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Christopher Soghoian - Caught in the Cloud: Privacy, Encryption, and Government Back Doors in the Web 2.0 Era

Today, the vast majority of Internet users still transmit their own personal information over networks without any form of encryption. The shift to cloud computing exposes end-users to an increased risk of privacy invasion and fraud by hackers. Christopher Soghoian, a fellow at the Berkman Center and a Ph.D. Candidate at Indiana University's School of Informatics, argues that this increased risk is primarily a result of cost-motivated design decisions on the part of the cloud providers, who have repeatedly opted to forgo strong security solutions already in widespread use by other Internet services.


26 May 2009

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