April 2018

Custodians of the Internet: Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions that Shape Social Media (Past Event)

April 12, 2018
Stanford Law School - Room 280B

Content moderation is such a complex and laborious undertaking that, all things considered, it's amazing that it works at all, and as well as it does. Moderation is resource intensive and relentless; it requires making difficult and often untenable distinctions; it is wholly unclear what the standards should be, especially on a global scale; and one failure can incur enough public outrage to overshadow a million quiet successes.

Side-Channel Cryptanalysis and the Fourth Amendment (Past Event)

April 13, 2018
Austin, TX

Cryptography Fellow Riana Pfefferkorn will be speaking at the 2018 InfoSec Southwest.

Encryption shields private information from malicious eavesdroppers. After years of slow adoption, encryption is finally becoming widespread in consumer-oriented electronic devices and communications services. Consumer-oriented encryption software is now more user-friendly, and much of it turns on encryption by default. These advances enhance privacy and security for millions of people.

Online Ads & The Challenges for Lawyers - Lunch Time Talk with Struan Robertson (Past Event)

April 17, 2018
Room 280A - Stanford Law School

Ads are the lifeblood of the web -- but the legal challenges have never been greater. On May 25, Europe's privacy regime is overhauled for the first time in 20 years, and publishers, advertisers and ad tech companies alike are confused about what it all means. Struan Robertson, a product counsel working in Google's ads business for the past seven years, gives his perspective on the legal challenges facing the industry.

Robot Sex: Connection, Privacy & Ethics in the 21st Century (Past Event)

April 25, 2018
Museum of Science

Part of the Cyber Insecurity series.

Probe the difficult questions that we will need to address as human-robot relationships evolve in the coming decades. Explore the nuances of our future and prepare for the complex problems that will rise as our lives become more A.I. dependent.

Adults 18+ Only.

This program is free thanks to the generosity of the Lowell Institute.

Cryptography & Ethics - 2018 Cybersecurity Law Symposium (Past Event)

April 27, 2018
Stanford Law Lounge

CIS Cryptography Fellow Riana Pfefferkorn will be speaking on a panel on "Cryptography and Ethics"at the 2018 Cybersecurity Law Symposium. Leading experts from academia and industry will discuss the legal and policy issues that arise from the latest developments in cybersecurity. This event is open to the public, but registration is required.