Security and Privacy in Social Networks

A session at SXSW Interactive 2012

Sunday 11th March, 2012

5:00pm to 6:00pm (CST)

This panel will explore the interplay between user privacy, social networking sites, law enforcement, and the teams of people that are tasked with both enforcing and protecting the users of these sites. We'll discuss best practices for protecting your company and your users and if you are a frequent user of social networking sites, you can learn how minimize the information that can be exposed about you in your travels online. We'll show you how we fight for the users, every day.

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Eva Galperin

Activist, Electronic Frontier Foundation

A lifelong geek, Eva misspent her youth working as a Systems Administrator all over Silicon Valley. Since then, she has seen the error of her ways and earned degrees in Political Science and International Relations from SFSU. She comes to EFF from the US-China Policy Institute, where she researched Chinese energy policy, helped to organize conferences, and attempted to make use of her rudimentary Mandarin skills. Her interests include aerials, rock climbing, opera, and not being paged at 3 o'clock in the morning because the mail server is down.

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John Adams

Security Engineer, Twitter

John Adams has worked in computer security, operations, and systems engineering for over 18 years. Prior to Twitter, he has worked at Apple, Inktomi, c|net, and a major video-on-demand site, improving security, performance, and reliability at large scale. He currently leads the security team at Twitter.

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10 attendees

  • Katie Sunstrom
  • Dana Oshiro
  • Eva
  • Stephen R. Fox
  • Kesah
  • Nadine Long
  • Michiel Berger
  • John Adams
  • Steven Collins
  • Suchit Dash

4 trackers

  • Evan Prodromou
  • Justin Shreve
  • Nick Doty
  • Phoebe Connelly

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Time 5:00pm6:00pm CST

Date Sun 11th March 2012


Lone Star, Omni Downtown

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