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K-State Today

October 6, 2011



Computing and information sciences department to host lecture on online censorship

By Susan Cregg

The department of computing and information sciences will host a seminar lecture, "Steps Toward Online Freedom of Information," from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Friday in 126 Nichols Hall.

This talk explores the problem space of censorship resistance, with the explicit goal of designing censorship-resistant systems and protecting their users from powerful adversaries who control much of the common network -- i.e. Internet. We will discuss some recent work in the field, and focus on two systems in greater depth -- one that provides membership concealment -- MCON, i.e. hides the real-world identities of
participants -- and another that builds upon the first to provide robust content storage, CROPS. To read more go to http://www.cis.ksu.edu/node/1347.