The Internet is Making Elections More Transparent 

With 64 countries and the European Union holding elections throughout 2024, the Internet will be a critical resource for many people around the world to access real-time poll updates in our own countries and those happening abroad.   Kenyans are among the millions of us who will be headed to the polls this year. Like many […]

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Montana’s TikTok Ban: Breaking the Internet and Undermining Online Privacy 

Asking TikTok, Google, and Apple to more intrusively track nearly every American with a cell phone, based on the possibility that a TikTok user might enter Montana, would be a significant invasion of privacy. And yet that is the likely outcome if Montana’s law SB 419 is allowed to take effect.  A law that claims […]

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NDSS Symposium Showcases the Importance of Securing Your Connected Life

It may be a cliché to say that the most interesting conversations you have at a conference are those between the sessions… but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s untrue. At NDSS Symposium 2024, I talked to one of the venue’s security guards, and the conversation definitely didn’t go where I expected. She mentioned she had […]

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The Internet and Climate Change

As we celebrate Earth Day 2024, the world seems to be on fire. Quite literally with some regions battling extreme wildfires, while other regions are drowning under massive flooding. Sea levels are rising, temperatures are climbing, and ice is melting. Amid all of this, it’s worth pausing and thinking about the Internet’s relationship with climate […]

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