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Sep 2, 2021 Press reviews

Deepfake Arms Race

Stories of fakes, forgeries, fortunes and folly have intrigued people throughout the ages, from the Athenian Onomacritus, who around 500 BC was said to have

Aug 31, 2021 Blog posts

immutable.js, concurrent-safe data structures

Concurrent programming is one the oldest and hardest issues in the Computer Science Book. For years, we have been using locks, big threads sharing the minimum, using optimistic reasoning for "how data will be updated". And we are still stuck with the same issues of some part of the code "failing" to use the updated object, dead and soft locks with hard-to-see origins, and many many crashes.

Aug 31, 2021 Blog posts

Why Blockchain is Not Yet Working - 2021

The article Why Blockchain Is Not Yet Working goes over six points - for most of these points, research papers exist. For some of them test networks exist. Only one or two are solved in active main networks.

Jun 23, 2021 Press reviews

Cyber-Defence Fellowships – A Talent Program for Cyber-Defence Research in Switzerland

To promote research and education in cyber-defence, EPFL and the Cyber-Defence Campus have jointly launched the “CYD Fellowships – A Talent Program for Cyber-Defence Research.” The fourth call for proposals is now open with a rolling call for Master Thesis Fellowship applications, and with a deadline of 16 August 2021 for Doctoral and Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship applications. CYD fellows are hosted by a higher education institution in Switzerland and conduct their research at the CYD Campus located on the premises of EPFL and ETHZ and in its office in Thun. For more details visit the program's dedicated website by clicking the link below or join the online Applicant Workshop on 5 August 2021 from 10.00 to 10.45 CEST (for more information please contact

Jun 16, 2021 Press reviews

Little Syster: the first privacy trust index for digital services

Giving back to citizens the control of their private life in the face of digital technology: this is the mission of the French company Little Syster. Launched in 2020, it uses a technology based on artificial intelligence that was developed at the LSIR EPFL laboratory headed by C4DT affiliated Prof. K. Aberer.

Jun 10, 2021 Press reviews

Prof. Touradj Ebrahimi in Agefi (Suisse) on NFTs

C4DT-affiliated Prof. Touradj Ebrahimi participated on May 31st at the congress WXRShow in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, to discuss the future of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The event was covered by Swiss bi-weekly newspaper Agefi. Click below to view the article in French.