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Reactions to New Proposals on End-to-End Encryption
SEPTEMBER 14th RECORDING | Reactions to New Proposals on End-to-End Encryption
On September 14th, SIO hosted a panel of speakers presenting views on new products and services intended to protect children in encrypted spaces. As part of an ongoing workshop series "Balancing Trust and Safety in End-to-end Encrypted Platforms," they facilitate open and productive dialogue on this divisive and controversial topic to find common ground and areas of compromise.
The webinar included remarks from representatives from academia (UC Berkeley, Stanford), Industry (Apple), civil liberties organizations (ACLU, CDT) and child safety organizations (NCMEC, Thorn). It was moderated by Alex Stamos.
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Should We Be Worried About Election Interference in 2020? Probably, says Facebook’s Former Chief Security Officer
Alex Stamos is “extremely worried” that the upcoming U.S. presidential election will see some kind of interference from foreign adversaries.
“It’s too late for legislation — we start voting in the primaries in February,” Stamos told Michael McFaul, director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, on the World Class podcast. “And it’s really unfortunate that we as a society watched the ball fly over the plate on this one.”
This is the first of a series of pieces we intend to publish on societies and elections at risk from online disinformation. Our goal is to draw the attention of the media, tech platforms and other academics to these risks and to provide a basic background that could be useful to those who wish to study the information environment in these areas.
Is the 2020 presidential election vulnerable to the same kind of foreign interference that took place in 2016? For a group of scholars at the new Stanford Cyber Policy Center at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), the answer is undoubtedly “yes.”
The Kofi Annan Foundation has tapped four Stanford scholars at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) to help advance one of its top priorities: to shed light on the rapidly-changing role of technology in elections around the world and to recommend ways of ensuring that digital tools strengthen—not undercut—democracy.
Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Hoover Institution announced today the appointment of Alex Stamos as a William J. Perry Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Cyber Initiative fellow, and Hoover visiting scholar.