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I'm a writer and an information security and privacy researcher finishing my PhD at the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin.

I'm also an artist.
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Information Technology Policy Blog: Location Data and Privacy, Facebook ...
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Location Data and Privacy, Facebook and German Privacy Laws, Surveillance Cookies that Won't Die. Some interesting developments this wee

Homeland Security Warns of Java Vulnerability Used for Ransomeware
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ZDNet (and all major outlets) covers the Department of Homeland Security warning about the latest Java vulnerability: "We are currently unaw

14 Year Old Blogger and Peace Prize Winner Shot by Taliban
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14 Year old Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani blogger and National Peace Prize winner, has barely survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban

New Tech Observer: Illinois Judge: It is Legal to Audio Record Police In...
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The eavesdropping law prohibits citizens from making audio or visual recordings of others without every recorded person's explicit conse

Wireless Backhaul Technology Improves by Ten Fold
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Australian IT News reports CSIRO has developed wireless backhaul technology capable of moving data at 10GBPS, up from the 1 gbps that is cur

Technology Product Reviews, Commentary & Evaluations | ZDNet
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Technology product reviews from ZDNet Reviews. Research full product reviews, videos, images and specs. Find the best prices from ZDNet auth

Fighting SOPA With a Discussion of the OPEN Piracy Policy
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Legislators post text of alternative to SOPA bill online, ask for public comment.

12-12 Morning Coffee - Privacy and Tech News: New Tech Observer
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12-12 Morning Coffee - Privacy and Tech News. Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook. Japanese professor censored for tweets a

Al Qaeda Plots Hidden in Porn
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German cryptologists have discovered Al Qaeda terror plot plans hidden in pornographic movies. The process is referred to as steganography,

New Tech Observer: Domestic Drones Approved by New Law
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A new law signed by President Obama requires the FCC to approve domestic drones for a variety of domestic purposes; selling real estate, fin

New Tech Observer: Artificial Intelligence as Squirrel Deterrent
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An enterprising computer scientist, Kurt Grandis, decided to use python and some DIY hardware to build a squirrel scarer for his backyard. T

New Book Chronicles the Warrantless Surveillance Program
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US News has a review of a new book by Kurt Eichenwald discusses the 500 days following the September 11 attacks and the implementation of th

New Tech Observer: NSA Chief Denies Domestic Spying
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Alexander said “No,” adding that the “NSA does not have the ability to do that in the United States.” Elaborating, Alexander added: “We don&

Anti-Leak Law Avoids the Problem
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In John Kingdon's classic book Agendas, Alternatives and Public Policy he discusses the garbage can model of decision making common in gover

Paramount Pictures Asks Students How to Prevent Piracy: New Tech Observer
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Paramount Pictures vice president of worldwide content protection and outreach, Alfred C. Perry sent a note to dozens of law professors sayi

Big Hy - Hollywood Pirate, US Hero
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Great story about a retired WWII vet - 92 years old and pirating movies to send to troops over seas. After his wife died, he was reading onl

Google's Eric Schmidt Warns New UN Treaty Will be a Disaster
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A new UN treaty could change how the Internet is regulated, Eric Schmidt warns, emphatically, that we'll regret the changes if they happen.

List of Sites Going Dark Today Over SOPA, and How Yours Can Too
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Technorati's list of important and popular web sites that have called it quits today, in protest of SOPA. Check back often!

SmartWatch Smashes Funding Records on Kickstarter
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All of this comes as somewhat of a surprise for Kickstarter, a three-year-old startup itself, that has been at the forefront of the crowdfun

New Tech Observer: Handbook on Mobile Device Privacy in Canada
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If you're in Vancouver, BC, handbook author Greg McMullen is giving a talk to officially launch the handbook on Monday, March 5 at 12:30