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March 13th, 2014

NSA phone records yield private medical, financial and legal data

CISAC in the news

Two computer science graduate students, including CISAC cybersecurity fellow Jonathan Mayer, have found that the NSA's mass collection of phone records can yield much more information about people's private lives than the U.S. government claims. +VIDEO+
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February 20th, 2014

Cyber fellow Jonathan Mayer pieces together NSA reach

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

CISAC cybersecurity fellow Jonathan Mayer is featured in a Huffington Post story for his reverse-engineering of the NSA surveillance program. Mayer's research has shown that the agency's call-tracking program might be even bigger than previously thought. Read more »



January 7th, 2014

Scholars reveal depth of intelligence privacy, legal concerns

CISAC in the news

CISAC scholars are tackling the privacy and legal aspects of NSA surveillance. Jonathan Mayer's new research uncovers the depth of the the spy agency's telephone dragnet; Jennifer Granick and John Villasenor explain the legal issues surrounding domestic surveillance and what they mean for the Obama administration and Congress. Read more »



December 11th, 2013

CISAC cyber fellow Jonathan Mayer uncovers reach of NSA dragnet

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

CISAC cybersecurity fellow Jonathan Mayer's new research indicates the NSA's telephone dragnet is much bigger than than believed. Read more »



July 31st, 2013

Jonathan Mayer To 'Do Not Track' Working Group: I Quit

CISAC in the news

Cyber Fellow Jonathan Mayer, a Stanford graduate student and online privacy advocate, resigned from a working group tasked with developing a browser add-on known as "Do Not Track." The working group includes government officials, ad agencies, and privacy firms. Read more »




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