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Archive of posts published in the tag: Privacy

On Location (and Other Sensitive) Data

Installing apps, Android in this case, is at times a bit of WTF. It shouldn’t have to, but it is. The amount of personal information that some apps gather can be extreme. This concern is especially true after Google removed the very necessary…

This week’s march toward dystopia: Amendment IV, the NSA, Surveillance, and Metadata

U.S. Constitution — AMENDMENT IV “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation,…

Security & Privacy on Mobile Apps, Part 3 – PCI Compliance

This is Part 3 of a series on Security & Privacy for Mobile Apps. Part 1 of this series introduced main concepts related to security on mobile apps. Part 2 went deeper into the security elements and guidelines related to security and privacy…

Guidelines and Best Practices for Handling Sensitive Data

Back in 2003-2004 I helped create one of the firsts location-based solutions for mobile called WorkTrack (San Francisco startup Aligo later acquired by Corrigo). Such experience helped raise my level of awareness when it comes to location (and any sensitive) information and mobile.…

Twitter and the Library of Congress

So the Library of Congress (LoC) has acquired the entire Twitter archive. All public Tweets, from day one. From the research perspective, this is great news. Assuming Twitter remains up and running for many years or decades, the amount of information (big data)…

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