May 30, 2024

Archives for October 2018

CITP to Launch Tech Policy Clinic; Hiring Clinic Lead

We’re excited to announce the CITP technology policy clinic, a first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary project to engage students and scholars directly in the policy process. The clinic will be supported by a generous alumni gift. The technology policy clinic will adapt the law school clinic model to involve scholars at all levels in real-world policy activities related […]

Design flaw in Dominion ImageCast Evolution voting machine

The Dominion ImageCast Evolution looks like a pretty good voting machine, but it has a serious design flaw: after you mark your ballot, after you review your ballot, the voting machine can print more votes on it!.  Fortunately, this design flaw has been patented by a rival company, ES&S, which sued to prevent Dominion from selling […]

Disaster Information Flows: A Privacy Disaster?

By Madelyn R. Sanfilippo and Yan Shvartzshnaider Last week, the test of the Presidential Alert system, which many objected to on partisan grounds, brought the Wireless Emergency Alert system (WEA) into renewed public scrutiny. WEA, which distributes mobile push notifications about various emergencies, crises, natural disasters, and amber alerts based on geographic relevance, became operational […]

Building Respectful Products using Crypto: Lea Kissner at CITP

How can we build respect into products and systems? What role does cryptography play in respectful design? Speaking today at CITP is Lea Kissner (@LeaKissner), global lead of Privacy Technology at Google. Lea has spent the last 11 years designing and building security and privacy for Google projects from the grittiest layers of infrastructure to […]