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XRDS: Crossroads, The ACM Magazine for Students - The Complexities of Privacy and Anonymity Volume 20 Issue 1, Fall 2013

XRDS: Crossroads, The ACM Magazine for Students - The Complexities of Privacy and Anonymity Volume 20 Issue 1, Fall 2013


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Equip Yourself for Creativity

Equip Yourself for Creativity

Peter Kinnaird, Inbal Talgam-Cohen


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Inbox

Inbox

XRDS Staff


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Keeping Your Little Back Shop

Keeping Your Little Back Shop

Maire Byrne-Evans, Christine Task


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<i>XRDS</i> Mobilizes

<i>XRDS</i> Mobilizes

Debarka Sengupta


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Managing Your Time

Managing Your Time

Vaggelis Giannikas


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Revitalizing ACM Student Chapters: A look at how to refresh student initiatives

Revitalizing ACM Student Chapters: A look at how to refresh student initiatives

Michael Zuba


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Algorithms Fit for Compilation?

Algorithms Fit for Compilation?

Olivia SimpsonShould there be a standard in the way of algorithms languages to improve productivity and remove ambiguity?


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Habits: Our cognitive shortcut

Habits: Our cognitive shortcut

Gidi NaveAccepting the habitual system as an inseparable part of our minds, understanding its limitation and the way it works, may help us to achieve our long-term goals.


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Coordination When Information is Scarce: How privacy can help

Coordination When Information is Scarce: How privacy can help

Aaron RothThere is something to be gained by borrowing the tools of differential privacy and applying them to solve problems in seemingly unrelated fields.


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The New Firefox Cookie Policy

The New Firefox Cookie Policy

Jonathan MayerStanford grad student Jonathan Mayer discusses cookies, Web tracking, and changes to Mozilla's cookie policy.


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What is Public and Private Anyway? A Pragmatic Take on Privacy and Democracy

What is Public and Private Anyway? A Pragmatic Take on Privacy and Democracy

Andreas BirkbakRevealing private content on the Web can also spark public engagement. To understand this, we need to challenge our common sense notions of privacy and democracy.


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Something Bad Might Happen: Lawyers, anonymization and risk

Something Bad Might Happen: Lawyers, anonymization and risk

Marion OswaldThe line between personal and anonymous information is often unclear. Increasingly it falls to lawyers to understand and manage the risks associated with the sharing of "anonymized" data sets.


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Personal, Pseudonymous, and Anonymous Data: The problem of identification

Personal, Pseudonymous, and Anonymous Data: The problem of identification

Iain BourneWhy defining what counts as personal data is important for data protection and information sharing.


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Talking 'Bout Your Reputation

Talking 'Bout Your Reputation

David BirchPeople think they want anonymity, but actually desire privacy. But how do we reframe the debate surrounding privacy and security? Perhaps technology is the answer.


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Understanding the Data Environment

Understanding the Data Environment

Elaine Mackey, Mark ElliotProtecting data privacy and anonymity requires a better understanding of the conditions and mechanisms under which they may be threatened.


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What is Bitcoin?

What is Bitcoin?

Dominic HobsonStrengths and weaknesses of the leader in a new generation of emerging cryptocurrencies.


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The Tor Project: An inside view

The Tor Project: An inside view

Kelley MisataA decade since the first version was released, Tor continues to be at the center of the debate around online privacy.


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It's Not About Winning, it's About Sending a Message: Hiding information in games

It's Not About Winning, it's About Sending a Message: Hiding information in games

Philip C. RitcheyNew information hiding techniques use online games to transmit secrets covertly. The technique is simple, but the problem of detecting these covert channels is far from solved.


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An Illustrated Primer in Differential Privacy

An Illustrated Primer in Differential Privacy

Christine TaskThe vast amounts of data that are now available provide new opportunities to social science researchers, but also raise huge privacy concerns for data subjects. Differential privacy offers a way to balance the needs…


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Cynthia Dwork on Differential Privacy

Cynthia Dwork on Differential Privacy

Michael ZubaDistinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research, Dr. Cynthia Dwork, provides a first-hand look at the basics of differential privacy.


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Jessica Staddon: Managing Google's privacy research

Jessica Staddon: Managing Google's privacy research

Adrian ScoicăIn this profile, Jessica Staddon discusses managing privacy research for one the world's best-known technology corporations.


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CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory (Pittsburgh, PA)

CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory (Pittsburgh, PA)

Rich ShayCUPS, a research lab at Carnegie Mellon University, is dedicated to addressing the broad array of challenges collectively called "usable privacy and security."


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WLAN Security

WLAN Security

Finn KuusistoA look back at wireless technology through the years.


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Zero-knowledge Proofs

Zero-knowledge Proofs

Marinka Zitnik


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Theory vs Learning Models

Theory vs Learning Models

A testimonial to easy data visualization and exploration.  I believe that data visualization should always be the first step to analytics. Which means it can often be all that is needed.  Even if you need to ultimately do something…


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The Future of the Bionic Body

The Future of the Bionic Body

In the Smithsonian Mag:  A good nontechnical view of the current state and future of the bionic body.  " ... The Insane and Exciting Future of the Bionic Body ... From “i-limbs” to artificial organs, advances in technology have…


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Statistician vs Data Scientist

Statistician vs Data Scientist

Vincent Granville measures the frequency of use of different keywords and finds the use of the word 'statistician' dropping versus 'data analyst'.   Death of the statistician?  I don't think so, but some re-calibration of the…


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Glass Streaming Surgery

Glass Streaming Surgery

It is not uncommon to stream point of view surgery video.  Apparently an early case of doing it with Google Glass.  Not new, but can lead to thinking about different kinds of viewing augmentation that would be useful to a surgeon…


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Visualization of Research Activities at EMC

Visualization of Research Activities at EMC

In Innovation Excellence:  Using visualization to understand and improve categories of research activities.   This might have been very useful in our enterprise.  Points to an approach I had not hear of: " ... EMC has dozensStanford…

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