Anonymity and the Netflix Dataset
Submitted by Blake on December 23, 2007 - 12:59am
Very intersting post by Bruce Schneier on anonymous data.
Like everything else in security, anonymity systems shouldn't be fielded before being subjected to adversarial attacks. We all know that it's folly to implement a cryptographic system before it's rigorously attacked; why should we expect anonymity systems to be any different? And, like everything else in security, anonymity is a trade-off. There are benefits, and there are corresponding risks.