Ms. Smith

Ms. Smith (not her real name) is a freelance writer and programmer with a special and somewhat personal interest in IT privacy and security issues. She focuses on the unique challenges of maintaining privacy and security, both for individuals and enterprises. She has worked as a journalist and has also penned many technical papers and guides covering various technologies. Smith is herself a self-described privacy and security freak.

Facebook security chief Alex Stamos reportedly planning to leave

Great privacy essay: Fourth Amendment Doctrine in the Era of Total Surveillance

Great privacy essay: Fourth Amendment Doctrine in the Era of Total Surveillance

'Failing Expectations: Fourth Amendment Doctrine in the Era of Total Surveillance' is a thought-provoking essay written by a Fordham University law professor about how the reasonable expectation test for privacy is failing to protect...

9 of 10 online accounts intercepted by NSA are not intended surveillance target

New Snowden leak shows how Americans' electronic communications are gobbled up by the NSA.

Liquid surveillance privacy bashfest: Brave Citizens vs Scorched Earth?

Two pro-privacy authors, David Brin and Peter Watts have vastly different ideas about privacy, civil liberties and surveillance.

Microsoft introduces Interflow: Sharing cybersecurity threats in near real-time

Although it's currently available only in "private preview" for Microsoft Active Protections Program members, security threat information will be shared faster, creating a "collectively stronger cybersecurity ecosystem." In the long...

Microsoft kills off plan to pay people to write good things about Internet Explorer

Microsoft PR is in damage control after a "social strategist" was caught trying to pay people to write good things about IE.

Microsoft suspends plan to pay people to write good things about Internet Explorer

Microsoft PR is in damage control after a "social strategist" was caught trying to pay people to write good things about IE

Microsoft Kills Off Plan to Pay People to Write Good Things About Internet Explorer

Microsoft PR is in damage control after a 'social strategist' was caught trying to pay people to write good things about IE.

IRS computer crash eats email evidence: Conspiracy or 'worst IT department ever'?

After the IRS claimed a computer crash ate email evidence, most techies seem to believe that no IT department could be that incompetent.

IRS Computer Crash Eats Email Evidence: Conspiracy or 'Worst IT Department Ever'?

After the IRS claimed a computer crash ate email evidence, most techies seem to believe that no IT department could be that incompetent.

12 creepy new robots that could take over the world

12 creepy new robots that could take over the world

A roundup of robots and drones that could take over the world.

12 creepy new robots that could take over the world

12 creepy new robots that could take over the world

There’s nowhere to hide from these 12 new robots IREX, the largest robotic exhibition in the world, and IROS, the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, both recently showcased the cutting edge of technology...

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