Facebook’s ex-security chief is starting an institute to tackle tech’s biggest threats

Alex Stamos, former senior security officer at Facebook, believes that his entire home in the heart of Silicon Valley is inadequate for protecting the world's most pressing digital issues: security, user privacy and democratic institutions. Stanos has set up a new laboratory called the Stanford Internet Observatory to help solve this problem and alleviate tensions between Washington and high-tech industries while attracting more academic and research specialists.

In August, he emerged as a world of academics, got a straightforward and honest reputation for the challenges facing the industry, and plans to officially announce the institute through his speech at Stanford University. News about Stamos' plan was first reported by The Washington Post today .

Stamos said in an interview with The Post "Today there is no process to think carefully through these compromises," he said in an interview ahead of his speech at the Stanford Center. , Ends with this clever, very powerful organization that is not democratically accountable and makes the decisions that are best and often short-term interests, even without much more open and democratic debate about what the problem is. "

Stamos is trying to pull the Valley, the scholar and Washington together.

Stamos has narrowed the divergence gap between his diverse academies – which is seen as an equal part of his new institute – Academic Research Centers, Academic Research Centers and Academic Research Centers – The ruling class and Washington.The goal is to take responsibility for all the members of the three groups, Stamos said that SIO will support technology companies in cybersecurity surveys and encourage more data sharing and higher levels of transparency to better protect against future threats.

Stamos He released the Post to sow the "Hacking and Leakage" division of the US midterm elections, which will be held next month, and especially the sensitive documents and confidential information, and to undermine the entire electoral process. As the beginning of a new era of foreign influences operating relies on the inherent vulnerability of how to use technologies such as e-mail accounts or social networks, Democratic National Commission points out the release of Russia on campaign communications with Email and Hillary Clinton.

Stamos says his former employer is better at fake news He acknowledged that he has made great strides in dealing with these threats by reducing bots and other suspicious behavior, and by tightly regulating political advertising spending, but he regrets Facebook's handling of the US elections in 2016. do. "I would like to have an Intel team focused on promoting instead of focusing on traditional cyber security," he said.

In the future Stamos will not only be able to inspect SIO's decision making in Silicon Valley, but will also bridge the gap between industry, academia and the political community, while securing the country's defense capabilities, detection capabilities and stakeholder interests. Hope you are protected from cyber threats. "We need more transparency from companies," Stamos said. "None of us has a legal system to make decisions with black boxes, no appeal rights, and we can not understand why decisions have been made."

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