Food and discussion begins at 12:30 pm. Everyone invited.
The UK-based marketing firm Phorm—which has lined up several of the country’s largest ISPs as clients—bills itself as creating a “privacy revolution” for users, allowing behaviorally targeted marketing without the usual privacy concerns. Like most offers that sound too good to be true, this one probably is. Harlan Yu, a graduate student in the Center, has pointed to ways the new technology may reveal personal details about individual users and harm Internet infrastructure. He will lead the discussion.