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$2.75 Million for Researchers as Part of New ‘Swarm’ Computing Center

$2.75 Million for Researchers as Part of New ‘Swarm’ Computing Center | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are participating in a massive, interdisciplinary collaboration known as the TerraSwarm Research Center, which will study the potential applications—and risks—of “swarm-based” computing and robotics.

 

“Connecting sensors and actuators to the cloud is like giving our cyber world eyes, ears, hands and feet,” said Dr. Edward A. Lee, the center’s director. “We can use these capabilities to provide large-scale services like better traffic control, energy efficiency and emergency response, not to mention improvements in quality of life. But these services must come with assurances of safety, security and privacy, a far-from-trivial challenge.”

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ED CPO on Privacy, Emerging Technologies, and New Uses of Data

ED CPO on Privacy, Emerging Technologies, and New Uses of Data | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it

EDUCAUSE guest blogger Kathleen Styles (Chief Privacy Officer, U.S. Department of Education): "When I first accepted the position as ED’s Chief Privacy Officer the workload revolved heavily around privacy issues in the K-12 context, especially issues relating the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) and its applicability to State Longitudinal Databases. Recently our office is spending an increasing amount of time providing guidance in the higher ed arena. Colleges, universities, and other postsecondary institutions often have research agendas that involve data; they often have medical facilities; and most importantly, colleges and universities often function as change agents, particularly for technological and social change. The combination of new technologies and new uses of data create today’s cutting-edge privacy issues, including “Big Data,” matching with wage data, data sharing in general, the use of analytics, cloud computing, MOOCs, and school use of web engagement tools."

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Video -- Cloud Computing in Education

Video -- Cloud Computing in Education | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it

In celebration of Data Privacy Day, Daniel Solove is launching a new video -- "Cloud Computing in Education" -- and am making it available for free. Produced by TeachPrivacy, and sponsored by SafeGov,

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Google Declares War on the Password | Wired.com

Google Declares War on the Password | Wired.com | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it

Want an easier way to log into your Gmail account? How about a quick tap on your computer with the ring on your finger?

 

This may be closer than you think. Google’s security team outlines this sort of ring-finger authentication in a new research paper, set to be published late this month in the engineering journal IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine. In it, Google Vice President of Security Eric Grosse and Engineer Mayank Upadhyay outline all sorts ways they think people could wind up logging into websites in the future — and it’s about time.

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Facebook Graph Search is an Awesome Tool for Phishing Attacks

Facebook Graph Search is an Awesome Tool for Phishing Attacks | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it
Graph Search makes it easier for cybercriminals to gather relevant details that can be used to target phishing attacks more effectively.
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Over 40% of Private Data Compromised Caused by Humans

Over 40% of Private Data Compromised Caused by Humans | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it

Lance Spitzner (SANS) ran some numbers at privacyrights.org; over 40% of the records breached are actually the result of the human.

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Look Out, Google: Facebook Unveils Personalized Search Engine

Look Out, Google: Facebook Unveils Personalized Search Engine | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it

At an event at the company's Menlo Park headquarters on Tuesday, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled "Graph Search," a search engine that mines your Facebook connections to give you personalized answers to queries about people, photos, places and interests. Unlike Google, it doesn't search the Web—it searches Facebook.


Zuckerberg said Graph Search will honor everyone's privacy settings, so that it accesses only information that you would be able to see otherwise on the site.

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Data Privacy Month Awareness Video, 2013

Data Privacy Month Awareness Video, 2013 | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it

SANS and EDUCAUSE have developed a free privacy awareness video that colleges and universities can use during Data Privacy Month in January, and throughout the year, in their privacy education and training efforts. High and low resolution versions of the video are available.

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CES 2013: Mobility gurus acknowledge privacy concerns, but worry about the impact of legislation

CES 2013: Mobility gurus acknowledge privacy concerns, but worry about the impact of legislation | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it
While admitting that there have been problems with the way big mobile players have handled privacy issues, an industry panel worried that government regulation could be a damper on innovation
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Why This App Is My New Nemesis

Why This App Is My New Nemesis | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it
My question is why a 12-year-old needs disappearing photos in the first place.
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12 Security (and Privacy) Resolutions for 2013

12 Security (and Privacy) Resolutions for 2013 | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it

Among your typical New Year's resolutions--lose weight, stop smoking, be happier--you should consider making some pledges to better secure your digital life. You might even be healthier if you can prevent the stress of a digital disaster, like malware wiping out your PC, having your online accounts hacked, or becoming a victim of identify theft because of a phishing scam or data theft. With that in mind, here are some security resolutions you should consider for the new year.

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From Internet Uprisings to John McAfee: The Year in Privacy and Security

From Internet Uprisings to John McAfee: The Year in Privacy and Security | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it
From gun-toting, on-the-lam tech giants to flying drones and internet uprisings, these are the privacy and security stories that dominated Threat Level in 2012.
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Amassing Student Data and Dissipating Privacy Rights (EDUCAUSE Review)

Amassing Student Data and Dissipating Privacy Rights (EDUCAUSE Review) | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it

From test-performance scores to student financial data to statewide longitudinal data systems, there has been a dramatic increase in the collection of students' sensitive information over the last decade. Both the U.S. Congress and the presidential administrations have touted the amassing of student data as beneficial and necessary to a successful education system. However, the increase in the collection of student data has led to a marked decrease in student data protection. Changes to student privacy regulations and government programs such as the Education Data Initiative underscore the need for meaningful oversight for the protection of student data.

