On Tuesday, the White House announced President Trump’s intent to nominate Hoover Institution fellow and retired four-star Army Gen. John Abizaid as U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, a decision that would fill a position that has been vacant since Trump took office in January 2017.
On Tuesday, Alex Stamos, former Chief Security Officer (CSO) of Yahoo and Facebook, spoke at the Hoover Institution about cybersecurity’s effect on society and the accountability of technology platforms for protecting their users.
On Thursday evening at the Stanford Law School, a Stanford Artificial Intelligence & Law Society (SAILS) panel titled “AI, Warfare, and Autonomous Weapons” addressed the future of autonomous weapons, the technology race between the United States and China and the current state of artificial intelligence in military use.
Stanford political science professor Scott Sagan has found in a new study that although the possibility of “insider threats” to an organization’s security on a daily basis is low, the consequences increase dangerously with each breach.
Toomas Hendrik Ilves served as the fourth president of Estonia from 2006 until 2016. This January, he came to Stanford as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute. The Daily sat down with Ilves to discuss what he’s been researching.
On Tuesday, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) announced that Whitfield Diffie, a consulting scholar at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) , and Martin Hellman, professor emeritus of electrical engineering, are being honored with the 2015 A.M. Turing Award for their contributions to modern cryptography.
Herbert Abrams was not only a renowned professor and researcher that made significant advances in the field of radiology, but also a staunch advocate for world peace through his efforts to promote denuclearization. Abrams passed away at age 95 on Jan. 20 in his home in Palo Alto.
In an interview with The Daily, Jonathan Mayer J.D. ’13, a Cybersecurity Fellow at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) and lecturer at the Law School, talked about the impacts of the two NSA surveillance programs on the general public