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Public Perceptions of Privacy

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Would you give somebody your bank PIN for a candy bar? Cryptanalyst Orr Dunkelman tells the cryptography panel about a surprising study that found that most people would. Why is that? Perhaps because this bit of information is just one part of a system that may also require their name, address, card number, and so on, they assume it is safe to share this one detail. But in today’s information-based world, where much of one’s personal information is available at the click of a mouse, is such an assumption so safe?
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Image courtesy of ultrahi; Recorded June 2011; Posted September 2011

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