IU informatics professor receives $2.4 million from Homeland Security to keep computer users safe

Camp, Jean [thumb]What to do with that dreaded pop-up warning, "Secure Connection Failed. The certificate is not trusted ..."? Continue anyway, view the security certificate or, tempting fate, add an exception and press forward? Now an Indiana University Bloomington professor in the School of Informatics and Computing whose research focuses on technology, security and society is working to help make those types of decisions easy for us. L. Jean Camp, whose work has focused on privacy and trust issues in technology, has been awarded over $2.4 million by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cyber Security Division to give people the information they need to stop a range of attacks. Full Story

IU privacy expert: Don't like Instagram's new terms of service? Quit.

Cate, Fred (2012) [thumb]Instagram, one of the world's most popular photo applications and sharing services, announced Dec. 17 that it would change its terms of service and privacy policy early this year, giving the company and its owner, Facebook, the right to use uploaded images in advertisements and other places without a user's consent. Full Story

Is your smartphone secure? IU offers tips to keep your information safe

iPhone [thumb]With 6 billion mobile phone subscriptions worldwide -- that's about 87 percent of the world population -- and an even higher percentage of users estimated on campuses, Indiana University has embarked on a mobile security campaign to heighten awareness about the tools available to safeguard users and their products. Full Story

IU and Orange Silicon Valley researchers unveil faster, more efficient method to move big data

Martin Swany [thumb]A recent networking breakthrough from IU researchers, in collaboration with Orange Silicon Valley and DataDirect Networks, showed that data sharing can be faster and more efficient over wide area networks. The team performed the world's first demonstration of RDMA over Converged Ethernet, or RoCE, across a wide area network using the Lustre file system. Full Story

Unique treatment proposed for children's 'hidden' neurological disorder

Bingham, Geoffrey [thumb]An Indiana University study in the Journal of Child Neurology proposes an innovative treatment for developmental coordination disorder, a potentially debilitating neurological disorder in which the development of a child's fine or gross motor skills, or both, is impaired. Until now, children with DCD had been generally thought unable to learn or improve their motor skills. Full Story

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Worldview [thumb]The Dec. 3, 2012, issue of IT Matters @ IU announced that researchers from Pervasive Technology Institute would serve as collaborating partners on a $23.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to address vulnerabilities arising during the process of software development. In other news, an eBay-funded scholarship program created by an IU computer science alumnus awarded $84,000 in awards to seven female technology students at IU; networking experts from IU were recognized by Internet2 for efforts to enhance broadband connectivity and support advanced services and cloud applications; and billionaire entrepreneur and 1981 Kelley School of Business alumnus Mark Cuban gave remarks and took questions during an event sponsored by the IU School of Informatics and Computing and in conjunction with the school's Building Entrepreneurs in Software and Technology competition. Full Story

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