Category Archives: opinion

Who controls your personal data online? – Think Kent video: Eerke Boiten

As part of the University of Kent Think Kent series – a collection of YouTube videos celebrating research with international impact at the University – Eerke Boiten explores who owns and controls your online information, especially on social media. One view of privacy … Continue reading

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Dr Anna Jordanous on Sky Arts documentary

Dr Anna Jordanous has been invited to give her expert opinion on the computational creativity involved in a new musical conceived and generated by computer. Sky Arts documentary ‘Computer Says Show‘ follows the ground-breaking process  of scientists training their computers to … Continue reading

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Selfies could replace security passwords – but only with an upgrade

Professor Ian McLoughlin, Head of School (Medway), on the changing ways in which we can use technology to identify ourselves. This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. The next time you do some online shopping or … Continue reading

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Can voice recognition technology identify a masked jihadi?

The latest video of a masked Islamic State jihadist apparently speaking with a British accent led to him being tentatively identified as Muslim convert Siddhartha Dhar from East London. Voice recognition experts were reportedly working with UK intelligence services using voice analysis. … Continue reading

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UK ‘spying law’ removes right to privacy says Kent expert

Dr Eerke Boiten warns Investigatory Powers bill will remove Internet Service Providers’ right to protect your privacy. Eerke Boiten, School of Computing and Director of the Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research, writes in The Conversation : ‘We should seriously debate the role … Continue reading

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Dear Google: open letter on transparency in ‘right to be forgotten’

Eighty top academics including Eerke Boiten from the School of Computing and Alan Mckenna from Kent Law School have signed an open letter to Google, arguing for more public scrutiny over its handling of ‘right to be forgotten’ requests. The letter was featured … Continue reading

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There’s no deceiving University of Kent technology

Final year Undergraduate student Oliver Florence explores deception detection and a new technology being developed at The University of Kent’s School of Computing. Although the idea of being strapped into a polygraph machine might well make you uncomfortable, it seems … Continue reading

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Survey reveals sorry state of European cybersecurity

Cybersecurity experts Julio Hernandez-Castro and Eerke Boiten respond to the European survey on cybersecurity. The European Commission’s annual Eurobarometer Cyber Security Survey, the third edition of which was recently released, is a substantial survey of more than 27,000 respondents from 28 … Continue reading

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Expert response to banks using fingerprint technology

An article published on the BBC news website reports that two banks are allowing their customers to access accounts on their smartphones using fingerprint recognition technology. The School of Computing’s Eerke Boiten responds to the use of this technology: ‘If users “must … Continue reading

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