Lecture Explores Internet Censorship

Wikileaks Supporter Jacob Appelbaum Speaks on Nov. 17
November 16, 2011
Jacob Applebaum

Internet censorship and surveillance as it happens "in the wild around the world" is the topic of a talk by computer security expert Jacob Appelbaum at noon on Thursday, Nov. 17 in Salazar 2016 at the Sonoma State University Computer Science Colloquium.

His talk, entitled "Anonymity, Privacy, Security, Internet Surveillance, and Censorship," will include discussions of the recent Arab Spring uprisings and the NSA wiretapping of American citizens. He will also discuss practical techniques and technologies for circumvention of networked authoritarianism.

UPDATE: The lecture is now available online at (http://ssu.echo360.com/ess/echo/presentation/ce210adf-a6e4-474e-bd62-3bffd51c5bdc/media.m4v)

An independent computer security researcher and hacker, Appelbaum is currently employed by the University of Washington as a staff research scientist in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. 

His research focuses on computer security and privacy with a specific focus in anonymity, censorship resistance, and network filtering. 

His association with WikiLeaks allegedly put him under Department of Justice scrutiny. The story of secret court orders, possible interception of email messages, and other cloak and dagger events involving Appelbaum brought him to the attention of the press and public. 

The public is invited to attend.