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The Center for Information Technology Policy is an interdisciplinary center at Princeton University. CITP is a nexus of expertise in technology, engineering, public policy, and the social sciences. In keeping with the strong University tradition of service, the Center's research, teaching, and events address digital technologies as they interact with society.

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CITP associated faculty Prateek Mittal won a Google Research Award 2016 for his project that investigates computational techniques that enable data-analytics, while protecting the privacy of sensitive information. This is the second year in a row that Prateek won this award in the privacy category. For more information, please see the Google Research Blog announcing…
Matthew Salganik and Christopher Bail are creating the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, which will be funded by the Russell Sage Foundation. The purpose of the Summer Institute is to introduce graduate students and beginning faculty in the social and data sciences (broadly conceived) to computational social science. This year the Summer Institute will…
CITP is happy to announce that Ed Felten is back at CITP after serving at the White House as the Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer from June 2015 to January 2017. Mark your calendars! Ed is going to give a talk on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. to discuss his experience working in…
Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP), in collaboration with the Center for Digital Humanities is hosting a workshop that explores the security and privacy concerns that arise from Internet-connected devices in smart homes and cities. The workshop will be held at Princeton University on April 5-7, 2017. We solicit teams of computer scientists,…
CITP’s Arvind Narayanan, along with Stanford researchers, show in a new paper how your supposedly anonymous web browsing history can be linked to your social media accounts. The paper is entitled “De-anonymizing Web Browsing Data with Social Networks,” and will be presented in April at the World Wide Web Conference in Perth, Australia. The story…
Congratulations to Nick Feamster, CITP’s acting director and professor of computer science, who was named a 2016 ACM Fellow for his work on data-driven studies of Internet security and Internet censorship. The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is the world’s leading computing society and this year only 53 of its nearly 100,000 global members were…
Featured on the Princeton University homepage: “Coalition seeks to protect internet from weaknesses of many ‘connected’ devices” (http://bit.ly/2giMR2F). The story features Nick Feamster as one of the lead editors in a report issued today by the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group on the Internet of Things (IoT) Security and Privacy Recommendations. The report “provides guidance…
We’re excited to announce the re-launch of RECAP Archive, a search tool for PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) documents. PACER is the U.S. government’s system for public access to federal court records and documents. Although these documents are public, PACER charges $0.10 per page for search results and requested reports and documents. RECAP…
Congratuations to Joshua A. Kroll, CloudFlare; Joanna Huey, Princeton University; Solon Barocas, Princeton University; Edward W. Felten, Princeton University; Joel R. Reidenberg, Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Chair in Law, Fordham University School of Law; David G. Robinson, Upturn; and Harlan Yu, Upturn for being one of five papers selected this year by the Future…
The Center for Information Technology Policy is an interdisciplinary research center at Princeton that sits at the crossroads of engineering, the social sciences, law, and policy. We are seeking applicants for various residential visiting positions and for non-residential affiliates. We are happy to hear from anyone working at the intersection of digital technology and public…