The NSA Surveillance Project of John Jay's Cybercrime Studies Center has moved to a new, much more easily navigable website: www.cyberprivacymatters.org. Professor Schwartz and D4CS alum Aidan Booth The site aims to provide an alternative to the exclusive concern with Americans’ privacy interests that dominates discussions in the United States and to the failure to recognize that NSA surveillance is conducted in close cooperation with the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (“GCHQ”) and the intelligence agencies of the other Five Eyes Partners (Canada, New Zealand, Australia). Please check out the site and mention it to others who might be interested.
We regret to advise we need to cancel the normally held August offering of the D4CS Qualifying Exam. Please know faculty service for both the August and January QUE is pro bono and once in a while booking a team of proctors proves problematic. If this affects your prospects for either a fieldwork assignment or graduation in Fall 2015 please let Professor Lovely know. The next offering of the QUE is expected to be over Winter Break in January.
Graduate students can apply for travel funds to attend conferences. A few D4CS students have already been granted funds from this Student Government program. The deadline to apply for Spring 2015 is November 17 at 5PM. Check it out here: Student travel support
Congratulations to D4CS Professor Bilal Khan who has won an NSF grant that explores social networks through cellphone links. Check it out here:
TOWARDS A CELLPHONE-BASED INFRASTRUCTURE FOR HARVESTING DYNAMIC INTERACTION NETWORK DATA
You can purchase a personal student license for a full version of EnCase good for one year for $295. The license is good for academic work only. Contact Ben Fleet at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply. Guidance Software is no longer offering the discounted online course for EnCe certification.
D4CS students who want accounts on the D4CS Lab network and independent access to the D4CS Labs must agree to the D4CS Lab Use Policy.
Guidelines can be found here: D4CS Lab Use Policy (provisional)