Workshop on Free and Open Communications on the Internet (FOCI’12)

Following on from the fantastically interesting FOCI workshop last year, I am co-chairing this year’s FOCI workshop along with Roger Dingledine of the Tor Project. The workshop will again be co-located with USENIX Security, which is being held this year in Bellevue, Washington in August.

Although FOCI revolves around USENIX Security, and therefore by default falls on the more technical side of research, we are actively encouraging submissions from any field with something interesting to say on internet censorship. Social science, political science, law, economics, ethics, psychology — if you have something to say then send us your work!

The call for papers is here: https://www.usenix.org/conference/foci12

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Discussing Online Privacy in the Observer, with Tom Chatfield

I was recently approached by the Observer to take part in an email-based discussion with Tom Chatfield about online privacy and the direction that companies like Facebook and Google are taking us.

It was a lot of fun to write, over the course of a day, and there were some interesting points raised. 1000 words each isn’t enough to explore very much, but I found it surprisingly useful for clarifying my thoughts on the subject, and quite inspiring for some of the future work that is constantly buzzing around my head.

The original story on the Observer is here.… Read full post