Monday, September 21, 2009

Why Privacy Is Hard to Do Right

A security and privacy expert explains how "anonymized" data can still be used to discover the original source and how Netflix messed up once by accident but is about to mess up a second time with full knowledge.

Dear Netflix executives: Don't do this to your customers, and don't do this to your shareholders. Cancel the Netflix Prize 2, while you still have the chance.
Netflix's Impending (But Still Avoidable) Multi-Million Dollar Privacy Blunder

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