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A Laser Pointer Could Hack Your Voice-Controlled Virtual Assistant

In a collaborative study between the University of Michigan and the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo, researchers have learned that lasers can trick voice-command technologies from long distances, highlighting a potential issue in security. November 5, 2019. # #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #MichiganNews #Technology #Society #Privacy ​​​​​​​​


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Advertising in Apps: Decisions Behind Those Targeted, Sometimes Invasive Ads We See

School of Information researchers discover that app developers who rely on advertising networks for funding lack control over the ads shown on their apps, developing the need for alternate monetization methods for developers. August 13, 2019. #5-15mins #Information #web-article #SchoolofInformation #Technology #Business #Privacy #AbrahamMhaidli #FlorianSchaub #YixinZou #JessicaWebster ​​​​​​​​​​​


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Advancing Microelectronics and Systems for the Security of the Future

Electrical and Computer Engineering Distinguished Lecturer Jeremy Muldavin returns to U-M to discuss the future of cyber and social networks and its impact on safety and security, exploring ways to advance cyber-physical innovation and microelectronic challenges. June 4, 2019. #5-15mins #Engineering #webarticle #MichiganEngineerNewsCenter #Technology #Robotics #Security #Privacy #Innovation ​​


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‘Alexa, Delete What I Just Said’: U-M Researcher Discusses Smart Speaker Privacy Concerns

School of Information Assistant Professor Florian Schaub discusses the privacy concerns with smart devices such as Amazon's Alexa, finding the voice to be a better integrative privacy control to delete all voice commands that occur throughout the day. May 30, 2019. #5-15mins #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #MichiganNews #Technology #InformationScience #Privacy #Security #FlorianSchaub #LaurelThomas ​​​​​​​​​​


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Selling Access to Human Specimens: Survey Reveals Public Attitudes

U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation survey documenting public attitudes toward potential commercial use of DNA samples has found that patients should be notified of these potential uses. August 28, 2018. # #Medicine #web-article #InstituteforHealthcarePolicyandInnovation #Science #HealthandWellness #Genetics #biostatistics #Medicine #Privacy


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Fragmented US Privacy Rules Leave Large Data Loopholes for Facebook and Others

Florian Schaub, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, writes about how the lack of robust privacy rules in the US allows large technology companies to exploit data loopholes. April 13, 2018. # #Engineering #webarticle #MichiganEngineerNewsCenter #Technology #GovernmentandPolitics #Privacy #InformationScience #SocialMedia #Policy


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Privacy @ Michigan Symposium (Part 3 of 3)

Various U-M Experts contribute to a panel at the School of Information's symposium on online privacy. February 5, 2018. #60+mins #Information #video #SchoolofInformation #Society #Technology #Privacy #InformationScience


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Half of Older Adults Don't Use Their Health Provider's Secure Patient Communication Site Poll Finds

U-M's National Poll on Healthy Aging finds that despite the widespread availability of online communication systems, many older adults are not using them to communicate with the doctors and other health care providers they rely on. May 30, 2018. #5to15mins #Medicine #web-article #InstituteforHealthcarePolicyandInnovation #HealthandWellness #HealthBehaviorandHealthEducation #healthcare #Privacy #Communication