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Luiz Fernando Moncau Joins Stanford Center for Internet and Society as Intermediary Liability Fellow

The Center for Internet and Society (CIS) at Stanford Law School has appointed Luiz Fernando Marrey Moncau as Intermediary Liability Fellow. In this role at CIS, Moncau will continue his longstanding work promoting strong and well-crafted intermediary liability laws that advance the rights and freedoms of Internet users. He will start in July 2016, working with Intermediary Liability Director Daphne Keller

Daphne Keller to Direct Intermediary Liability Project at Stanford Center for Internet and Society

Stanford Law School today announced the appointment of Daphne Keller as Director of Intermediary Liability at The Center for Internet and Society (CIS). Starting in September 2015, Keller will lead the Center’s work at the intersection of online technologies, liability and corporate responsibility, and civil liberties, with a particular focus on global liability regimes that impact free expression and innovation. 
 

Changes to Export Control Arrangement Apply to Computer Exploits and More

Last month, changes to the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies (“Wassenaar Arrangement”) placed “zero-days”, other computer exploits, and potentially more categories of software under this multilateral export control regime. These changes take place following reports that the U.S. government purchases “zero day” computer security vulnerabilities—previously unknown exploits—for use by the NSA’s targeted hacking team.

Big Data and Privacy: Thank You

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in the Big Data and Privacy we co-hosted last week. A collection of proceedings form the conference will be published in the near future. Papers that were submitted in advance of the event are now available here.

Jennifer Granick to Direct New Civil Liberties Initiative at Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society

Stanford Law School today announced the appointment of Jennifer Stisa Granick as Director of Civil Liberties at the Center for Internet and Society (CIS). Granick will lead the Center’s work at the intersection of online technologies and civil liberties, with a particular focus on cybersecurity, national security, government surveillance and free speech.

Robot Block Party 2012

The Center for Internet and Society once again participated in National Robotics Week, organized by the Robotics Caucus of the U.S. Congress and leading robotics companies, schools, and organizations. We hosted a Robot Block Party & Job Fair today at VAIL. This event showcased cutting edge robotics technology from throughout the Bay Area.

Watch video and view pictures from today's awesome robot block party. 

Robots on the Rise

Consumer robotics and Ryan Calo, director of Robotics at CIS, profiled in this SF gate article.

 


Technical manuals and popular fiction helped thrust robots into the popular imagination in the late 1970s, cast in the twin archetypes of mechanical monsters or tin sidekicks.

But for technical, financial and other reasons, the grand promise - or grave threat - of the rise of robots never came to pass. (We're still waiting on our jetpacks, too.)

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