Yearly Archives: 2014

Big Data and the Perceptual Divide

Author: Brian Pascal, Research Fellow, Privacy and Technology Project There's an old joke that goes like this: “There are only 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who don't.” Like most old jokes, it's built around a kernel of truth. If you cram enough training in mathematics and science…
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Riley, Aereo, and the “Arthur C. Clark Rule”

Author: Brian Pascal, Research Fellow, Privacy and Technology Project It turns out that searching through the digital contents of a person’s mobile phone is more intrusive than rifling through an address book, wallet, or purse. Correspondingly, police may no longer perform such a search without a warrant. Privacy advocates are hailing the Supreme Court’s decision…
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TechLunch Series: Intro to the Tech Community

In Fall of 2012, the Privacy and Technology Project launched the TechLunch series. The purpose of the series was to bring thought leaders in the privacy space to the Hastings community, faculty, staff and students. The Privacy Project brought in speakers on topics about legal informatics, the Wall Street Journal, and civil liberties. In the…
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