Article ID: 562990
Searching for Answers: Ethical Considerations of Google's Presence in ChinaSaint Joseph's University
When Jim Caccamo, Ph.D., an expert in computing and telecommunications technology ethics, heard of Google’s recent struggles in China, he knew he’d need to update the curriculum for the Technology, Society and Christian Ethics course he teaches at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pa. The Internet heavyweight recently rerouted all searches from its heavily censored mainland China search engine to its more open Hong Kong engine in the wake of a massive hack on its system in December, which some have attributed to the Chinese government. “Not a lot happens on the Web in China that the government isn’t aware of, and it’s hard to believe they didn’t know about the hacking that happened over the winter,” said Caccamo, who is an associate professor of theology.
Released:2-Apr-2010 1:05 PM EDT
Article ID: 561042
Cyber Security Expert Available to Discuss New Threat WarningsUniversity of New Hampshire
Andrew Macpherson, research assistant professor of justice studies at the University of New Hampshire Justiceworks program and director of the Technical Analysis Group, is available to discuss new warnings about the increased threat of cyber attacks.
Released:3-Feb-2010 10:30 AM EST
Article ID: 560652
Software to Test Cybersecurity Systems for FlawsClarkson University
A Clarkson University professor is developing software programs that will test cybersecurity systems for flaws before they become operational. The National Science Foundation is funding the $1.2 million project, which also involves four other research centers.
Released:25-Jan-2010 11:00 AM EST
Article ID: 560532
Indiana University Expert Available to Discuss Ongoing Impact of Google/China DisputeIndiana University
International discussion and diplomacy continues in light of Google's announcement last week that it may pull out of China over concerns about censorship and security. Today (Jan. 21). a top Chinese official announced that the threat should not affect China's relations with the United States. Scott Kennedy, director of the Research Center on Chinese Politics and Business and an associate professor of political science and East Asian languages and cultures, is available for comment.
Released:21-Jan-2010 11:55 AM EST
Article ID: 560477
Cybersecurity Expert Stays Creative Baking BreadUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
Is there a recipe a scientist might follow to spur creativity and cook up new discoveries? Cyber security expert Kevin Fu says experimenting with flour, salt and yeast to bake artisanal bread helps him keep creative juices flowing and creates space in which to mull over thorny research problems.
Released:20-Jan-2010 11:00 AM EST