Category Archives: Privacy

Draft of Book Chapter: Ethics, Privacy and Trust in Serious Games

A draft of a chapter looking at Ethics, Privacy and Trust in Serious Games, gamified applications, pervasive and persuasive games. Written by myself and Lynne Baillie of Heriot Watt University. The chapter is scheduled to appear in 2017 in: Handbook of … Continue reading

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Talk @ UL: Deanonymisation of Clients in Bitcoin P2P Network

On Monday 27-October at 10:30 in E112 (campus Kirchberg) Ivan Pustogarov will give a talk on: Bitcoin is a digital currency which relies on a distributed set of miners to mint coins and on a peer-to-peer network to broadcast transactions. … Continue reading

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Diet Recorder App Now Available

Thanks to everyone who took part in our recent study of gamification and privacy using our Diet Recorder Application. The current study is now complete so you can stop using the app if you like!  

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Yet More Snooping In Britain

Two interesting bits of info this week in the UK, as if privacy actually mattered there. Firstly, spying bins which look for wifi signals from passing mobile phones and use them to target advertising and no doubt other data at … Continue reading

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The US is now the World’s STASI

The blanket spying (or wiretapping) on communications data in the USA predominantly  applies to non-US nationals according to the BBC (US security services seem to acknowledge this with some pride). As I reported in an earlier article on cloud computing the … Continue reading

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