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Cornell University

Wiretaps to Big Data: Privacy and Surveillance in the Age of Interconnection

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How does cellular technology enable massive surveillance? Do users have rights against surveillance? How does surveillance affect how we use cellular and other technologies? How does it affect our democratic institutions? Do you know that the metadata collected by a cellular network speaks volumes about its users? In this course you will explore all of these questions while investigating related issues in WiFi and Internet surveillance. The issues explored in this course are at the intersection of networking technology, law, and sociology and will appeal to anyone interested in the technical, political, and moral questions inherent in the use of information networks. The course will include broad overviews for the novice, while pointing to the detailed resources needed for those engaged in the development of corporate or governmental policies.

Taught by

Stephen B. Wicker


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  • A wonderful course for a lawyer trying to understand personal data and surveillance related technology. Basics of technology very well blended with US Law. Videos are very understandable, additional reading materials are very helpful. Strongly recommend this for people with less than basic info on tech.

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