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A Few Things about E-FERPA

A Few Things about E-FERPA | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it

EDUCAUSE guest blogger Steve McDonald (RISD): "Probably no statute affects higher education more, but is understood less, than the Family Educational and Privacy Rights Act, or FERPA, the primary federal law that regulates how we handle our records about our students. And that is no doubt especially true when it comes to electronic records (which for some reason seem to baffle us in almost every context). Data Privacy Month seems a good time to clear up some of the most common misunderstandings..."

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10 Privacy Resolutions for 2013

10 Privacy Resolutions for 2013 | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it

With the rise of big data come big challenges, including how to deal with increasingly challenging privacy issues. To help protect information, which has become the currency of the 21st century, here are 10 resolutions for your enterprise to adopt in 2013. (Guest blog post from ISACA.)

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Email Privacy Tops Tech Agenda at Judiciary Committee

Email Privacy Tops Tech Agenda at Judiciary Committee | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it

Should law-enforcement officials have easier access to your email just because it's stored in the cloud? It does now and Patrick Leahy says he intends to resume efforts to update 1986 electronic privacy law to provide greater legal protections for emails and other digital files in the cloud.

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Is Your Data Safe?

Is Your Data Safe? | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it

Online data use has the potential to impact Internet users’ reputations and safety. Many students underestimate the influence that their online presence can have on their reputations in everyday life, according to NDSU Chief Information Technology Security Officer Theresa Semmens.

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Privacy & data management on mobile devices [infographic]

Privacy & data management on mobile devices [infographic] | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it

High-tech solutions come with high-tech problems, and one of the issues we face these days is that it’s not just a driver’s license and a few credit cards that go missing when we lose what used to be the most valuable thing in our pocket, but the world we’ve downloaded onto our smartphones, which offers a jackpot of personal information.

 

This infographic from BackgroundCheck.org takes a closer look at how we manage our personal information as well as what we do to protect it when we go mobile, and may give you some good ideas of precautions to take in the future.

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5 places your data goes to hide

5 places your data goes to hide | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it
From autosaved spreadsheets to test systems using real data -- CISOs warn of five oft-overlooked sources of data leaks
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BYOD and Consumerization of IT in Higher Education Research, 2013 | EDUCAUSE.edu

BYOD and Consumerization of IT in Higher Education Research, 2013 | EDUCAUSE.edu | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it

The consumerization of information technology refers to the phenomenon where technology emerges from the consumer market and spreads into an organizational environment. The mix of technology includes collaboration tools, cloud computing, and mobile devices. While not a new experience for higher education, the boundaries between institutionally-provisioned IT and personally-provisioned IT are becoming more porous. Expanded user-provisioned technology brings with it both opportunity and challenge, and this ECAR study explores the implications for IT infrastructure, planning and governance, security and compliance, support strategies, teaching and learning, and budget.


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Stephen diFilipo's curator insight, January 11, 2013 12:56 PM

Mobility is prolific and devices are pervasive...


check out the publicly available Research Preview... 
http://bit.ly/RKfYMK

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Data Privacy Month: Are You Smarter Than Your Phone?

Data Privacy Month: Are You Smarter Than Your Phone? | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it

Do you really want everyone to know you are out alone at midnight by "checking in" at your local donut shop? You are smarter than your phone if you use sound judgment about revealing your location. You’re smarter than your phone if you know you need to think critically about the sensitivity of the data you put on or access through your phone. Do you use your phone for banking, without password protecting the device? Your phone is happy to do it. But you are smarter than your phone if you protect it with a password. If you’re not thinking critically about what you do with your phone, we’ll help you think again!

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Higher Ed InfoSec Council's comment, January 10, 2013 1:35 PM
Webinar recording, slides, and chat transcript are now available from the January 9 EDUCAUSE Live! Data Privacy Month kickoff event with special guest, Rebecca Herold (the Privacy Professor).
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Don't Like Ferpa? Change the Law [Commentary]

The regulation may now be broader than was intended in 1974, but the privacy protections it extends to educational records are unequivocal.
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Legislation Would Regulate Tracking of Cellphone Users

Legislation Would Regulate Tracking of Cellphone Users | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it
A Senate bill would require phone users’ consent for location recording, which would give people more control over their digital footprints.
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Facebook Profit Shows Existential Risk

Facebook Profit Shows Existential Risk | Higher Education & Privacy | Scoop.it

As Facebook Inc. explores a broader range of money-making businesses, such as video ads and music streaming, it will need to shake off the growing pains that marked its first quarters as a public company. 

 

Slowing revenue growth and sagging shares have ratcheted up pressure on Facebook to find new ways to generate sales. At the same time, the world’s largest social network will have to assuage concerns about privacy rights, woo investors and stay true to Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg’s pledge that Facebook is more a social movement than a business.

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