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Mayank Varia and Riana Pfefferkorn on Apple's Decision to Scan for Child Exploitation Material

The Lawfare Podcast

Two of the biggest controversies in tech are how to stop the spread of child pornography and other exploitation material, and whether encryption prevents legitimate law enforcement investigations. In an announcement last week, Apple dropped a bomb into both of these debates.Apple announced that future versions of its iPhone operating system would scan photos its users post to the cloud and automatically detect if those photos contain child exploitation material. If so, Apple would notify the government. While many in law enforcement and in organizations devoted to child safety have hailed Apple's announcement, it has proven hugely controversial among many technologists, security researchers and digital civil society advocates. They worry that Apple’s system will harm privacy and civil rights, especially if governments demand that it be used to scan for content other than child exploitation. To help make sense of all of this, Alan Rozenshtein sat down with Mayank Varia, a cryptographer at Boston University, and Riana Pfefferkorn, a research scholar at the Stanford Internet Observatory. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lawfare. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 2mins

13 Aug 2021

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Is Encryption Safe from the Law? Riana Pfefferkorn, Research Scholar at the Stanford Internet Observatory - E34

The Encrypted Economy

This week on The Encrypted Economy, my guest is Riana Pfefferkorn, Research Scholar at Stanford’s Internet Observatory Lab. Stanford Internet Observatory is a cross-disciplinary program dedicated to studying the developments in information technologies and policy engagement, with focus on social media. If you are interested in the encryption debate overtaking the technology ecosystem, this episode is for you. Be sure to subscribe to The Encrypted Economy for more insight on encryption and other privacy-enhancing technologies.Topics Covered:·       Introduction·       Riana’s Background ·       Stanford Internet Observatory Mission·       The Van Buren v United States Decision ·       Pressing Policy Issues and the Crypto Wars ·       General Perspective on Privacy ·       Cellebrite and Signal Debacle ·       Developments in End-to-End Encryption·       Narrowing the Section 230 Immunity·       India Traceability Regulations Resource List:·       Riana Pfefferkorn’s LinkdeIn·       Riana Pfefferkorn’s Twitter·       Stanford Internet Observatory·       Internet Observatory Report·       Van Buren v United States·       CFAA·       Crypto Wars·       LAED Act·       Earn It Act·       GDPR·       Cellebrite ·       Signal's Response to Cellebrite·       Section 230·       Nigeria Twitter Ban·       India Traceability Regulations Follow The Encrypted Economy on your favorite platforms! Twitter LinkedInInstagram Facebook

57mins

21 Jun 2021

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Are Laws Keeping Pace With Cyber Reality? | The History And Impact Of The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) On Society | A Conversation With Riana Pfefferkorn And Leonard Bailey

ITSPmagazine

As with most laws, the first question that comes to mind when technology is involved is: are they keeping pace with it? However, there is a fundamental follow-up question: how are these laws interpreted in relation to how new technologies shape business and society?The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), enacted by the United States Congress in 1986, is one such law. A lot has changed since then:the technologies used in every aspect of our livesaccess to these same technologies used by criminals to commit cybercrimeuse of these technologies by ethical hackers to help organizations increase their cybersecurity posturethe boundaries of the act being tested by cybercriminals, hackers, and the lawyers handling their casesIn today's episode, we take a journey into the past, present, and future of the CFAA, discussing a current case — Van Buren v United States — as the backdrop for the scenarios we want to vet out. As we try to understand the impact the CFAA will have on security/safety in society.Are we enabling researchers (ethical hackers) to do what they do best... finding weaknesses in the ecosystem and supply chain? Or, does the act limits such activity from taking place legally — and, therefore, at all?In this podcast, we ask ourselves those fundamental questions that will shape the application of the CFAA and how it can keep adapting to the way society has always been adapted to technology-driven changes. Who and what are we protecting ourselves from?Have we put policies in place that mean well but could cause more harm than good?What do cases related to the CFAA mean for the global researchers and bug bounty communities?The points made by both of our guests will get you thinking about how well things will be protected in the future.We are thinking, we would love for you to join us in this regrettably understated activity.Put your cap on and hit play now. GuestsLeonard Bailey, Head of Cybersecurity Unit, U.S. Department of Justice, Computer Crime & Intellectual Property SectionRiana Pfefferkorn, Research Scholar, Stanford Internet Observatory at Stanford University (@Riana_Crypto on Twitter)This Episode’s Sponsors:BlackCloak: https://itspm.ag/itspbcwebRSA Security: https://itspm.ag/itsprsawebResourcesDOJ Prosecuting Computer Crime Manual: https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/criminal-ccips/legacy/2015/01/14/ccmanual.pdfVan Buren v United States Write-Up: https://www.eff.org/cases/van-buren-v-united-statesDisclose.io Voatz Response Letter: https://disclose.io/voatz-response-letter/To see and hear more The Cyber Society content on ITSPmagazine, visit:https://www.itspmagazine.com/the-cyber-societyAre you interested in sponsoring an ITSPmagazine Channel?https://www.itspmagazine.com/podcast-series-sponsorships

