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"Social Networking Reveals More than Meets the Eye, Researchers Say"
September 10, 2013 |  Claire Chiara, The Daily Cal. p. A1

With more than 200 million active users and 1.6 billion search queries every day, Twitter has reached a rare level of global popularity.

"Cyber Stalking: Cal App Creates 'Heat Map' of Your Movements"
September 9, 2013 | Vicki Haddock, Cal Alumni Association Blog

At precisely 3:26 p.m. on July 17, Britney Spears was recording music at the corner of West Oak Street and South Glenwood Place in Burbank, California. On August 23 at 4:21 p.m., Katy Perry was in rural northeast Colorado, at the intersection of Highways 46 and 55. And on August 5 at 3:56 p.m., Oprah was cruising down the Kennedy Expressway outside of Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood.

"Are You Stalkable? Berkeley App Lets You Find Out"
September 9, 2013 | Erum Khan, The Daily Clog

Your parents have probably already lectured you about always being on “the Facebook” (or, if they’re really confused, MyFace). Or you have the other extreme, and your parents literally “like” everything you post (Stop commenting on my friends’ pictures, Mom!). Well, it turns out that there actually is reason to be worried about our generation’s obsession with technology.

Even though sharing information via social media in nearly every aspect of daily life – there could be a point at which sharing becomes dangerous. Researchers at the International Computer Science Institute and UC Berkeley have come up with an idea to warn users when they are sharing too much information via social networks.

"Securing the National Power Grid"
September 4, 2013 | Tiffany Trader, HPC Wire

Before we connect the dots on national smart power grid strategy, we need to be able to ensure its safety from malevolent cyber attacks. A new NSF-funded endeavor aims to begin this process.

"Privacy App Pinpoints Your Exact Location Using Social Media"
September 4, 2013 | Excerpted from Fast Company on Communications of the ACM

Researchers at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) and the University of California, Berkeley say many people are unaware that metadata accompanying social media posts can be used to "cybercase" their homes.

"This Tool Is Designed To Scare You Off Geotagging"
September 3, 2013 | Kecia Lynn, Big Think

As part of a project titled "Teaching Privacy," which is funded by the National Science Foundation, a group of International Computer Science Institute (ISCI) researchers created a site, Ready or Not, that displays geographical information related to an individual Twitter or Instagram account.

"Privacy App Pinpoints Your Exact Location Using Social Media"
September 3, 2013 | Alice Truong, Fast Company

Though it seems like oversharing millennials have little regard for online privacy, researchers at the International Computer Science Institute and UC Berkeley say many high school students simply aren't aware how much information is posted with their social media updates.

"NCSA Shares $1.6 Million Cybersecurity Grant"
September 1, 2013 | Christine Des Garennes, News-Gazette, Illinois

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois has received a federal grant to examine strategies for protecting the power grid and other utilities from cyber attacks.

Researchers at Cal Berkeley have released a new tool as part of the International Computer Science Institute’s (ICSI) Teach Privacy initiative – a tool that should serve as a stark reminder to parents of the predator risk brought on by simply overlooking or misapplying some privacy settings on social media accounts.

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