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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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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…
This week, the Federal Communications Commission released a new rule governing consumer opt-in requirements that ISPs must follow before collecting and sharing private information about its customers. The rule is a positive outcome for consumer privacy, as well as for all networking and security researchers, who were granted an exemption to allow them to continue…
The fourth Princeton-Fung Global Forum will convene researchers, scientists, policymakers, officials from nongovernmental organizations and industry leaders to examine digital technologies in the information age. The event, “Society 3.0+: Can Liberty Survive the Digital Age?,” will be held March 20-21, 2017, in Berlin and will explore how different countries and sectors approach the balance between…
CITP’s conference on the Security and Privacy of the Internet of Things on Friday, October 21, 2016 was a great success! We had an overwhelming response and we’d like to thank everyone for attending. We would also like to thank all of the wonderful speakers who provided us with such invaluable information. Unfortunately, our live-tweeting…