Cookies: Tech Security & Privacy

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Technology has transformed our lives, but there are hidden tradeoffs we make as we take advantage of these new tools. Cookies, as you know, can be a tasty snack -- but they can also be something that takes your data. This podcast is presented by the Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science.

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Latest Episodes…

  1. Your Movements are Being Tracked Down to the Inch: Yan Shvartzshnaider, former fellow at the Center for Information Technology Privacy, and Colleen Josephson, grad student at Stanford University

    We take our mobile phones everywhere we go, and it’s become scary easy for services and apps to collect information about our movements. But there are limits to what these technologies can do; they work best outdoors. Our guests in our first season finale episode, Yan Shvartzshnaider of NYU and ...


  2. How artificial intelligence can be turned against us: Prateek Mittal, associate professor of electrical engineering

    Prateek Mittal, associate professor of electrical engineering at Princeton University, is here to discuss his team's research into how hackers can use adversarial tactics toward artificial intelligence to take advantage of us and our data. In the context of self driving cars, think about a bad actor that aims to cause ...


  3. Why YouTube Review Videos Are Often Really Paid Ads (and How You Can Tell the Difference): Michael Swart, Princeton Class of 2019

    When you’re shopping for a new gadget online, there’s a good chance you consulted the reviews on YouTube. So many of them are well produced and very thoughtful takes on the latest computer or camera equipment, services, even food and toys. But are they unbiased? Our guest today, Michael Swart, ...


  4. How Secure is the Internet From Attacks? Jennifer Rexford, chair of the Princeton University Computer Science Department

    When we use the internet, most of us don't think twice about entering our credit card numbers and we don't tend to worry that someone might be looking over our shoulder. Our guest today, Jennifer Rexford, knows better than most how the internet works and what kind ...


  5. Bulletproofing the Ballot Box: Andrew Appel, Eugene Higgins Professor of Computer Science, Princeton University

    There’s been a lot of anxiety lately about the security of the American balloting infrastructure, but Andrew Appel has been thinking about this question for years. He has research specialties in public policy and security and privacy. He’s a well-known specialist in election technology who is often quoted in the ...