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Detecting Phishing Emails

Research paper: Rick Wash, “How Experts Detect Phishing Scam Emails“: Abstract: Phishing scam emails are emails that pretend to be something they are not in order to get the recipient of the email to undertake…

The US Military Buys Commercial Location Data

Vice has a long article about how the US military buys commercial location data worldwide. The U.S. military is buying the granular movement data of people around the world, harvested from innocuous-seeming apps, Motherboard has…

Inrupt’s Solid Announcement

Earlier this year, I announced that I had joined Inrupt, the company commercializing Tim Berners-Lee’s Solid specification: The idea behind Solid is both simple and extraordinarily powerful. Your data lives in a pod that is…

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New Zealand Election Fraud

It seems that this election season has not gone without fraud. In New Zealand, a vote for “Bird of the Year” has been marred by fraudulent votes: More than 1,500 fraudulent votes were cast in…

The Security Failures of Online Exam Proctoring

Proctoring an online exam is hard. It’s hard to be sure that the student isn’t cheating, maybe by having reference materials at hand, or maybe by substituting someone else to take the exam for them.…