News: Graduate Research

Could your webcam be spying on you?

December 26, 2013

Stephen Checkoway, Assistant Research Professor and JHUISI graduate student Matthew Brocker have recently published research showing how the webcam indicator light on a laptop can be overridden and the camera accessed to spy on its user.   RELATED LINKS “Research shows how MacBook Webcams can spy on their users without warning,” The Washington Post “Researchers […]

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Using Twitter to Track the Flu

January 24, 2013

Sifting through social media messages has become a popular way to track illness and other public health trends, but a key hurdle remains: how to separate valuable information from mindless chatter. To address this, Johns Hopkins computer scientists and researchers in the School of Medicine have developed a new tweet-screening method that not only delivers […]

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