BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Events of FSE 2014 PRODID:-//Generated by Conference Publishing//EN BEGIN:VEVENT CREATED:20170713T063107Z DTSTAMP:20170713T063107Z DTSTART;TZID=Asia/Hong_Kong:20141119T090000 DTEND;TZID=Asia/Hong_Kong:20141119T102000 SUMMARY:Omlet: A Revolution against Big-Brother Social Networks (Invited Ta lk) LOCATION:Auditorium DESCRIPTION:Omlet: A Revolution against Big-Brother Social Networks (Invite d Talk)\nMonica S. Lam\nStanford University\, USA\n\nWith the wide-spread a doption of proprietary social networks like Facebook and mobile chat platfo rms like Wechat\, we may be heading to a future where all our communication are monetized and our online transactions are mediated by monopolistic big -data companies. This talk describes a new anti-data monetization movement led by Omlet\, an open messaging service and distributed computing platform that spun out of 4 years of research at Stanford University. With Omlet\, (1) users can own their data and have them hosted on cloud services of thei r choice and (2) distributed "\;p2p webapps"\; enable phones and ot her internet of things to interact with each other without having its commu nication be monetized. Introduced in March 2014\, Omlet is already seeing t raction\, as it is being distributed on millions of Android phones\, by Asu s and other yet-to-be-announced device makers. This paradigm shift to decen tralized computation not only safeguards users'\; data privacy\, it fost ers open competition and innovation\, and provides an efficient and scalabl e foundation to handle the billions of phones and devices. Software enginee ring researchers can help make this a reality by making distributed mobile app development on such a platform accessible.\n UID:Piu1aeWeej ORGANIZER:ConfPub CATEGORIES:Conference Program Event END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR