War on Terror vs. Individual Privacy

Rafail Ostrovsky
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Director, Center for Information and Computation Security

Edward J. Snowden leaked that the U.S. Government collects citizens’ individual meta-data. Can modern mathematics help the U.S. Government fight terrorism while preserving U.S. citizens’ individual privacy? I will describe several game-changing techniques based on modern mathematics and cryptography that could revolutionize and enable effective war on terror by the U.S. Government without violating individual privacy rights.

The talk will be self-contained and accessible to the general audience.

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