October 7, 2021

TPL Faculty Associate Franzi Roesner honored by NSF and Consumer Reports

Allen School News

TPL Faculty Associate Franzi Roesner was recently honored by NSF and Consumer Reports. Roesner earned a Consumer Reports Advocacy Digital Lab Fellowship to advance research into the spread of problematic online ad content to support more positive digital experiences for everyone. Together with Allen School colleague Amy Zhang, Roesner won an NSF Convergence Accelerator for […]

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September 28, 2021

Co-Director and Faculty Associate awarded with 2021 Towards Trustworthy Products in AR, VR, and Smart Devices RFP

Facebook Research

TPL Co-Director Tadayoshi Kohno and Associate Faculty Franziska Roesner were winners of the 2021 Towards Trustworthy Products in AR, VR, and Smart Devices request for proposals launched by Facebook. The pair submitted a high-quality proposal related to secure multi-application augmented and virtual reality platforms. Announcing the winners of the 2021 Towards Trustworthy Products in AR, VR, […]

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September 27, 2021

Tech Policy Lab Co-Director and Researcher Honored with Golden Goose Award for Work on Automotive Cybersecurity

UW News

Tech Policy Lab Co-Director Tadayoshi Kohno and Researcher Karl Koscher were honored with the Golden Goose Award for their work on automotive cybersecurity by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). https://www.washington.edu/news/2021/09/22/uw-uc-san-diego-researchers-honored-discovering-someone-could-hack-car/?utm_source=UW_News_Subscribers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=UW_Today_lead&mkt_tok=NTI3LUFIUi0yNjUAAAF_xhoXH_oG7PmnDWDE7klhh-51uBWwYD_7AWMkEqvAM4O2VsQU76Vd9Plebyk51ASmxb6MSyd-Zq2xeTubex_hzIUqsUmOq71L7TOIDaw

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August 18, 2021

Tech Policy Lab named by Forbes as a Leading Social Impact Platform Making a Difference with Digital Potential

Forbes

Forbes listed 20 leading social impact platforms making a difference with digital potential, in which the Tech Policy Lab was included.

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July 19, 2021

Co-Director Tadayoshi Kohno Releases Novella “Our Reality”

UW Allen School News

In this Q & A, TPL Co-Director Tadayoshi Kohno discusses his new science fiction novella Our Reality. Our Reality is set in 2034 and is named for the fictional mixed-reality technology that allows one to go to class, meet up with friends, and get a workout in, all without leaving your bedroom. Kohno explains how […]

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July 15, 2021

As agriculture increasingly relies on technology, concerns about security vulnerabilities

Logic

In this long form article in Logic Magazine, Tech Policy Lab student Rian Wanstreet describes how agricultural production is increasingly relying on sensors and internet-connected devices that are rife with security vulnerabilities. Attacking Agriculture, Logic Magazine, May 4, 2020

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July 14, 2021

Security robots show few tangible results

NBC News

“It would be difficult to introduce a single thing and it causes crime to go down,” said Ryan Calo, a law professor at the University of Washington, comparing the Knightscope robots to a “roving scarecrow.” June 27, 2021, NBC News, Security robots expand across U.S., with few tangible results

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July 13, 2021

Tech Policy Lab in the News

Various

During the 2020-2021 school year, the Tech Policy Lab was in the news with experts quoted in variety of articles on various subjects. Subject matter includes autonomous vehicles, data collection and surveillance, surprise charges, and liability tied to misinformation. Below are some previously unposted highlights. Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Criminal Liability September 17, 2020, Wired, Why […]

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July 9, 2021

Surveillance and Privacy Concerns with Amazon’s new neighborhood wireless network “Sidewalk”

GeekWire

Amazon introduced Sidewalk, a neighborhood wireless network, to boost connection for devices within individual homes. Ryan Calo highlighted that it could possibly extend home surveillance techniques, increase costs, and decrease speed. Amazon has addressed some concerns by utilizing encryption and more user choice. Geekwire For further reading, please see: Amazon Indoor Ring Drone, Privacy October […]

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July 8, 2021

Calo Takes Note of FTC Warning on Biased AI

The Conversation

In an opinion piece, Co-Director Calo analyzes a FTC blog post which stated that FTC may hold companies accountable for biased AI if companies do not do so themselves, and what the post likely signals. As a researcher who studies law and technology, and a longtime observer of the FTC, the statement caught Calo’s attention. […]

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