Talk:Privacy and the Internet I
Part of Soctech seminar, Spring 2006...
Privacy and computer networks, a whirlwind tour:
(25 min., hopefully)
- The client layer: What identifying information is stored in your client hardware and software?
- The network layer: What information does your machine broadcast in a network transaction? Who could (potentially) see this information?
- Content of TCP/IP, HTTP headers
- Countermeasures: encryption; TOR
- Q: What about the phone network? A: You're never anonymous or encrypted.
- Side note: effect of business models on non-adoption of privacy-enhancing technologies
- The application layer:
- Payment systems
- Client databases:
- What's a database?
- State of the art in database aggregation/federation
- Estimated costs of maintaining/mining Google-scale databases
- Theoretical limits on "data scrubbing"
- Deletion (Google News nuke)
- Practical limits on security (brief)
- System compromises: rootkits, social engineering
- Legal attacks
Privacy law, a whirlwind tour
(need someone to do this)