Category: Privacy

CipherTrace Says Homeland Security Work Gave Rise to Monero-Tracking Patent Filings

CipherTrace Says Homeland Security Work Gave Rise to Monero-Tracking Patent Filings

Nov 23, 2020 at 10:54 a.m. UTCUpdated Nov 23, 2020 at 2:31 p.m. UTC CipherTrace Says Homeland Security Work Gave Rise to Monero-Tracking Patent Filings Blockchain analytics firm CipherTrace has filed two patent applications for tech it claims will assist authorities in tracking transactions made with the monero (XMR) cryptocurrency. According to an announcement on […]

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Duality Technologies Launches Platform for Analyzing Big Data While Keeping It Private

Duality Technologies Launches Platform for Analyzing Big Data While Keeping It Private

Nov 18, 2020 at 11:11 p.m. UTCUpdated Nov 18, 2020 at 11:12 p.m. UTC Duality Technologies Launches Platform for Analyzing Big Data While Keeping It Private Encryption may not seem sexy, but it’s never been more important.  Duality Technologies, a  provider of privacy-enhancing tech, (PETs), is launching SecurePlus Statistics, a privacy-enhanced “statistical analysis solution” that […]

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‘Digital Mercenaries’: Why Blockchain Analytics Firms Have Privacy Advocates Worried

‘Digital Mercenaries’: Why Blockchain Analytics Firms Have Privacy Advocates Worried

The Takeaway: Privacy advocates argue blockchain analysis is essentially blockchain surveillance and, by contracting with governments, firms offering analytics are laying the groundwork for additional forms of mass surveillance. Western tech firms aided dictators during the “Arab Spring” demonstrations and helped shut down the internet during protests in Belarus, leading to concerns blockchain surveillance may […]

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