Posts Tagged ‘privacy’

Forget the new iPhones: Apple’s best product is now privacy

September 30, 2019

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“In iOS 12 Apple is also introducing anti-fingerprinting technology in Safari. Fingerprinting is a tracking technology advertisers and data firms use to identify your movements online. They do this by recording characteristics about the device you are using–such as hard drive size, screen resolution, fonts, installed, and more–and then recording a log of that device’s movements. Though fingerprinting doesn’t give the firms access to your name, they know what the owner of a specific device does online and can build a profile around those actions. Well, again, until Apple shut that down with iOS 12 by stripping the unique characteristics of your device away from advertisers’ tracking software. These same benefits are also found in Apple’s latest MacOS Mojave, by the way.”
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Forget the new iPhones: Apple’s best product is now privacy
https://www.fastcompany.com/90236195/forget-the-new-iphones-apples-best-product-is-now-privacy

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DNA methylation-based forensic age prediction using artificial neural networks and next generation sequencing

September 30, 2019

DNA methylation-based forensic age prediction using artificial neural networks and next generation sequencing
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5392537/

You Can Soon Get Your DNA Sequenced Anonymously | WIRED

September 24, 2019

https://www.wired.com/story/you-can-soon-get-your-dna-sequenced-anonymously/

also
https://nebula.org/anonymous-sequencing

Data privacy in the age of personal genomics
Dennis Grishin, Kamal Obbad & George M. Church
Nature Biotechnology (2019)
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41587-019-0271-3

nat-biotech-privacy
in labdropbox

GDPR vs. Existing Frameworks: Overlaps, Differences, and Filling the Gaps – Threat Stack

September 10, 2019

https://www.threatstack.com/blog/gdpr-vs-existing-frameworks-overlaps-differences-and-filling-the-gaps

NYTimes: N.Y.P.D. Detectives Gave a Boy, 12, a Soda. He Landed in a DNA Database.

August 18, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/15/nyregion/nypd-dna-database.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

SKS Keyserver Network Under Attack

July 5, 2019

a good example of a hypothetical attack that now becomes real

https://gist.github.com/rjhansen/67ab921ffb4084c865b3618d6955275f QT:{{”
“The number one use of OpenPGP today is to verify downloaded packages for Linux-based operating systems, usually using a software tool called GnuPG. If someone were to poison a vendor’s public certificate and upload it to the keyserver network, the next time a system administrator refreshed their keyring from the keyserver network the vendor’s now-poisoned certificate would be downloaded. At that point upgrades become impossible because the authenticity of downloaded packages cannot be verified. Even downloading the vendor’s certificate and re-importing it would be of no use, because GnuPG would choke trying to import the new certificate. It is not hard to imagine how motivated adversaries could employ this against a Linux-based computer network.”
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genopri’19 in Boston

June 1, 2019

https://www.genopri.org

6th International Workshop on
Genome Privacy and Security (GenoPri’19)

October 21-22, 2019, Boston, USA

Co-located with GA4GH 7th Plenary Meeting, The Hynes Convention Center, Boston, USA October 21-23, 2019

867-5309/Jenny – Wikipedia

May 17, 2019

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/867-5309/Jenny

Google Gmail tracks purchase history — how to delete it

May 17, 2019

https://myaccount.google.com/purchases?pli=1

Google Gmail tracks purchase history — how to delete it
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/17/google-gmail-tracks-purchase-history-how-to-delete-it.html

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/05/17/google-gmail-tracks-purchase-history-how-to-delete-it.html

NYTimes privacy project

May 17, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/opinion/internet-privacy-project.html