As a thought leader in the areas of cryptography, privacy, and accountability, Professor Anna Lysyanskaya of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) is often asked to comment on areas ranging from data privacy to White House security policy to the FBI's case against Apple. Frankly skeptical at recent efforts by Apple to secure the iPhone while allowing themselves to bypass passcodes, she's recently praised an announcement by Apple CEO Tim Cook that the company will adopt a "differential privacy" approach in which any individual's data makes only a trivial difference to an algorithm's results.
"This is great news for consumer privacy," she says in a recent interview by the Christian Science Monitor's Passcode. "Apple is an industry leader, and if Apple is doing this, hopefully other companies will follow."
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