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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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Professor Edward Felten testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs on Tuesday, October 2, 2013. Seemingly minor bits of information collected by the NSA, such as the phone numbers that citizens dial, can reveal far more personal information than is commonly believed, Felten told a U.S. Senate committee in…
The 2013-14 academic year is upon us, and the Center for Information Technology Policy is buzzing with fellows, postdocs and visiting graduate students. Look forward to their posts on Freedom to Tinker in the days and weeks to come, say hello if you see them in the hallways, and read their full bios on the…
Professor Edward Felten speaks to the New York Times on how “metadata” in the NSA’s surveillance database can “reveal some of the most intimate secrets of American citizens.” To read the New York Times article entitled “N.S.A. Phone Data Collection Is Illegal, A.C.L.U. Says” or Professor Felten’s declaration, please click on the links provided. New…
The Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton is pleased to announce the appointment of the first-ever Microsoft Visiting Professor of Information Technology Policy. Professor Joel Reidenberg of Fordham Law School is a well-known scholar in internet law, privacy, and cybersecurity. While visiting, he will collaborate on research with the CITP community and teach an…
Seven students have earned the 2013 certificate in Technology and Society (Information Technology track). These undergraduates fulfilled the requirements to obtain the certificate by completing six courses in technology and society, and completing a semester of independent work. The students presented their projects at the Annual Symposium on May 6, 2013. Congratulations to the graduates!…
The National Academy of Engineering announced on Thursday, February 7, 2013 that Edward W. Felten, professor of computer science and public affairs, and director, Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., has been elected to the National Academy “For contributions to security of computer systems, and for impact on public policy.” From the…
Last month, publications from CITP students and faculty won the two top honors at USENIX Security. The conference is one of the leading venues for academic research on computer security. The papers were: Social Networking with Frientegrity: Privacy and Integrity with an Untrusted Provider Ariel J. Feldman, Aaron Blankstein, Michael J. Freedman, and Edward W.…