Our previous post explained that the "nothing to hide, nothing to fear" argument is based on a narrow view of privacy that assumes it is primarily about concealing our wrongs.
"I've got nothing to hide so I've got nothing to fear from [insert surveillance program here]" is a commonly heard retort to concerns about our diminishing ability to keep our personal information private.
SHA-1 is a hash algorithm that has been widely used in cryptography.
Over the last week we've learnt that VW perpetrated a massive fraud on the US Environmental Protection Agency, and on other government agencies world-wide.
In their rush to Internet-enable their vehicles, some manufacturers appear to have neglected the security aspect of their systems.