Tag Archives: Privacy

The dark side of ubiquitous connectivity

Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets are often referred as the ‘Swiss pocketknives’ of today’s individual, as they serve a range of needs, activities and purposes. Along with the rapid spread of smartphones, smartphone-based Social Networking Service (SNS) has penetrated into our daily lives by allowing people to maintain close and intimate relationships with …

Trends in Privacy and Security research on the Semantic Web

Privacy, security and policies: A review of problems and solutions with semantic web technologies Sabrina Kirrane from The Vienna University of Economics,  Serena Villata from Université Côte d’Azur, and Mathieu d’Acquin from the National University of Ireland Galway provide a look at how Semantic Web technologies research is progressing with relation to privacy and security concerns. They …

Image-Centric Social Discovery Using Neural Network under Anonymity Constraint

A common part of social networks is sharing images. Storing and processing these images to provide engaging services to customers is resource intensive and social networks often rely on cloud services to provide these resources. This creates a potential security risk for the users of the social network platform. Simply encrypting the images before uploading …

Jessica Gunson – Understanding Fraud and How to Protect Against It

Presented at GoSec 2017 Jessica is an intelligence researcher/analyst with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). She has been with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) since 1998 and joined the Operational Support Unit in 2006. Jessica has previously been involved in most aspects of the CAFC disruption program. Along with providing tactical support to law …

Jonathon Hodge (Toronto Public Library) Advocating for digital privacy: the centrality of public libraries in a uniquely 21st century struggle

What can you learn from Tom, Thelma and Ed about privacy and the possible role of libraries in advocacy? Jonathon Hodge  from the Toronto Public Library presents “Advocating for digital privacy: the centrality of public libraries in a uniquely 21st century struggle” at 2017 Access (http://accessconference.ca/2017program/).  Presents the work happening at the Toronto Public Library …

Privacy Loss in Apple’s Implementation of Differential Privacy on MacOS 10.12

Differential privacy (DP) provides a way to quantify privacy. A privacy budget quantitatively measures by how much the risk to an individual’s privacy may increase due to the inclusion of certain data. The higher the value, the less privacy protection is provided. This paper by Jun Tang, Aleksandra Korolova, Xiaolong Bai, Xueqiang Wang, and Xiaofeng Wang identifies the components …

La cybersécurité est-elle possible?

Entrevue avec Sébastien Gambs dans le cadre de la conférence « La cybersécurité est-elle possible? » au Cœur des sciences de l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Sébastien Gambs est professeur d’informatique à l’UQAM. Ses travaux de recherche portent principalement sur la protection de la vie privée et la sécurité informatique, en particulier pour les …