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Tue, 08/09/2016

 

A team from MIT's Internet Policy Research Initiative has been awarded the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) 2016 Pioneer Award for their paper “...

Tue, 05/17/2016

Researchers at MIT and Oxford University have shown that the location stamps on just a handful of Twitter posts — as few as eight over the course of a single day — can be enough to disclose the addresses of the poster’s home and workplace to a relatively low-tech snooper.

Mon, 02/22/2016

"'You have a question of significant technology policy, privacy policy, international competitiveness, being decided by one court sitting in Southern California," said Weitzner. "I don’t think it’s really appropriate for courts to be making these kinds of policy decisions."

Tue, 11/24/2015

The real problem with law enforcement calls for mandated exceptional access is actually about policy and trust, not just a search for the right technology. It bears remembering how we got here to begin with.

Wed, 10/21/2015

Just two weeks after Europe’s highest court struck down the “safe-harbor” agreement that let companies move digital information between the EU and the US, a group of nineteen privacy law and technology experts from the European Union and the United States released ten practical proposals to...

Wed, 10/21/2015

"The 15 highly-respected computer scientists and security experts who came together to outline how law enforcement's proposed requirement for "backdoor" access to all encrypted files would actually make the Internet more vulnerable to crime and deception were recognized for their work today with...

Tue, 07/07/2015

"An elite group of security technologists has concluded that the American and British governments cannot demand special access to encrypted communications without putting the world’s most confidential data and critical infrastructure in danger."

Tue, 07/07/2015

'A group of top cybersecurity experts reported today that giving law enforcement special access to encrypted data for investigations would pose “major security risks.” The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab report included input from...

Fri, 03/13/2015

"To prepare for a future in which the watches on our wrists and the locks on our doors are all trading electronic information, MIT has launched a 200-person cybersecurity research initiative that will tackle tech security problems both big and small."

Tue, 11/18/2014

"MIT has received $15 million in funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to establish an initiative aimed at laying the foundations for a smart, sustainable cybersecurity policy to deal with the growing cyber threats faced by governments, businesses, and individuals."