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Wicker examines NSA surveillance, cellular convergence and the ‘Death of Privacy’

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Continued reports of the extensive surveillance by the NSA and other agencies highlight an ongoing assault on the privacy of government leaders, businesses, academics and everyday citizens, warns a leading expert on surveillance and cellular technology.

Research scientist, surveillance technology expert, and author Stephen B. Wicker hosted a journalist-only lunch on Thursday, Nov. 7, to discuss how the convergence of networking and cellular technologies, law, social trends, and government behavior are endangering the privacy and free speech of millions of people worldwide.

Wicker is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University and a faculty member in Cornell’s graduate fields of Information Science and Computer Science. A prolific writer, Wicker is the author of six books, including “Cellular Convergence and the Death of Privacy.”

This event was held in Hall of the States in Washington, D.C.

Inside Cornell is series held in Washington, D.C. and New York City featuring high-interest experts working at Cornell University. The free, catered lunch sessions are on-the-record, and media members are welcome to record video and audio as desired.

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