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NYC LOCAL: Thursday 25 March 2010 ISOC-NY: Jinyang Li on Censorship Circ

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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Thursday 25 March 2010 ISOC-NY: Jinyang Li on Censorship Circumvention via Kaleidoscope
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:10:53 -0000

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 Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 10:25:54 -0400
 From: ISOC-NY announcements <>
 Subject: Re: [isoc-ny] ISOC-NY Event Censorship Circumvention via Kaleidoscope 
NYU 3/25

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 The Internet Society is dedicated to preserving an Open Internet where
 all users can communicate freely with each other. Increasingly
 mechanisms are appearing that might, for whatever reason, inhibit such
 activity, especially when such communications go through central
 servers. Our ISOC-NY event this week will introduce a viable

 On Thurs. Mar 25 ISOC-NY will host Prof. Jinyang Li in a talk about
 the use of distributed systems, and particularly the use of the
 Kaleidoscope Firefox plug-in, in circumventing censorship. This is
 part of her ongoing research into "exploiting the real world social
 relationships among users to improve the security and reliability of
 open distributed systems."

 All are welcome to attend, it will be webcast live and questions may
 be asked via the chatroom. There will be an .ogv archive.

 What: Jinyang Li Censorship Circumvention via Kaleidoscope
 Where: Rm. 102, Warren Weaver Hall NYU, 251 Mercer St NYC
 When: Thursday Mar 25, 7:00pm,
 Who: Public Welcome. Admission Free.
 Sponsors: ISOC-NY, NYU-ACM

 More info:

 About Jinyang Li:

 Dr. Li is a graduate of the University of Singapore (1998) who
 completed her PhD in routing dynamics at MIT in 2006. After designing
 a multichannel MAC protocol at UC Berkeley, she has been teaching and
 researching distributed networks at NYU. She received an NSF CAREER
 Award in 2008.

 Current projects include cooperative distributed storage
 (Friendstore), censorship circumvention (Kaleidoscope),wide area
 distributed file systems (WheelFS) and high throughput multi-radio
 wireless mesh networks.

 About Kaleidoscope:

 Kaleidoscope that uses social networks to spread the word about
 anonymous proxies via a trusted social network. The software has two
 components, a Firefox plugin for the notifications, and a backend that
 creates the proxy server.

 Download and docs:

 Joly MacFie  917 442 8665 Skype:punkcast
 Secretary: Internet Society - New York Chapter

 Internet Society - NYC Metropolitan Area Chapter

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