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Dude, you broke the future! - Charlie's Diary
Charles Stross keynote speech at the 34th Chaos Communication Congress in Leipzig, December 2017
tech  future  writers  keynote  talk 
february 2018 by warrenellis
Science | From AAAS
In other fields, scientists are learning that they may give away sensitive data without being aware they'd let it slip. Archaeologists have posted pictures of new finds on websites only to discover that savvy thieves have tapped metadata digitally attached to images to discover location information—and then looted the site. Conservation biologists often refrain from saying exactly where they've spotted a rare species, for fear an overzealous collector or landowner will hunt it down. Genome researchers and social scientists have been stung by computer wizards who have shown that they can take databases that supposedly have been stripped of information allowing the identification of individuals and "re-identify" study participants, violating privacy rules. In theory, such techniques could reveal a trove of problematic information, such as embarrassing Web surfing habits, stigmatizing mental health issues, or genetic traits that could affect employment or insurance.
As plant biologist Rodrigo Gutiérrez of the Catholic University of Chile in Santiago puts it: "We are gaining the capacity to generate lots of sensitive information, but not necessarily the capacity to handle it appropriately."
security  talk 
october 2013 by warrenellis

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