June 14, 2022

Event Recap: Privacy and Data Scraping, Perspectives from Latin America

The rapid evolution of data scraping technologies — the automated retrieval of data from websites using software or technical tools — are forcing us to reconsider some evergreen questions: What content is public? What is private? How do we decide? On June 3, 2022, CLTC brought together a pair of…

April 6, 2022

Data Scraping for Research Purposes

On March 31, 2022, CLTC convened a panel discussion focused on the use of data scraping for research purposes. Among the questions considered: to what extent should researchers be allowed to “scrape” (i.e., export) data from platforms on which users post data that is left open to the public? What governance mechanisms could protect researchers and privacy? How might data scraping be handled differently in different contexts?

November 16, 2021

Future-Proofing for a Changing Privacy and Security Landscape

Recorded on November 10, 2021, this video features a conversation between Steven Weber, Faculty Director of the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, and Kate Charlet, Director for Data Governance at Google, addressing a wide range of questions related to how organizations can “future-proof” themselves in a dynamic security and privacy landscape.

November 8, 2021

Event Recap: “Tokenized Governance: Blockchain and Collective Ownership”

In a fireside chat, recorded on October 27, 2021, Daylight Lab director Nick Merrill was joined by Jake Hartnell, co-founder of Public Awesome and its project, Stargaze, a decentralized, self-governed social protocol that integrates NFTs, social tokens, and decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs). Merrill and Hartnell discussed how different organizations could use DAOs, and how the early development of this new governance model could have long-term ramifications.

October 19, 2021

Fostering Foresight: 2021 CLTC Research Exchange

On October 7, 2021, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) hosted our fifth-annual CLTC Research Exchange, a showcase of recent work from our community of affiliated researchers. The theme of this year’s event, “Fostering Foresight,” reinforced how CLTC’s mission focuses on helping individuals, organizations, and governments act on foresight, and…

June 3, 2021

The New Horizon for Data Rights: New Perspectives on Privacy, Security, and the Public Good

A CLTC panel focused on shifting the paradigm around data and privacy. Emerging technologies call for new policies and business models that increase the value of the data they generate while also preserving privacy and security. Internet of things (IoT) devices, digital assistants, ubiquitous sensors, and augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) environments…

January 14, 2021

CLTC Research Exchange, Day 3: Long-Term Security Implications of AI/ML Systems

  On December 10, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity hosted the third event in our 2020 Research Exchange, a series of three virtual conferences that showcased CLTC-funded researchers working across a wide spectrum of cybersecurity-related topics. The December event, themed “Long-Term Security Implications of AI/ML Systems.” featured talks from a…

November 3, 2020

AI Race(s) to the Bottom? A Panel Discussion

Countries and corporations around the world are vying for leadership in AI development and use, prompting widespread discussions of an “AI arms race” or “race to the bottom” in AI safety. But the competitive development of AI will take place across multiple industries and among very different sets of actors,…

November 2, 2020

What’s at Stake in Digital Fragmentation? Q&A with Zoom’s Josh Kallmer

  As Head of Global Public Policy at Zoom, Josh Kallmer — an expert in international trade with broad experience inside and outside of government — serves as the architect of Zoom’s global public policy and government relations strategy and the company’s chief representative before governments around the world. In…

September 30, 2020

VIDEO: Citizen Clinic Panel on “Surviving Election Season”

On September 22nd, a virtual panel discussion presented by Citizen Clinic, part of UC Berkeley’s Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC), tackled the question of how civil society organizations can build the capacity to remain secure online. Moderated by Steve Trush, a research fellow at CLTC and Interim Director of Citizen Clinic, the panel featured Sarah Aoun, a human rights technologist, and Chris Garaffa, Technology Director for Trans Lifeline, in a conversation focused on the importance of cybersecurity for civil society organizations, even those not involved in political campaigns.

November 21, 2019

CLTC Co-Hosts Book Talk on “Human Compatible: AI and the Problem of Control”

On November 13, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity’s AI Security Initiative teamed up with the Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence (CHAI) to present a book talk featuring Stuart Russell, author of the new book Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control. A long-time member of the UC Berkeley…

October 15, 2019

CLTC Hosts Third-Annual Research Exchange

How can we quantify the risks cyberattacks on the Internet of Things? How do apps circumvent Android’s permission system? What are the security implications of 5G technologies? How can deep learning be used for enhanced security? These were among the diverse questions explored at the third annual CLTC Research Exchange,…

September 8, 2019

2019 CLTC Research Exchange

Please join us on Thursday, October 3 from 9:30am – 4:30pm, as members of the CLTC research community will deliver presentations about their research at the 3rd Annual CLTC Research Exchange. This event will be hosted at the David Brower Center in Downtown Berkeley (2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704).

November 27, 2018

CLTC Welcomes Kristen Eichensehr for Seminar on “Digital Switzerlands”

In recent years, tech giants like Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft have gained power on par with that of many governments. Should global tech companies be allegiant to the interests of the nations where they operate, or should they remain neutral? If there is value in the companies acting as…

October 2, 2018

CLTC Hosts 2nd Annual Research Exchange

What are the latest advances in encryption? How should cybersecurity be built into urban infrastructure? What measures can be taken to secure the internet of things for senior users? How might custom-fit, brainwave-detecting earbuds be used for authentication? These were just a few of the topics discussed at the 2nd…