Yale law school to host computer hacking conference

The Elm Street side of the Old Campus at Yale. Nov. 25, 2013.
The Elm Street side of the Old Campus at Yale. Nov. 25, 2013.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale Law School is hosting a conference on law enforcement and computer hacking.

The conference, “Law Enforcement and Hacking: When Cops Control Your Webcam,” starts at 1 p.m. Tuesday. It will focus on the increasing use of sophisticated tools to hack into the computers of targets, including remotely enabling webcams, turning on microphones, and downloading documents and other files from hacked computers.

The first panel will discuss the various hacking technologies used by law enforcement. The second panel will explore the legal, policy and technology implications of hacking by law enforcement.

Panelists will include judges, academics, journalists and other experts.

The conference is organized by Yale Law School’s Information and Society Project and will be live streamed at http://new.livestream.com/yalelaw/LawEnforcementAndHacking . It’s open to the public.

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