recent string of privacy vulnerabilities, it's certainly refreshing to report on creative efforts to keep your identity secure. Most recently, computer scientists at North Carolina State University announced a project called TISSA (Taming Information-Stealing Smartphone Applications), a privacy manager that controls access to your private data on a need-to-know basis. The idea proposed by NCSU researchers is to allow you to decide what information -- such as your location, phone identity, contacts, and call log -- you want to share. In addition, you can fine-tune how your data is reported, by providing apps unlimited (trusted), filtered (anonymized), false (bogus), or empty results. While this method can't control how your information is used once its leaves your phone, it aims to put you in charge of what you're sharing. Next up, the team will present their proposal on June 4th at the International Conference on Trust and Trustworthy Computing in Pittsburgh. Until then, they're wringing their hands over how to best distribute this jewel -- might we suggest the Android Market? Full PR after the break.