Researcher Gerald Friedland Comments on Internet Privacy on CBS5

November 21, 2012
In a recent news spot on CBS5 San Francisco, senior researcher Gerald Friedland warns that publicly available statistics from surveys, the census, and other sources may have unintended negative consequences. The news spot is about the Palo Alto Open Data Platform, a city program that allows users to access a wealth of information, from local demographics to street conditions. Friedland points out that this information could be used in ways that harm consumers. He works extensively on Internet privacy and has shown how easy it is to attack Internet users' privacy by aggregating information from different media and online accounts. Learn more about the GeoTube project. Watch the news spot below.