What can we learn from the Facebook data scandal?

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May 7, 2018

The Cambridge Analytica scandal where data from 87 million Facebook users was abused has raised concerns and debate about the implications of sharing personal data with global tech companies. Here, three ITU researchers reflect on what we can learn from the scandal.

Ivan Damgård.

CAST IT: Secure Multi-Party Computation

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December 6, 2017

Thore Husfeldt talks to Ivan Bjerre Damgård, one of the world’s leading researchers in cryptography, about internet security, authentication, privacy.

Professor Roman Beck

New center will turn Denmark into a blockchain hub

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June 15, 2017

Blockchain technologies will revolutionize IT systems worldwide. However the revolution comes with both opportunities and challenges in a broad range of areas. At the IT University of Copenhagen, professor Roman Beck has now established European Blockchain Center, which will ensure that Denmark is at the forefront of the field.

Crypto Conference

Online privacy conference draws a full house

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March 31, 2016

Auditorium 1 was filled to capacity during ITU’s first Crypto Conference on Wednesday, which featured presentations by a string of experts on digital surveillance and privacy.

Crypto Conference at ITU

Conference at ITU: Online surveillance and privacy

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March 15, 2016

How do we protect our privacy when our devices are constantly tracking our movements? And why should we care? On March 30, Crypto Conference at ITU will present thought-provoking talks and a hands-on workshop where participants can learn to encrypt their own data.


Your smartwatch can reveal your PIN code

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January 14, 2016

Smartwatches can measure your heart rate, count your steps and calculate how many calories you burn. But the motion sensors built into the watches can also track your PIN code, according to a Master’s thesis from the IT University of Copenhagen – and this information can potentially be exploited by cybercriminals.

Crytoparty på ITU

“Appropriate paranoia” at ITU’s first cryptoparty

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November 27, 2015

Workshop on online privacy drew a full house – two ITU-students organized the event.