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From threat to risk : ghanging rationales and practices of secrecy

Heide, Marlen

In: Public integrity, 2021, p. 13

This article explores how risk rationales affect and alter national security secrecy. While the transformation of defense and security policy has been widely discussed by security theorists, transparency scholars have not yet considered the notion of risk in their conceptualizations of national security secrecy. This article draws on security studies literature to outline the divergences...

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The construction of norms : examinations of norms for visual data practices in mediated public discourses

Venema, Rebecca ; Lobinger, Katharina (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2021 ; 2021COM010.

Social norms as concepts of legitimate and appropriate action are basic elements of social coordination and essentially “communication phenomena” (Rimal & Lapinski, 2015, Lapinski & Rimal, 2005). They are negotiated, shaped, understood, learned, and maintained through communication, with mediated public discourses as central forums for the communication and negotiation of norms. Despite...

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Secrecy in the age of transparency : an investigation into legitimations, conceptions and practices of non-disclosure

Heide, Marlen ; Villeneuve, Jean-Patrick (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2019 ; 2019COM004.

The objective of this research is to illustrate the complexity and fluidity of the relationship between secrecy and transparency by considering the multiple rationales that serve to justify secrecy. The conceptual contribution of this thesis lies at two levels: (1) the reconceptualization of national security secrecy from realism to risk management and (2) the implications of such...

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A privacy-aware and secure system for human memory augmentation

Bexheti, Agon ; Langheinrich, Marc (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2019 ; 2019INFO011.

The ubiquity of digital sensors embedded in today's mobile and wearable devices (e.g., smartphones, wearable cameras, wristbands) has made technology more intertwined with our life. Among many other things, this allows us to seamlessly log our daily experiences in increasing numbers and quality, a process known as ``lifelogging''. This practice produces a great amount of pictures and videos...

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Malware detection at runtime for resource-constrained mobile devices : data-driven approach

Milošević, Jelena ; Malek, Miroslaw (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2017 ; 2017INFO012.

The number of smart and connected mobile devices is increasing, bringing enormous possibilities to users in various domains and transforming everything that we get in touch with into smart. Thus, we have smart watches, smart phones, smart homes, and finally even smart cities. Increased smartness of mobile devices means that they contain more valuable information about their users, more decision...

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A comprehensive approach to MPSoC security : achieving network-on-chip security : a hierarchical, multi-agent approach

Lukovic, Slobodan ; Sami, Mariagiovanna (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2012 ; 2012INFO005.

Multiprocessor Systems-on-Chip (MPSoCs) are pervading our lives, acquiring ever increasing relevance in a large number of applications, including even safety-critical ones. MPSoCs, are becoming increasingly complex and heterogeneous; the Networks on Chip (NoC paradigm has been introduced to support scalable on-chip communication, and (in some cases) even with reconfigurability support. The ...

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High-level services for networks-on-chip

Fiorin, Leandro ; Sami, Mariagiovanna (Dir.) ; Silvano, Cristina (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2012 ; 2012INFO010.

Future technology trends envision that next-generation Multiprocessors Systems-on- Chip (MPSoCs) will be composed of a combination of a large number of processing and storage elements interconnected by complex communication architectures. Communication and interconnection between these basic blocks play a role of crucial importance when the number of these elements increases. Enabling reliable...