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A picture of Oliver Wang sitting in a building with sunlight coming through overhead windows.
July 19, 2021

Welcome, Oliver!
Oliver Wang joins the privacy-tech-lab.

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June 28, 2021

We are thrilled to receive funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to develop a generalizable active privacy choice mechanism. In other words, let's make it easier for Internet users to express their privacy choices. More to come ... .
(Time magazine cover in the public domain.)

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June 2021

Sebastian participates in an NSF panel reviewing funding proposals for the Computer Science and Engineering (CISE) directorate. Quite fun and lots of good ideas!

Banner for Wesleyan's commencement in 2021.
May 26, 2021

Raf and David are graduating! Thank you for your hard work all these years and making PrivacyFlash Pro the success it became! It was a pleasure. All the best for your future! We also farewell Daniel K. Thank you for all your contributions to GPC. Excellent work!

A picture of Chunyue Ma sitting on the stairs in front of a Wesleyan building.
May 18, 2021

Welcome, Chunyue!
Chunyue Ma joins the privacy-tech-lab.

A picture of Stanley Markman standing in front of a house with some trees.
March 19, 2021

Welcome, Stanley!
Stanley Markman joins the privacy-tech-lab.

March 15, 2021

Welcome, Kiryl!

Kiryl Beliauski joins the privacy-tech-lab for the remainder of the semester.

The banner ad for the Shasha seminar 2021 showing blurry technology and reading Truth (and Lies) in Our Time.
March 12, 2021

A busy Friday with a talk at Sepideh Ghanavati's privacy group at the University of Maine and Wesleyan'sShasha Seminar: Truth (and Lies) in Our Time moderating Mitali Thakor's great talk on deep fakes.

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March 10, 2021

Welcome, Logan!
Logan Brown joins the privacy-tech-lab.

A portrait picture of Daniel Goldelman.
March 8, 2021

Welcome, Daniel!
Daniel Goldelman joins the privacy-tech-lab.

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February 11, 2021

Welcome, Bella!
Bella Tassone joins the privacy-tech-lab.

A picture of Eliza Kuller standing in front of a wall.
February 9, 2021

Welcome, Eliza!
Eliza Kuller joins the privacy-tech-lab.

Announcement of Rise of Privacy Tech event showing pictures of Sebastian Zimmeck, Robin Berjon, and Pete Snyder.
February 06, 2021

Together with collaborators Robin Berjon and Pete Snyder, Sebastian discussed Global Privacy Control at Rise of Privacy Tech.

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January 23, 2021

We received NSF funding! For our work on Global Privacy Control.

Logos of PrivacyFlash Pro and the Network and Distributed Systems Security Symposium.
January 7, 2021

PrivacyFlash Pro goes to NDSS 2021! February 21-24, 2021. Check out the paper!

A picture of Owen Kaplan standing in front of a bookshelf.
December 8, 2020

Welcome, Owen!
Owen Kaplan joins the privacy-tech-lab.

An illustration of a Zoom video conference.
December 3 and 8, 2020

Sebastian gives Zoom talks on Global Privacy Control at UC Davis and Northeastern University.

Screenshot of the landing page for the Global Privacy Control project.
October 11, 2020

We launched Global Privacy Control (GPC). Yeah! Gilad Edelman provided most excellent coverage over at Wired. Others did, too!

An announcement for a panel discussion on cybersecurity.
October 8, 2020

October is Cybersecurity month! Sebastian is participating in an online discussion at SUNY Canton.

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September 13, 2020

Check out our short WPES paper on Do Not Sell featuring our OptMeowt browser extension. Our talk is here.

A picture of Abdallah Salia in front of the National Mall in Washington DC.
August 19, 2020

Welcome, Abdallah!
Abdallah Salia joins the privacy-tech-lab for the Fall semester.

A picture of Daniel Knopf making the victory sign.
August 18, 2020

Welcome, Daniel!
Daniel Knopf joins the privacy-tech-lab.

A thumbnail of iOS YouTuber Brian Advent introducing PrivacyFlash Pro.
May 25, 2020

iOS YouTuber extraordinaire Brian Advent features PrivacyFlash Pro! Check it out! (Brian's take and Q&A's are also available.)

A diagram showing that Covid-19 apps are collecting personal data, location data, and Bluetooth data.
May 18, 2020

New blog post on the privacy of contact tracing apps: The Privacy of COVID-19 Apps -- Reopening Alphaville.

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April 18, 2020

Privacy Beat did a short story on our current CCPA work.

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February 24, 2020

We had a great discussion with the good folks at iOSoho - New York City's largest iOS Engineer Meetup.

A picture of Kuba Alicki standing in front of a pine tree.
January 23, 2020

Welcome, Kuba!
Kuba Alicki joins the privacy-tech-lab.

January 23, 2020

Welcome, Phil!

Phil Kaelbling joins the privacy-tech-lab for the Spring semester.

A giraffe asking 'Does your app need a privacy policy'?
January 8, 2020

New blog post: The CCPA is here! Now what?

December 30, 2019

Fresh! PrivacyFlash Pro. Developed by David, Rafael, Sarah, and Sebastian. (Video narrated by Rafael.)

Sebastian discusses the California Consumer Privacy Act at Samba TV's .
October 30, 2019

Sebastian discusses the California Consumer Privacy Act at Samba TV's Data Protection in the 2020's in San Francisco.

September 4, 2019

Welcome, Sarah!

Sarah Jin joins the privacy-tech-lab for the Fall semester.

Sebastian presents our MAPS paper at PETS in Stockholm.
July 18, 2019

Sebastian presents our MAPS paper at PETS in Stockholm.

A picture of David Baraka standing in front of a pine tree.
January 24, 2019

Welcome, David!
David Baraka joins the privacy-tech-lab.

A picture of Rafael Goldstein in a blue hoodie in front of a blue wall.
October 15, 2018

Welcome, Rafael!
Rafael Goldstein joins the privacy-tech-lab.

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July 1, 2018

Wesleyan, here we go!
Sebastian joins Wesleyan. (Picture courtesy Wesleyan University.)