Latest in Citigroup

Image credit:

MIT's got a way of using encrypted data without decrypting it, next stop, traveling without moving

75 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Excepting Jersey Shore participants, people generally value privacy and it's a bigger issue when so much data is stored online. Ethical data controllers will keep it encrypted, but much like leaving food in a fridge, you have to take it out if you wanna use it, which is when it's most at risk. A team from MIT, thinks it's found a solution: a database that allows you to ask it questions without taking it out of the fridge... wait, what? CryptDB works by turning data into "homomorphic" information: strings of numbers, which you can then calculate against one another to get the answers you require. The frankensoftware is comprised of other encryption services, layered like an onion -- but capable of switching between processes instantly. The project was funded by Google and Citigroup and has been so successful that DARPA might be rolling some tanks up Massachusetts Avenue to offer the team a $20 million bounty. Head on down to our source link to read the paper that's so complex it made our eyes go cross-eyed.



All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
75 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Test shows dark mode really can save battery life on OLED iPhones

Test shows dark mode really can save battery life on OLED iPhones

View
Sonar drone helps find a WWII Japanese aircraft carrier

Sonar drone helps find a WWII Japanese aircraft carrier

View
Next-gen hearing implants could overcome inner ear damage

Next-gen hearing implants could overcome inner ear damage

View
Amazon sellers are shipping long-expired food

Amazon sellers are shipping long-expired food

View
Bungie pulls popular gun from 'Destiny 2' after discovering exploit

Bungie pulls popular gun from 'Destiny 2' after discovering exploit

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr