Thursday, November 14, 2013

Studying Wiretaps to Big Data - Cornell moves into the MOOC world

TRUST researcher Prof. Steve Wicker of Cornell University will be teaching one of Cornell's first Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) beginning in March 2014. The course, titled "Wiretaps to Big Data: Privacy and Surveillance in the Age of Complete Interconnection" is one of four selected for Cornell's first MOOC offering. The course will explain how cellular technology makes surveillance possible, how surveillance affects how we use cellular and other technologies, cellular user’s rights and how this system affects our democratic institutions. It is scheduled to begin in March 2014. Cornell will be partnering with edX, a MOOC platform founded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University to offer online, university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide audience free of charge.