February 5, 2023

The Unknown History of Digital Cash

How could we create “a digital equivalent to cash, something that could be created but not forged, exchanged but not copied, and which reveals nothing about its users”? Why would we need this digital currency? Dr. Finn Brunton, Associate Professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU, discussed his new book Digital Cash: […]

Disaster Information Flows: A Privacy Disaster?

By Madelyn R. Sanfilippo and Yan Shvartzshnaider Last week, the test of the Presidential Alert system, which many objected to on partisan grounds, brought the Wireless Emergency Alert system (WEA) into renewed public scrutiny. WEA, which distributes mobile push notifications about various emergencies, crises, natural disasters, and amber alerts based on geographic relevance, became operational […]