February 1, 2023

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 […]

PrivaCI Challenge: Context Matters

by  Yan Shvartzshnaider and Marshini Chetty In this post, we describe the Privacy through Contextual Integrity (PrivaCI) challenge that took place as part of the symposium on applications of contextual integrity sponsored by Center for Information Technology Policy and Digital Life Initiative at Princeton University. We summarize the key takeaways from the unfolded discussion. We welcome […]

How can we scale private, smart contracts? Ed Felten on Arbitrum

Smart contracts are powerful virtual referees for holding money and carrying out agreed-on procedures in cases of disputes, but they can’t guarantee privacy and have strict scalability limitations. How can we improve on these constraints? Here at the Center for IT Policy, it’s the first event of our weekly Tuesday lunch series. Speaking today is […]

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence: Brad Smith at Princeton University

What will artificial intelligence mean for society, jobs, and the economy? Speaking today at Princeton University is Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft. I was in the audience and live-blogged Brad’s talk. CITP director Ed Felten introduces Brad’s lecture by saying that the tech industry is at a crossroads. With the rise […]

How Tech is Failing Victims of Intimate Partner Violence: Thomas Ristenpart at CITP

What technology risks are faced by people who experience intimate partner violence? How is the security community failing them, and what questions might we need to ask to make progress on social and technical interventions? Speaking Tuesday at CITP was Thomas Ristenpart (@TomRistenpart), an associate professor at Cornell Tech and a member of the Department […]