February 27, 2017

VIDEO: CLTC Hosts Privacy Lab Meeting

On February 21, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity was honored to host a meeting of Privacy Lab, a regular meetup for privacy-minded people to foster communication and collaboration. Privacy Lab has a goal to bring together people who work in the privacy space from different perspectives—including policy people, techies, activists,…

February 9, 2017

CLTC Announces 2017 Research Grantees

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2017 research grants. In total, 27 different groups of researchers will share a total of nearly $1 million in funding. The projects span a wide range of topics related to cybersecurity, including new methods for making…

December 12, 2016

VIDEO: Bill Marczak, “Defending Dissidents from Targeted Digital Surveillance”

On December 9, 2016, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity presented a dissertation talk by Bill Marczak, a computer science Ph.D. candidate at UC Berkeley, a CLTC research grantee, and a senior research fellow at Citizen Lab. Recently profiled in Vanity Fair, Bill Marczak’s research focuses on identifying and tracking nation-state…

September 20, 2016

CLTC Request for Proposals Now Live! Deadline: Oct. 28

The UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity has opened our 2016-2017 Request for Proposals. Researchers from across the UC Berkeley research community are invited to submit proposals by October 28, 2016. Click here to access the RFP. As detailed further in the RFP, grants will be made in two general…

July 8, 2016

CLTC BioSENSE Grantees Publish Papers on Therapy Robots and “Passthoughts”

Researchers working with BioSENSE—a CLTC-sponsored research group focused on “socio-physiological computing”—have published papers on diverse topics in recent weeks. Addressing the emerging question of how data-collecting, in-home robots could affect humans’ privacy, Elaine Sedenberg, John Chuang, and Deirdre Mulligan published “Designing Commercial Therapeutic Robots for Privacy Preserving Systems and Ethical…

February 3, 2016

CLTC Announces $900,000 in Inaugural Research Grants

How can organizations better detect spear-phishing cyberattacks? How could neural signals be used as a method of online authentication? How effective are tactics such as financial account closures and asset seizures in deterring cyber criminals? What types of defenses could help protect at-risk activists and NGOs from state-level surveillance? These…