Category: News

The right to be forgotten and Israel’s arcane database registration law. Are the two related?

Several interesting privacy news lately. The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg had ruled that Google, and other search engines, should allow online users to be “forgotten” after a certain…

Facebook Graduate Fellowship

We are happy to congratulate our group member Oshrat, who is a finalist in the Facebook Graduate Fellowship!

Israeli privacy roundup: In the workplace, in commercial databases and on the biometric database

Friday’s roundup has lots of stories about privacy in Israel. But before diving into that, it might be a good time to read The-Awesomest-7-Year-Postdoc or: How I Learned…

Friday News and Links

Leaked Israeli citizen database can help people forge the new biometric database. An eye-opening report by channel 2 (Hebrew). Privacy is not abstract when the interaction is between…

Friday Links and News: the data privacy of drinking water, location prediction and more. http://wp.me/p3cZei-aW

Troubling report in Haaretz about the Woosh startup that sets up public fountains in Tel Aviv, asking users to identify. Apparently, their agreement with the municipality requires them to…

Friday Links and News: The Biometric Database, Photo Stream Analysis, DNT and the Mother of all Demos.

Several days before the Israeli biometric ID pilot starts, a security evaluation document reveals major flaws in the way the smart IDs are created and managed. The document was created by the…