Media

In our next CPI Talk, our hosts Bessma Momani and Shelly Ghai Bajaj discuss how disinformation flows and spreads on direct messaging and private chat applications, why they are important digital spaces to study, and the broader political and social implications of disinformation.

Are you interested in how quantum computing is shaping all faces of the internet from global financial systems to social media? Or how it may effect cryptographic trust systems and communications? Then, come join the CQN Societal Impacts Winter Lecture: Quantum Internet Protocols event.

Click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The UXperience | Think Privacy Design Jam will bring together Jammers to create a Privacy-Conscious Design Solution that brings people together. Think Privacy will deliver five days of pre-recorded and live content with four days of team action. Think Privacy will harness the power of experts to guide Jammers in developing a privacy-conscious design toolset. Participants can register as Jammers in teams of five to participate in the design challenge or join individually as Guests to partake in the talks and speakers’ Q & A sessions.

Managing the pandemic through contact tracing apps

Technological innovation or a challenge to privacy and civil liberties

By Angelica Sanchez

University Relations

   

In an effort to track the spread of COVID-19, more and more contact tracing apps will continue to emerge. However, there are major concerns surrounding privacy issues when it comes to technology such as these apps collecting personal data.

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have integrated the use of blockchain into energy systems, a development that could result in expanded charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.

In a study that outlines the new blockchain-oriented charging system, the researchers found that there is a lack of trust among charging service providers, property owners and owners of electric vehicles (EVs).