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Big data, small footprint

How changing the rules of computing could lighten Big Data’s impact on the internet.|Medium Read
Alex Halderman

How Let’s Encrypt doubled the percentage of secure websites in four years

A Q&A with J. Alex Halderman, who co-founded the nonprofit organization.|Medium Read
Roya Ensafi, CSE Research Assistant Professor, uses her computing system, Censored Planet. Photo: Joseph Xu

How Russia’s online censorship could jeopardize internet freedom worldwide

The nation is using inexpensive commodity equipment to block 170K domains on more than 1K privately-owned ISPs.|Medium Read

Facebook Fellowship for research on web privacy, security, and censorship

McDonald works to develop better privacy and security tools for marginalized communities|Short Read
Roya Ensafi, CSE Research Assistant Professor, uses her computing system, Censored Planet. Photo: Joseph Xu

Online censorship detector aims to make the internet a freer place

Censored Planet could provide new insight into the flow of online information |Short Read
When a website blocks access, it sometimes delivers a notice saying so. Screenshot from airbnb.com, CC BY-ND

The web really isn’t worldwide – every country has different access

Users from certain countries can’t visit certain websites because a corporation halfway around the world has made a decision to deny them access.|Medium Read
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403 Forbidden – Study reveals new data on region-specific website blocking practices

A team of researchers unearthed new data on geographic denial of access to web content in a new paper.|Medium Read
Michael Cafarella

Cafarella Receives VLDB Test of Time Award for Structured Web Data Search

This award is given to the VLDB paper published ten years earlier that has had the most influence since its publication. |Short Read

FCC repeals net neutrality: Engineering experts offer comments

A long-standing tenet of the internet was overturned today.|Short Read

Net neutrality repeal: Michigan Engineers weigh in

On Dec. 14, the FCC will vote on the rules that today ensure internet service providers treat all web content equally.|Medium Read
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Professor to Congress: ‘Internet of Things security is woefully inadequate’

Michigan Engineering professor Kevin Fu spoke in front of congress on Nov. 16, 2016.|Medium Read
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Thorny technical questions remain for net neutrality

Not all online traffic is the same; should we treat it the same anyway?|Medium Read