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Thursday, June 26 • 16:50 - 17:40
Keynote - Reflections on Scoping Trust

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In the modern Web environment, far from heeding Ken Thompson's admonition that "you can't trust code that you did not totally create yourself," we're required to trust a whole host of things we didn't create ourselves, including code, devices, infrastructure, and institutions. Sometimes, quite visibly of late, we've seen that trust betrayed by failures in components we shouldn't have needed to trust so broadly in the first place. This talk will examine gaps in our current models of trust and security scope, and consider how, short of writing our own compiler-compilers and everything on top, we can create a more trustworthy Web.


Wendy Seltzer

Counsel and Strategy Lead, W3C
Wendy Seltzer is Policy Counsel and Technology & Society Domain Lead at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), where she leads work on privacy, security, and social web standards. As a visiting Fellow with Yale Law School's Information Society Project, she researches openness in intellectual... Read More →

Thursday June 26, 2014 16:50 - 17:40 BST

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