Roger Dingledine: "Tor: Internet privacy in the age of big surveillance"

Monday, October 16, 2017 18:00to19:30
McConnell Engineering Building Room 204, 3480 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E9, CA

BIO: Roger Dingledine is President and co-founder of The Tor Project, a non-profit that writes software to keep people around the world safe on the Internet. Wearing one hat, he works with activists on many continents to help them understand and protect against the threats they face. Wearing another hat, he is a leading researcher in anonymous communications, coordinating and mentoring academic researchers working on Tor-related topics, and helping to organize the yearly international Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS). Among his achievements, Roger was chosen by the MIT Technology Review as one of its top 35 innovators under 35, he co-authored the Tor design paper that won the Usenix Security "Test of Time" award, and he has been recognized by Foreign Policy magazine as one of its top 100 global thinkers.

You can learn more about the Tor Project here: https://www.torproject.org/


Reception to follow.

Talk and reception are sponsored by the Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy, McGill University and the International Centre of Comparative Criminology, University of Montreal.

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