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Departing from Facebook, Chief Security Officer to teach full-time at Stanford

Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos will leave his role at the company this month for a position as adjunct professor at Stanford’s Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI). According to a Facebook post by Stamos, he plans to research cybersecurity, misuse of technology and the spread of misinformation, particularly with regard to the upcoming midterm elections, at Stanford.

Geeked out Block Party

The first-ever Super Happy Block Party last Saturday brought together hackers, artists and innovators to collaborate on new ideas. The party was hosted in a block off of High Street between University Avenue and Hamilton Avenue. The packed schedule had an ambitious run time of 1 p.m. to 1 a.m., so we decided to arrive fashionably late at 8 p.m., where we found things winding down after a hard day of nerd partying.

China hacks student e-mails

When Tenzin Seldon ‘12 logged into her Gmail account from New York over winter break, she had no idea that someone else was also logged into her account — from China. Nor did she know that she had become part of Google’s investigation into a suspected widespread cyber-attack program potentially centralized across the Pacific.