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Alum Tushar Bhargava Wins A 2017 Undergraduate Award For Work With Tim Edgar

From a sea of 6,432 applicants from across the globe, two recent Brown University graduates landed honors among just 25 global winners cited for the top undergraduate research papers of 2017 as judged by the prestigious Undergraduate Awards.

Tushar Bhargava, a 2017 Brown CS graduate, earned top honors for the politics and international relations ...

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Tim Edgar Publishes A New Book: Beyond Snowden

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Brown University Executive Master in Cybersecurity (EMCS) Academic Director Timothy Edgar has just published Beyond Snowden: Privacy, Mass Surveillance and the Struggle to Reform the NSA. Described as “a must read” by Siobhan Gorman, Wall Street Journal former intelligence reporter, the book ...

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Tim Edgar Talks With TIME About The Recent Widespread Internet Infrastructure Attacks

The recent distributed denial-of-service attacks that affected some of the most popular web sites in America was remarkable not just for its scope (Reddit, Netflix, Twitter, and many other sites were brought down) but for its methodology. The ploy used malicious code to exploit millions of Internet-enabled cameras and DVR players, turning the "Internet of ...

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Tim Edgar Speaks Out On Behalf Of A Presidential Pardon For Edward Snowden

This week, the long chain of events following Edward Snowden's 2013 decision to leak classified NSA documents has taken a new turn. In an interview with the Guardian, Snowden has argued that President Obama should pardon him before he leaves office next year.

Tim Edgar, Academic Director for Law and Policy of Brown University ...

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Tim Edgar Travels To Germany To Testify In The Snowden Inquiry

Edward Snowden's 2013 decision to "reveal the details of NSA surveillance to the world", writes Tim Edgar, Academic Director for Law and Policy of Brown University's Executive Master in Cybersecurity program and Senior Fellow at Brown's Watson Institute for International Studies and Public Affairs, "precipitated the open debate on privacy and surveillance ...

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Timothy Edgar Proposes A Review Of Europe's Counterterrorism Policies

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Timothy Edgar Offers Bloomberg A Unique View On The Recent Apple/FBI Controversy

A detailed recent news item in Bloomberg by Adam Satariano and Chris Strohm dissects the ongoing Apple/FBI controversy that arose from the court order to unlock an iPhone used by one of the accused perpetrators of the San Bernardino massacre. Initially, they find, the Obama administration and Apple shared a certain amount of common ...

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Seny Kamara Joins Brown CS As Associate Professor

“Some people say privacy is dead,” says Seny Kamara, who joins Brown CS as Associate Professor this summer. “I don’t buy that at all.” The former Microsoft researcher, born in France and raised on three different continents, has long seen academia as his eventual destination. Excited by the people and the values he’s ...

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The Washington Post Asks Tim Edgar About This Week's

"The outcome of the case," says Tim Edgar, a senior fellow at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, "is going to be hugely important for the balance between privacy and security.”

He's referring to Apple's recent refusal to comply with the FBI's request for access to the phone ...

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Sometimes silence, perhaps unintentionally, speaks louder than words. Writing today in Lawfare, Timothy Edgar, a Visiting Fellow at Brown University's Watson Institute, noted that neither cybersecurity nor surveillance nor encryption was mentioned once in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address last night.

"In past years," he writes, "Obama has sounded increasingly ...