SIPB Cluedump Series 2015

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SIPB Cluedumps are informal technical talks open to the entire MIT community. They cover topics that are of general interest, such as web browsers, and topics specifically for the MIT computing community, such as Zephyr and Scripts. Cluedumps are usually one to two hours long, and we provide snacks.

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2015 Cluedumps

[edit] PANDA

Date: November 4, 2015, at 7:00 PM
Presenters: Patrick Hulin
Location: 4-149

[edit] LEAP

Date: December 1, 2015, at 6:30 PM
Presenters: Harry Halpin
Location: 4-231
Abstract: Please join us on Monday for a SIPB cluedump on the LEAP (the LEAP Encryption Access Project) by Harry Halpin, an MIT Research Scientist in CSAIL and President of the Board of LEAP. LEAP is a next generation free software OpenVPN client and automagic encrypted email engine. It's currently being deployed for high-risk users like Glenn Greenwald at ISPs like and the Calyx Institute. See more info here:

[edit] Privacy by Design, or, How Not to Screw Over Your Users

Date: December 8, 2015, at 7:00 PM
Presenters: Lenny Foner
Location: 5-134
Notes: Slides from the talk
Abstract: Research, startup, or just experimenting---if you're building systems that people use, you're setting them up for being victimized by all kinds of bad actors unless you take steps to prevent it, and your users' misfortunes can quickly become your own. Protecting them often makes your own job as a developer easier, but many projects start with the wrong mindset and never recover. What questions should you be asking yourself? How do you even frame the problem? How do you do the right things without having to become an expert? And how do you convince others on your team to do likewise?

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