sex on her now ex-boyfriend. A fake account bearing Chantal’s name was created and used to share the private video with her friends and others. Chantal’s ex-boyfriend, who recorded the video, has always denied uploading the video.