While on the surface this may seem like a deserved day of reckoning for exposed adulterers, it speaks to a much larger privacy issue that concerns everyone. We live our entire lives online, and our actions there hinge on the promise of privacy.
Data is being used by businesses in innovative and illustrious ways to generate widespread value. Companies should be as inventive in respecting users' wishes without inhibiting data's exponential promise for economic growth.
What makes a question like, "What is your favorite sports team?" a security risk? Isn't answering it supposed to enhance your security? Actually, such questions aren't intended primarily to enhance your security.
Sitting in a restaurant with a friend recently, I asked a simple question: How many cameras are in this place?
Since the Ashley Madison story broke, we've seen a wide range of reactions. Many folks are echoing the sentiments of the hackers, who, in their initial statement, called AM's membership "cheating dirtbags" who deserve the "very bad day" that is coming.
Yes, I know that you may forget your code or one of your friends may mess with you and accidentally wipe your phone, but more than likely this feature could help you more than it could harm you. It's much easier to deal with a lost phone than lost personal data.
Many of the Yik Yaks of the world will continue to exist in the near future, but in time only as the seedy side of the Internet, the lawless part of town where law-abiding citizens with conscience choose not to frequent.
Moms are used to opinions, often unsolicited, from relatives, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and sometimes more annoying and intrusive from strangers. But taking a photo of a mom and her children and using it to crucify her for her decisions is horrifying and a total invasion of privacy.
Unfortunately, we see an alarming amount of revenge porn cases every month. Based on our experience working with this issue, we put together a guide that can hopefully inform, prevent, or at least help the victims of revenge porn fight back.
American ingenuity is alive and well. We've changed the rules of the game, invented new playing fields, and blazed new paths. Europeans would admit this reality as much as we do ourselves. The divide therefore comes when Europe thinks these services don't protect the individual.
In the future, what countries do with digital weapons may be more destructive than boots on the ground or drones in the sky.
The omnipresence of the Internet in modern society makes most digital policy issues transversal. Yet, a transversal approach is more an exception than a rule in digital policy, on both national and international level.
Will Ackerly, the founder and CTO of Virtru, left the NSA in 2012 to solve a big problem: securing personal digital communications.
The competitions designed by XPRIZE touch the furthest reaches of human achievement in fields like health care, oceanography and space exploration. We are currently designing a prize competition in the field of cybersecurity.
In this three-part video series, you'll hear from some of the giants in the Internet and cyber security fields as they relate stories of cybercrime becoming a worldwide business, privacy becoming an antiquated idea, the discovery of Stuxnet and the real possibility of cyber warfare.