Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Is the Internet Our Friend?

Just how safe is the Internet? TRUST researcher Nicolas Christin was one of the participants who explored this question in a debate and panel discussion at Carnegie Mellon University.

The discussion, supported by the Ford Foundation, highlighted concerns that arise as governments around the world attempt to deal with the increasing free flow of information in a world where Twitter posts can ignite revolution.

From online shopping to managing energy grids, our society is dependent on secure Internet connections. However, as one panelist pointed out, the challenge is to maintain security while allowing for transparency and ease of communication.