Deceptive Acts

There’s an interesting game of chicken going on right now.  The “extramarital dating site” called Ashley Madison is being held captive by a group of hackers.  The hackers have said that they’ll  release information on the site’s 37 million (yes, 37 million) subscribers unless the site is shut down.  In addition to the normal information […]

Social Media as a Privacy Tool?

As one that closely follows the intersection of privacy and technology I read with great interest a paper released by Google entitled “Vanity or Privacy? Social Media as a Facilitator of Privacy and Trust.”  The paper is to be presented at the  2012 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work.  The paper is relatively short and […]