Topic: Privacy

Computer Science Breakthrough Could Improve Cybersecurity

May 16, 2016

A new method for producing truly random numbers could be used to encrypt data, make electronic voting more secure and more accurately simulate complex systems such as Earth's climate.

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PrivacyCheck Offers Free Tool to Analyze Privacy Policies

May 5, 2015
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The Center for Identity, a research organization at UT Austin, has released PrivacyCheck, a free browser extension that scans privacy policies online and shows the risk of sharing personal data with any given company. Currently available for Chrome users, PrivacyCheck gives users a simple, fast way to make informed decisions about privacy. 

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What You Should Know About Those Apps Your Kids Want to Download

Oct. 9, 2014
What You Should Know About Those Apps Your Kids Want to Download

Gaming apps. Educational apps. Book apps. Parents have lots of categories to choose from when picking apps for kids these days, but none of these categories focuses on what parents should pay attention to most when letting their kids play and learn online: privacy.

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Amazon's Online Workforce Not So Anonymous After All

March 27, 2013

Most people assume that's massive online workforce is anonymous, but a study by researchers from UT Austin and five other universities has uncovered a security vulnerability.

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Papers of Lawyer and Civil Liberties Advocate Morris L. Ernst Now Cataloged

April 12, 2012

The papers of lawyer Morris Leopold Ernst (18881976) are now cataloged and open for research at the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities supported a two-year, $392,213 project to arrange, describe and preserve the collection, and an online inventory is now available.

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