ICSI Gazette, Fall 2014

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from ICSI in the Press

"New Security Flaw Could Be Worse than 'Heartbleed' Bug"
September 25, 2014 | Jana Katsuyama, KTVU News

"Shopping Online May Actually Be Safer Than Shopping In Person"
September 15, 2014 | Gerry Smith, The Huffington Post

"IPv6 Adoption Starting to Add Up to Real Numbers: 0.6 Percent"
August 28, 2014 | Iljitsch van Beijnum, Ars Technica

"How the FBI Brought Down Cyber-Underworld Site Silk Road"
May 15, 2014 | Donna Leinwand Leger, USA Today

"Do Quora, Jelly and Ask.com Answer Things Correctly?"
May 13, 2014 | Sam Harnett, Marketplace

"Study Finds No Evidence of Heartbleed Attacks Before the Bug Was Exposed"
April 16, 2014 | Nicole Perlroth, New York Times

"Why Heartbleed Is the Most Dangerous Security Flaw On The Web"
April 8, 2014 | Russell Brandom, The Verge

Publications, March - September, 2014

Taking the Long View

by Deborah Crawford, Director
I am delighted to have this opportunity to pen my first remarks as director, having joined ICSI just a handful of weeks ago. In a career that has spanned almost three decades, I’ve had the great fortune of working with really smart people on inspiring projects in computing.

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Featured Research:

Reproduced by permission of Mitch BluntPrivacy

In June 2013, the Guardian published its first report based on documents provided by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Just more than a year later, privacy seems to be on everyone’s mind. In a survey conducted in January by Truste, a data management company that prioritizes consumer safety and privacy, 74 percent of users said they were more worried about online privacy than they had been a year earlier.  Pew Research found that half of Americans were worried about their personal information on the Internet in 2013, up from a third in 2009.  A quick Google search for “online privacy” calls up articles with ominous headlines such as “Online Privacy is Dead.” But what exactly is online privacy, and why is it important?

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Featured Alum:

Massimo MarescaMassimo Maresca

Professor Massimo Maresca of the University of Genoa, an ICSI alum as well as the head of the Scientific Office of the Italian Consulate in San Francisco, is supervising a new project at ICSI related to end-user computing, big data, and the Internet of things. Professor Maresca first visited ICSI’s Realization Group, which developed massively parallel systems, as a postdoc in the early 1990s. He soon switched his attention to distributed networks, an area of research led at ICSI by Professor Domenico Ferrari in the Networking Group.

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Students and Visiting Scholars:

Roya Ensafi Van Tung Pham
Roya Ensafi Van Tung Pham
Michele Stecca Elisabeth Wehling
Michele Stecca Elisabeth Wehling