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[liberationtech] Free Speech in Practice: A Usability Evaluation of the Tor Browser Bundle (Tomorrow, May 9)

Yosem Companys companys at stanford.edu
Wed May 8 08:03:11 PDT 2013


http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/emails/20130509-gregnorcie.html

When: Thursday, May 9 • 12:50pm-2:00pm
Where: Room 285 - Stanford Law School
Free and open to the public with RSVP
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Anonymity is a key part of privacy. Many activists choose to use Tor, an
open source anonymity tool run via the non-profit Tor Foundation. In this
talk, Greg Norcie will discuss the usability of Tor, a commonly used
anonymity tool. While Tor may be effective from a computational standpoint,
it's adoption has been hampered by a lack of usability. In this talk, Mr.
Norcie will discuss how Tor works, why it is important to increase adoption
of Tor, the legal implications of running Tor exit nodes/bridges, and the
findings of a laboratory study examining the usability of Tor's current
interface.

Greg Norcie is a 2nd year PhD student in the security informatics program at
Indiana University, studying under Jean Camp. Greg's research focus is
usable security - the application of principles from human computer
interaction to the design of privacy enhancing technologies. He has
published extensively in the field of usable security, and is currently
spending the summer interning in Palo Alto Research Center's Computer
Science Laboratory (CSL). Prior to graduate school, Greg worked as a
research assistant at the Carnegie Mellon Usable Privacy and Security Lab
(CUPS). Later, Greg went on to design security training materials for
various companies and government agencies as a consultant to Wombat Security
Technologies, a Pittsburgh based anti-phishing startup.


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