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Big Data, IoT and Healthcare: Part II

In the first part of this blog series, I covered how the healthcare industry can benefit from IoT and Big Data. In this week’s post I’ll take a more in-depth look into the potential security issues associated with Big Data and what the future holds for healthcare IoT. From cars and hotels, to consumer goods like lightbulbs and watches there is a growing network of everyday objects connected to the Internet.  These sensors and devices generate nonstop streams of data that can improve personal and professional lives in many ways. However, with… Read more Big Data, IoT and Healthcare: Part II

People Hire Hackers To Get The Job Done – Business Insider

  Just a few years ago, I was able to overhear a conversation between a hacker and an interested person. This would-be client asked the hacker whether he would be able to hack into the Blackberry he had obtained via court order from a business partner gone bad. I was pondering about the consequences of this happening, both legally and also ethically. Obviously, the borders of moral are fuzzy these days, with everyone and their uncle spying on anyone else if they can, and noone having a bad conscious in… Read more People Hire Hackers To Get The Job Done – Business Insider

Surveillance in Oslo Government Quarter shows inadequate mindset to issues

Heise and Aftenposten  both report on IMSI catchers that have been detected in Norways government quarter. Now, given that anybody with a few thousand Euro in their hands can build such an IMSI catcher (which is capable of catching much more than just an IMSI, the unique mobile identification number of a cellphone, but can actually serve as a listening device to conversations and tape streams of voice-data), it is not neglect that is to be seen. In fact, it is an inability to see attacks while they are happening… Read more Surveillance in Oslo Government Quarter shows inadequate mindset to issues

Freihandelsabkommen contra Datenschutz?

Klarer als Thilo Weichert kann man es kaum ausdrücken, warum es in Europa bei TTIP harzt: “Datenaustausch hat in einer globalisierten Informationsgesellschaft eine zunehmende wirtschaftliche Bedeutung bekommen; diese Bedeutung wird weiter zunehmen. Daher spielt das Ziel des freien Datenflusses zwecks Abbaus von Handelshemmnissen bei internationalen Abkommen schon seit Jahren eine zentrale Rolle. Dabei wurde jedoch immer das weitere Ziel verfolgt, den freien Datenfluss von der Gewährleistung eines angemessenen Datenschutzniveaus abhängig zu machen. Auf diesem Gedanken basiert die Konvention des Europarates zum Schutz des Menschen bei der automatisierten Verarbeitung personenbezogener Daten… Read more Freihandelsabkommen contra Datenschutz?