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Oct 16, 2020 News

Manipulating elections in cyberspace: are democracies in danger?

A recent conference held by EPFL’s C4DT (Center for Digital Trust), and live streamed live streamed, with some of the world’s leading experts on cyber security, fake news and democracy, heard that citizens and governments should re-gain their sense of alarm and do something to urgently address what we all know is a huge, and growing, problem. Please click below for more info.

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Oct 8, 2020 News

Trust Valley sets off at EPFL

An alliance for excellence supported by multiple public, private and academic actors, the "TRUST VALLEY" was launched on Thursday, October 8, 2020. Cantons, Confederation, academic institutions and captains of industry such as ELCA, Kudelski and SICPA, come together to co-construct this pool of expertise and encourage the emergence of innovative projects. Please click below for more information.

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Oct 7, 2020 Press reviews

Geneva solutions reports on C4DT joint event on "Manipulating elections in cyberspace: are democracies in danger"

A little less than one month before the election, one wonders. How are fake news and disinformation affecting relations within a democracy, but moreover what threat do they pose to democracy itself? It is precisely this topic that the Center for Digital Trust (C4DT) housed at EPFL brought to the table yesterday during an event organized with the Geneva-based Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the CyberPeace Institute. If cyberspace becomes fertile ground to sow distrust and create discord and antagonisms, it is necessary to understand the problem and act consequently. Click below to read the article

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Sep 22, 2020 News

EPFL's Predikon: predicting voting results with machine learning

On September 27 Switzerland votes for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, including on a contentious initiative to end the free movement of workers with the European Union. Predikon will be predicting the final outcome within minutes of the release of the first partial municipal results from the Swiss Federal Statistical Office. Please click below for more info.

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Sep 11, 2020 News

Carmela Troncoso: named one of 2020s global top young tech leaders

Carmela Troncoso, head of the Security and Privacy Engineering Lab (SPRING) in EPFL’s School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC), helped lead the push to build the Decentralized Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing system (DP-3T), now used in COVID-19 tracing apps around the world. She’s just joined the ranks of Fortune Magazine’s prestigious 40 Under 40. For more information access EPFL's announcement below.

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Aug 13, 2020 News

Sabine Süsstrunk elected President of the Swiss Science Council

The Federal Council has elected Sabine Süsstrunk, Professor at the EPFL School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC), affiliated to C4DT, as President of the Swiss Science Council (SSC). Sabine Süsstrunk will succeed Gerd Folkers, who has been President of the SSC since 2016, as of January 1, 2021. Please click below for more info.

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Jul 6, 2020 News

SPRING lab developed a secure, decentralized search engine for journalists

The C4DT-affiliated SPRING laboratory has developed Datashare Network, a decentralized search engine paired with a secure messaging system that allows investigative journalists to exchange information securely and anonymously. An scientific article on this subject will be presented during the Usenix Security Symposium which will be held online from August 12 to 14. For more information access EPFL's announcement below.

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Jun 19, 2020 News

Vaud and Geneva join forces to create the Trust Valley

Building on the expertise of 300 companies and 500 experts, the Vaud and Geneva Cantons of Switzerland are launching the Trust Valley, a public private cooperation for safe digital transformation, cybersecurity and innovation. Among the founding partners are C4DT members ELCA, Kudelski Group and SICPA. For more information please click below.

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