Can Military Scientists Fix Your Online Privacy Problem?

On Wednesday, the military’s Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency, or DARPA, put out an agency announcement on a program that seeks to restore some semblance of privacy to the online world. The so-called Brandeis program, named after the late U.S. Supreme Court associate justice and privacy advocate Louis Brandeis, seeks to build “information systems that can ensure private data can only be used for its intended purpose and no other.

The big question is, “Can you trust still another branch of the U.S. government to secure your privacy while a different branch of the same government is simultaneously working to destroy your privacy?”

You can read more about DARPA’s efforts at http://goo.gl/iNW6qg.

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