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CeBIT 2017: CISPA Exhibits 7 Selected Research Projects

April 5, 2017

CISPA presented a selection of their research projects at this year’s CeBIT. Due to the continuing growth of the Saarbruecken Center for IT-Security, the projects could be presented at their own stall. Privacy in Smart Homes Prof. Christoph Sorge and his team analyzed for example the information an adversary can

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Strong media reaction after spying doll “Cayla” has been forbidden due to privacy concerns raised by S. Hessel (CISPA)

March 1, 2017

Stefan Hessel, a student of CISPA researcher Prof. Sorge, has expressed legal concerns on the children’s doll “My friend Cayla” in his article (in German) claiming Cayla should be considered a “concealed transmitting device”, illegal according to the German law. He alerted the German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) issuing a

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CISPA’s Parliamentary Evening in Berlin

February 20, 2017

On February 13, 2017, CISPA organized a Parliamentary Evening on “Autonomous Systems” in Berlin. More than 150 people accepted CISPA’s invitation to “Landesvertretung des Saarlandes”. After a welcome speech by the Prime Minister of Saarland, Ms. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Prof. Michael Backes, director of CISPA, gave a speech on “Autonomous Systems

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Talk and Panel Discussion: Cyber Security and civil Liberties (Timothy H. Edgar)

February 15, 2017

10:30 – Cybersecurity and civil liberties – how the new U.S. government will approach cyber threats Timothy H. Edgar Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute of Brown University Timothy H. Edgar is the author of Beyond Snowden: Privacy, Mass Surveillance and the Struggle to Reform the NSA (forthcoming 2017). He served under

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CISPA Director Michael Backes receives “CNIL-Inria Award for Privacy Protection 2016”

January 25, 2017

Prof. Michael Backes and his co-authors were awarded the CNIL-Inria Award for Privacy Protection for his paper “ADSNARK: nearly practical and privacy-preserving proofs on authenticated data” (Co-authors: Manuel Barbosa, Dario Fiore, and Raphael M. Reischuk). The award ceremony took place in Brussels as part of the CPDP Conference on January

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