February 1, 2023

Routing Attacks on Internet Services

by Yixin Sun, Annie Edmundson, Henry Birge-Lee, Jennifer Rexford, and Prateek Mittal [In this post, we discuss a recent thread of research that highlights the insecurity of Internet services due to the underlying insecurity of Internet routing. We hope that this thread facilitates important dialog in the networking, security, and Internet policy communities to drive […]

Is It Time for an Data Sharing Clearinghouse for Internet Researchers?

Today’s Senate hearing with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg will start a long discussion on data collection and privacy from Internet companies. Although the spotlight is currently on Facebook, we shouldn’t forget that the picture is  broader: companies from device manufacturers to ISPs collect network traffic and use it for a variety of purposes. The uses that […]

Oblivious DNS: Plugging the Internet’s Biggest Privacy Hole

by Annie Edmundson, Paul Schmitt, Nick Feamster The recent news that Cloudflare is deploying their own DNS recursive resolver has once again raised hopes that users will enjoy improved privacy, since they can send DNS traffic encrypted to Cloudflare, rather than to their ISP. In this post, we explain why this approach only moves your private […]

When The Choice Is To Delete Facebook Or Buy A Loaf Of Bread

By Julieanne Romanosky and Marshini Chetty In the last week, there has been a growing debate around Facebook and privacy. On Twitter, the newly formed #deletefacebook movement calls for users who are upset over the data breach of over 50 million Facebook accounts by Cambridge Analytica to rid themselves of the platform altogether. But like […]

New Jersey Takes Up Net Neutrality: A Summary, and My Experiences as a Witness

On Monday afternoon, I testified before the New Jersey State Assembly Committee on Science, Technology, and Innovation, which is chaired by Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, who also happens to represent Princeton’s district. On the committee agenda were three bills related to net neutrality. Let’s quickly review the recent events. In December 2017, the Federal Communications Commission […]