Lecture

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.

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Nate Cardozo, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Encryption is legal in the Five Eyes countries, thanks to our victory in what’s come to be known as the Crypto Wars of the 1990s. Computer security research is increasingly viewed as a boon rather than a scourge. But time is a circle and once again, law enforcement and policy makers around the world are calling for all that to change. In this presentation, I will discuss in brief the history of the first Crypto Wars, and the state of the law in 2018.

Text Anonymization with Differential Privacy

Ben Weggenmann, SAP Security Research 

Huge amounts of textual data are processed every day using text mining and information retrieval techniques to assist us with analyzing, organizing and retrieving text documents. In many cases, it is desirable that the authors of such documents remain anonymous: They can reveal sensitive information about its authors, and critical news articles or customer feedback could cause retaliation or worsening business relations.

Adam Molnar, Deakin University

Abstract

The Australian Government released a proposed draft of legislation that would expand national security and law enforcement agencies’ access to encrypted communications on August 15, 2018. The draft, entitled the ‘Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018’ follows after several months of consultations.