May 1, 2018 By Kurt Rohloff
Big Data and Privacy

As we discussed in an earlier blog post, large tech firms have made it their business to commercialize our personal data. This is neither surprising nor revelatory, as user data is the primary asset of these firms. That being said, the recent exposure of the Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook data has begun to have …

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March 30, 2018 By Kurt Rohloff
Facebook, Privacy and the Business of Data

Recent revelations from Facebook have highlights again how the business of data puts the privacy of wide populations at risk. Many of the largest and most successful companies, such as Facebook, Google, Amazon and more build highly profitable businesses by deriving insights from our personal information to better sell us products. More efficient sales and …

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January 8, 2018 By Kurt Rohloff
Meltdown, Spectre and Protection from Kernel Vulnerabilities

Whenever a running program needs to do anything useful – such as write to a file or open a network connection – it has to temporarily hand control of the processor to the kernel to carry out the job. This mode switching between programs and the kernel are potentially time consuming. In order to be …

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January 3, 2018 By Kurt Rohloff
December 27, 2017 By Kurt Rohloff

In the design of Duality SecurePlus™ Insights, we are often faced with a scenario where there are two entities, a model-owning organization that holds a machine learning model and a data owning organization  that holds data that it wants to be classified using the model (a very similar scenario arises in the Duality SecurePlus Collaboration Platform as …

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