Someday, on the corporate balance sheet, there will be an entry which reads, "Information"; for in most cases, the information is more valuable than the hardware which processes it.
Rear Admiral Grace Hopper
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Category Archives: Data Security
You can’t make up this stuff. From an Ars Technica article: Carlson continues to store bitcoins both on hosted platforms like Coinbase and Blockchain.info. He also keeps bitcoins on his own hardware and uses paper wallets stored in a bank … Continue reading
Senate Investigation On December 18, 2013, the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing titled, “What Information Do Data Brokers Have on Consumers, and How Do They Use It?” Following up, Committee Chair Senator Rockefeller has now … Continue reading
So these rent-to-own businesses were using the computers rented to their customers to spy on the customers. See the FTC notice of settlement here. Not just the webcam, as was the case in situations we discussed earlier. In this case … Continue reading
The European regulatory response to NSA-gate is gathering momentum. The focus du jour is the cloud. This New York Times article is a nice summary of the nonsensical thinking of some Europeans. For example, provided in the article: Viviane Reding, … Continue reading
I hope so. Here are the facts we need for this discussion: 1. The Federal Trade Commission charged four different Wyndham corporations (which we’ll just call them all Wyndham here) with deceptive acts and practices, as well as unfair acts … Continue reading
Let’s discuss the personal information of the future – medical information. Not just any information – information about your DNA. (Please remember we don’t say personally identifiable information here at Big Data and the Law.) Miinome, a Minneapolis start-up is, … Continue reading
I started doing some photography as a hobby this year. One thing I learned in the process is that not seeing the forest for the trees isn’t always a problem. Sometimes the trees deserve some attention. In this case, while … Continue reading