LogicLounge with Eva Galperin: Spouseware and Stalkerware

DATE:Monday, July 15, 2019
TIME:5pm – 6pm
VENUE:Tishman Auditorium, The New School, 63 5th Avenue, New York, 10003

Spouseware and Stalkerware – Where Do We Go From here?

Powerful surveillance software for everyday use tune in your calls, text messages, real-time GPS location or encrypted messaging apps like WhatsApp. These capabilities can afford dramatic powers and control over an individual’s everyday life. Surveillance apps for private purposes are routinely linked to identity theft, physical injuries, sexual harassment, extortion and child abuse, among others.

Malicious software which with an aim to monitor and control a targeted person is widely available on the internet for affordable prices. Some are marketed as ways for employers to monitor the movements of their workers, or for parents to check electronically on the whereabouts of their children. Others promise to help you to reveal infidelity.

How concerned should you really be and how can you safeguard yourself against an attack? Why is the spyware still sludging through the market despite being used for blatantly illegal purposes? Where do the tech community, the police, and the policymakers stand on the issue of surveillance for private purposes?

A cybersecurity specialist, Eva Galperin of Electronic Frontier Foundation, is the speaker at this public event, addressing the concerns through the prism of cybersecurity, criminology, and socio-economics.

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About the speaker

Eva Galperin is Director of Cybersecurity at Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the head of EFF’s Threat Lab. Eva worked in security and IT in Silicon Valley and earned degrees in Political Science and International Relations from SFSU. Her work is primarily focused on providing privacy and security for vulnerable populations around the world. To that end, she has applied the combination of her political science and technical background to everything from organizing EFF’s Tor Relay Challenge, to writing privacy and security training materials (including Surveillance Self Defense, the Security Education Companion, and the Digital First Aid Kit), and publishing research on malware in Syria, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, and Lebanon. Most recently, she has set her sights on eliminating the tools that domestic abusers use for surveillance of their partners.


The LogicLounge with Eva Galperin is hosted by the 31st International Conference on Computer-Aided Verification (CAV), and organized by Daniel Schwartz-Narbonne, AWS, in collaboration with the Vienna Center for Logic and Algorithms at TU Wien (VCLA)

About the LogicLounge series

The LogicLounge was born at the Vienna Summer of Logic in 2014, which brought together almost 3000 scientists in the fields of logic, philosophy, mathematics, computer science, and artificial intelligence. Since then it has been traveling the world as a regular event at the Conference on Computer Aided Verification (CAV). The LogicLounge series is hosted by Vienna Center for Logic and Algorithms at TU Wien, Austria. The recording of past LogicLounges is here

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