Martin Hellman, electrical engineering professor and adjunct senior fellow for nuclear risk analysis with the Federation of American Scientists, released a report this week in collaboration with the federation calling on U.S. citizens and policymakers to take a wider view of global issues. Hellman argues that, in an era of weapons of mass destruction, terrorism and climate change, American national interests are closely connected to “global security.”
Two Stanford professors are among the 86 new members elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) this year. Bioengineering, psychiatry and behavioral sciences professor Karl Deisseroth and computer science professor Monica Lam were honored “not just for science or engineering work, but also their managing skills,” NAE spokesperson Randy Atkins told The Daily. “They…
Freeman-Spogli Institute (FSI) adjunct professor, visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and former Facebook Chief Security Officer (CSO) Alex Stamos is teaching an autumn quarter course addressing contemporary cybersecurity issues in an effort to prepare students for technology’s prominence as both a friend and foe in the modern world. The course — titled INTLPOL268: “Hack…
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein ’55 spoke on May 28 at CEMEX Auditorium about American surveillance laws and national security. The talk was sponsored by six Stanford organizations, including the Hoover Institution, Freeman Spogli Institute and Stanford in Government.
Edward Snowden, former NSA infrastructure analyst turned whistleblower, on May 15 at Cubberley Auditorium to discuss the philosophical tensions of whistleblowing and government surveillance. The 2015 Symbolic Systems Distinguished Speaker, Snowden spoke via video conference from Moscow.
The disclosure of classified information to unauthorized individuals puts me, my family, my fellow service members at risk, in addition to threatening the security of the American homeland and people. To me, Snowden and Manning are criminals and traitors, not heroes.
At any rate, we cannot afford to forget the important policies questions and ethical quandaries that Snowden has raised in the last two years–celebrating these discussions will be essential in preserving civil liberties in the future.
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