Tag Archives: Data

Adrian Fong publishes paper on app intermediaries and data privacy

Former Google Policy Fellow Adrian Fong has published a paper titled “The Role of App Intermediaries in Protecting Data Privacy,” based on research that he had conducted, in part, at the Citizen Lab in summer 2016. The paper was published in the International Journal of Law and Technology.

Cashless Society, Cached Data: Security Considerations for a Chinese Social Credit System

The second post in this series examines a Chinese mobile payment app feature increasingly covered in foreign media: testing of what may one day be a nationwide official social credit system to replace its traditional analog counterpart. Our exploration of potential security, privacy, and other issues of such a system is meant to raise questions that can inform discussions about how it will evolve.

Cashless Society, Cached Data: Are Mobile Payment Systems Protecting Chinese Citizens’ Data?

This research series presents an in-depth examination of mobile payment systems, a rapidly evolving form of financial technology. We will provide an overview of how they are used in China–where they are taking off faster than anywhere else in the world–and what implications their security and data protection practices may have for millions of users, by presenting a case study on Alipay.

Morgan Marquis-Boire joins Ars Technica Live to discuss “data contraception”

Citizen Lab Senior Security Researcher Morgan Marquis-Boire joined the Ars Technica Live podcast series to discuss the rise of what he calls “digital authoritarianism,” an extension of the activities of authoritarian governments into cyberspace, and the steps he says citizens can take to protect themselves.

Tracing the Path of a Censored Weibo Post and Compiling Keywords that Trigger Automatic Review

We investigate what keywords might trigger censorship via automatic review in Sina Weibo and followed the pathways a typical censored post might take on Chinese social media.

Visualizing Changes in Censorship: Summarizing two months of Sina Weibo keyword monitoring with two interactive charts

The China Chats keyword list was tested on Sina Weibo four times from Jun to Aug 2013. The data allows us to identify changes in censorship on Sina Weibo over time.

Is it wrong to use data from the world’s first ‘nice’ botnet?

A new piece in Wired magazine features the discussion of the ethics of using the Internet Census data from Citizen Lab Security Researcher and Technical Advisor Morgan Marquis-Boire and Post-Doctoral Fellow Philippa Gill.

Facebook, Google may face tougher EU curbs on data usage

Source: Stephanie Bodoni, Bloomberg

Facebook Inc., Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. may face stricter privacy rules requiring them to let users shift data to competitors in the EU under proposed changes to a draft law.

Being social with privacy in mind

Source: Mozilla Blog

People really enjoy social features that help them connect with others. To offer these features, social networks often end collecting lots of personal info, and their users don’t always understand the tradeoffs involved.

How a single spam from China ended up as an attack on the White House

Source: Paul Ducklin, Naked Security

FoxNews leads today with a dramatic story entitled “Washington confirms Chinese hack attack on White House computer.”