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February 2009


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Technical Perspective: Tools for Information to Flow Securely and Swift-ly

Back in the old days of the Web (before 1995), Web browsers were fairly simple devices. The server's Web interface was simple enough that an auditor could at least look at…


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Building Secure Web Applications With Automatic Partitioning

Building Secure Web Applications With Automatic Partitioning

Swift is a new, principled approach to building Web applications that are secure by construction. Swift automatically partitions application code while providing assurance that the resulting placement is secure and efficient.…


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Technical Perspective: The Complexity of Computing Nash Equilibrium

Computer science and game theory go back to the same individual, John von Neumann, and both subjects deal with the mathematization of rational decision making. Yet, for many…


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The Complexity of Computing a Nash Equilibrium

The Complexity of Computing a Nash Equilibrium

Traditionally, computational problems fall into two classes: those that have a polynomial-time algorithm and those that are NP-hard. However, the concept of NP-hardness cannot be applied to the rare problems where "every instance…

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