Usable Privacy

Lorrie Cranor‘s keynote on usable privacy and security: Her emphasis is not on the technology, but its use/adoption. To be safe, “experts” suggest

Personal Technology

Coming to your local grocery store …

And you thought your biggest worry was online spyware. Researchers at IBM have created a “smart” shopping cart which contains an interactive screen and scanner. If a shopper is part of a store’s loyalty system, the cart can provide a shopping list based upon her prior purchase. It can recommend items that are on sale. […]

Legal Personal Technology

Monitoring minors with mobile phones

Finland has proposed a law that would let parents track the movements of their young children via mobile phone, even without their consent. An official says similiar legisation is slated for introduction in the EU. Finland is the home to cell phone manufacturer Nokia.