Computer Science Distinguished Speaker Series

Date: Fri. 21 Nov, 2014 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Duration: 1 Hour

Dr. Hal Berghel, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, is the guest for the Computer Science Distinguished Speaker Series. George Orwell and Aldous Huxley are frequently mentioned in the context of the recent spate of surveillance leaks from the NSA. While both Orwell and Huxley feared big government and big controls, they feared it for different reasons.This difference will set the tone for this talk.Dr. Berghel will begin with the history of the U.S. involvement in surveillance, from the early analog days to the latest digital technologies. He will explain the motivations, technologies and civil libertarian consequences of some noteworthy surveillance programs like Echelon, Carnivore, Narusinsight, Magic Lantern, ThinThread, Trailblazer, Stellar Wind/Ragtime, and TAO (Tailored Access Operations) to name but a few. Berghel will also cover corporate surveillance by high tech companies and cyber intelligence mercenaries.  1 p.m. Friday,Nov. 21, at Fidel Center Ballroom C

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