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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 »



July 30th, 2013

Hecker: India's first-class nuclear program can still learn from Fukushima

CISAC News

CISAC's Sig Hecker talks to one of India's top newspapers about why he admires that country's nuclear energy program. India's world-class nuclear researchers can still learn many lessons from the Fukushima nuclear crisis. Read more »



July 19th, 2013

Robert Hamerton-Kelly, former dean of the chapel and CISAC scholar, dies

CISAC in the news: Stanford Report on July 18, 2013

Robert Hamerton-Kelly spent more than two decades working at Stanford, including 13 years as dean of Stanford Memorial Church and 10 years as a senior research scholar in ethics at CISAC.




July 18th, 2013

Hecker: North Korea ready for fourth nuclear test

CISAC in the news: Reuters on July 17, 2013

According to CISAC’s Sig Hecker, North Korea is prepared for a fourth nuclear test. The country is weighing the benefits of further testing; increased pressure and disapproval from China could stay Pyongyang’s trigger finger. Read more »



July 12th, 2013

More details emerge about PRISM, online surveillance and privacy

CISAC in the news

CISAC cyber experts weigh in on the debate over domestic surveillance, information security and online privacy.




July 10th, 2013

Reports indicate North Korea behind cyber attacks on South Korea, U.S. military

CISAC in the news: The New York Times on July 8, 2013

A new report by McAfee Labs has traced cyberattacks on South Korean and U.S. military systems to as early as 2009. CISAC cyber fellow Tim Junio tells The New York Times that the report provides "compelling evidence" that North Korea is involved, and that the attacks came from a single source which targeted a military social media site. Read more »



July 2nd, 2013

Students join Perry to raise awareness about nuclear weapons

CISAC in the news: Stanford Daily on July 2, 2013

The William J. Perry Project convened a group of students from George Washington University, Stanford and UCLA to brainstorm new ideas for raising awareness about the dangers of nuclear weapons. Stanford's Perry talks more about the project in an op-ed. Read more »




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