Rethinking Social Media, Privacy, and Information Flow from the Ground Up

Accepted Session
Short Form
Scheduled: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 3:45 – 4:30pm in B204


Inspired by security and privacy research in operating systems, we'll be discussing possible ways to redesign privacy models so that all users can have fine-grained control over both visibility of their content and how others can interact with it.


Over the last few years social media has become both a ubiquitous part of our lives and, unfortunately, the privacy features of social networks haven’t caught up to the reality of mob behavior, harassment, and viral posts.

In this talk, we’ll be discussing the basic criterion of privacy and content control that a mature social network should have, the ways in which current networks don’t meet these needs, and then we’ll cover potential solutions inspired by operating system notions such as capabilities.


privacy, security, Social Media

Speaking experience

I spoke last year at OS Bridge. I've spoken a few times at women who hack's talk night. I have several years of lecturing experience.


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