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  • Hyperloop Law: Autonomy, Infrastructure, and Transportation Startups

    In 2013, Elon Musk proposed an "open source transportation concept" of levitating vehicles zooming passengers through vacuum tubes at 760 miles an hour. It would be weatherproof, energy-efficient, relatively inexpensive, have autonomous controls. Its impact on urban and inter-city transport could reshape economies and families. 

  • How Many Times Has the Government Spied on You Today?

    The Snowden revelations, while dramatic, have done little to amp up public concern about personal surveillance.

    After all, thanks to technology, electronic spying is cheap —  so cheap the government can’t afford not to do it.

  • 'American Spies' author Jennifer Granick on privacy in the age of surveillance

    The internet makes access to information incredibly easy, and we normally see that as a good thing. But what if the information being accessed is details of our private lives? And what if the person accessing them is a government intelligence agency? This week we speak with Jennifer Granick, author of "American Spies" and director of civil liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, about the quest for privacy in the age of surveillance.

  • Celebrating Hackentine's Day

    The House recently passed legislation that would update the Stored Communications Act, a measure that dictates how law enforcement can gain access to electronic communications stored remotely. Northeastern professor Andrea Matwyshyn joins us to explain some of the problems with the law. Next, we'll look at the intersection of fashion and tech with a new customized dress from Google and H&M based on your personal data. And finally, we'll talk about one nonprofit's event to help women who want to learn more about coding: Hackentine's Day.

  • American Spies - Modern Surveillance, Why You Should Care, And What to Do About It

    US intelligence agencies - the eponymous American spies - are exceedingly aggressive, pushing and sometimes bursting through the technological, legal and political boundaries of lawful surveillance. Written for a general audience by a surveillance law expert, this book educates readers about how the reality of modern surveillance differs from popular understanding. Weaving the history of American surveillance - from J.

  • Illinois Issues: Hackers Expose Cybersecurity Holes In The State

    "That inability to address growing cyber risk is part of what makes state and local governments easy targets for hackers, says Brian Nussbaum, a professor focusing on cybersecurity at the State University of New York at Albany. At the federal level, defense and intelligence agencies have large security staffs with deep expertise that other federal agencies often rely on. “States really don’t have that deep well of technical assistance to draw upon,” says Nussbaum."

  • Living in a modern surveillance state

    Jennifer Granick, director of civil liberties at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society, talks to the FT's Hannah Kuchler about government surveillance in the US after the Snowden revelations, and how it could all change under a Trump administration.

  • Living in a modern surveillance state

    Jennifer Granick, director of civil liberties at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society, talks to the FT's Hannah Kuchler about government surveillance in the US after the Snowden revelations, and how it could all change under a Trump administration.

  • Living in a modern surveillance state

    Jennifer Granick, director of civil liberties at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society, talks to the FT's Hannah Kuchler about government surveillance in the US after the Snowden revelations, and how it could all change under a Trump administration.

  • Digital Impact; Policy and Practice for the Non-profit Sector in 2017

    In this digital day and age we’re grappling with questions like:

    • What are the key digital policy issues that matter to nonprofits in 2017?
    • What are the most pressing challenges to nonprofits and activists?
    • What should nonprofits, foundations and community activists know about? How can they get involved? And what should they be doing to keep themselves and their communities safe?

    This event will help inform and open a conversation on this topic with our audience of foundation and nonprofit leaders, students, philanthropists and more.

     

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