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Facebook’s Former Chief Security Officer Weighs in On the Mueller Report

News / May 8, 2019

Former Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos is relieved that the Mueller Report has finally been released, he confessed to Michael McFaul, director of the Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI), on an episode of the World Class podcast.

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Michael McFaul Testifies Before House Intelligence Committee

News / March 28, 2019

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence held a public hearing on Thursday, March 28, 2019, as part of its investigation into Russian influence during and after the 2016 election campaign.

The hearing, "Putin’s Playbook: The Kremlin’s Use of Oligarchs, Money and Intelligence in 2016 and Beyond” included testimony by Michael McFaul, former U.S.

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Cyber Initiative grantees in the News, February 2019

News / March 6, 2019

Here is a selection of Cyber Initiative grantee and researcher publications and citations for February 2019:

1-30-2019:  Larry Diamond “Chinese Influence, American Interests” in The Diplomat. 

1-30-19:  Michelle Mello “Stanford’s Michelle Mello on Latest Measles Outbreak” in SLS Blogs.  

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Stanford Applied Cybersecurity Student Team Places First at CPTC Nationals

News / November 12, 2018
The Stanford student team, comprised of students in the Applied Cybersecurity student group and coached by Alex Keller of the School of Engineering, took 1st place again this year, successfully defending their National Championship title against stiff competition at the Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPT
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Midterm Election Hacking Concerns

News / November 5, 2018

Voter registration systems provide an additional target for hackers intending to disrupt the US midterm elections; if voting machines themselves are too disperse or too obvious a target, removing voters from the rolls could have a similar effect. in Esquire, Jack Holmes explains that election security experts consider this one of many nightmare scenarios facing the American voting public—and thus, American democracy itself—on the eve of the 2018 midterm elections. (Allison Berke, Executive Director of the Stanford Cyber Initiative, quoted.)

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Stanford scholars discuss the benefits and risks of using talking software to address mental health

News / July 10, 2018

Interacting with a machine may seem like a strange and impersonal way to seek mental health care, but advances in technology and artificial intelligence are making that type of engagement more and more a reality. Online sites such as 7 Cups of Tea and Crisis Text Line are providing counseling services via web and text, but this style of treatment has not been widely utilized by hospitals and mental health facilities.

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Cyber Initiative Fellow Jonathan Mayer on Government Hacking

News / February 2, 2018

The United States government hacks computer systems for law enforcement purposes. This Article provides the first comprehensive examination of how federal law regulates government malware, and argues that government hacking is inherently a Fourth Amendment search. Noted privacy scholar and Cyber Initiative fellow Jonathan Mayer explores the legal questions behind government use of hacking tools. 

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Stanford Applied Cybersecurity group wins national penetration testing competition

News / November 7, 2017

The nation’s brightest cybersecurity college students traveled to Rochester, N.Y., to test their hacking skills in the annual National Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition. The Nov.

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Can Bitcoin Thrive Without China?

Blog / October 26, 2017

Bitcoin started the month of September trading at an all-time high of $4,950. By implementing Segregated Witness, or SegWit, Bitcoin allowed more transactions to take place and signaled confidence that Bitcoin would scale.

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Stanford Team takes 1st place in CPTC Western Regionals

News / October 24, 2017

Demonstrating moxie and professionalism under fire, the team consisting of Paul Crews, Albert Liang, Kate Stowell, Travis Lanham, Wilson Nguyen, Colleen Dai, and coach Alex Keller have qualified for the CPTC Nationals

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