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Privacy and Security Working Group

Led by: Karen Sollins (MIT) and Hannes Tschofenig (NSN)

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It is easy to think of security as a technical problem, but it is important to remember that the roots of some of our hardest problems are social. We trade off security for usability and features, and we get viruses. We protect the privacy of users and we prevent efficient identification of those who misbehave. The purpose of this working group is to consider issues of security and privacy in the larger context of social, economic, and regulatory considerations.

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