40mins

3 Feb 2021

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Riana Pfefferkorn

Decipher Security Podcast

Riana Pfefferkorn of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford University joins Dennis Fisher to discuss the EARN IT Act's potential effects on encryption and individual privacy and security.Read Riana's analysis of the bill here. 

25mins

11 Feb 2020

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E57 | Riana Pfefferkorn: How are the boundaries of digital privacy shifting?

Stanford Radio

The Future of Everything with Russ Altman:"Riana Pfefferkorn: How are the boundaries of digital privacy shifting?"The growing power and prevalence of smart devices are reshaping the definition of personal privacy in the digital age.Episode NotesRiana Pfefferkorn is a digital security expert and Cryptography Fellow at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society. She says that we are living in the “Golden Age of Surveillance,” in which the growing ubiquity of data-rich smart devices has produced a fundamental tension between the rights of users to protect their personal data and the needs of law enforcement to investigate or prevent serious crimes.She says draft legislation in Australia could have major privacy and security implications across the globe, including in the United States. If passed, the bill would require tech companies that do business in Australia to design their devices (such as smartphones) and communications services (such as encrypted messaging apps) to include digital backdoors allowing law enforcement to access data. The bill is raising concerns among privacy and computer security experts who argue that, in the wrong hands, such backdoors could lead to troubling breeches of personal privacy and data security.Join host Russ Altman and guest privacy expert Riana Pfefferkorn for a glimpse into the future of digital privacy.Originally aired on SiriusXM on September 22, 2018.Recorded at Stanford Video.

27mins

24 Sep 2018

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Riana Pfefferkorn: How are the boundaries of digital privacy shifting?

The Future of Everything presented by Stanford Engineering

Riana Pfefferkorn is a digital security expert and Cryptography Fellow at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society. She says that we are living in the “Golden Age of Surveillance,” in which the growing ubiquity of data-rich smart devices has produced a fundamental tension between the rights of users to protect their personal data and the needs of law enforcement to investigate or prevent serious crimes. She says draft legislation in Australia could have major privacy and security implications across the globe, including in the United States. If passed, the bill would require tech companies that do business in Australia to design their devices (such as smartphones) and communications services (such as encrypted messaging apps) to include digital backdoors allowing law enforcement to access data. The bill is raising concerns among privacy and computer security experts who argue that, in the wrong hands, such backdoors could lead to troubling breeches of personal privacy and data security. Join host Russ Altman and guest privacy expert Riana Pfefferkorn for a glimpse into the future of digital privacy. You can listen to the Future of Everything on Sirius XM Insight Channel 121, iTunes, SoundCloud and Stanford Engineering Magazine.

27mins

22 Sep 2018

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Riana Pfefferkorn: The Looming Battle in the Crypto Wars

Unprecedented

This week on Law.com’s Unprecedented podcast we talk with Riana Pfefferkorn, a fellow at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School focusing on cryptography.

31mins

14 Nov 2017