Private browsing gets more private

New system patches security holes left open by web browsers’ private-browsing [caption id="attachment_14550" align="alignnone" width="636"] Generally, a browser won’t know where the data it downloaded has ended up. Even if it did, it wouldn’t necessarily…

Chat tool simplifies tricky online privacy policies

[caption id="attachment_14402" align="alignright" width="367"] Kassem Fawaz UW-MADISON[/caption] Register for an account on just about any website or download an app to your smartphone and you likely will encounter that pesky, “I certify that I’ve read…

Energy-efficient encryption for the internet of things

Special-purpose chip reduces power consumption of public-key encryption by 99.75 percent, increases speed 500-fold. [caption id="attachment_14399" align="alignnone" width="621"] MIT researchers have built a new chip, hardwired to perform public-key encryption, that consumes only 1/400 as…