Internet guru to speak on ethical and political challenges in the technology industry on September 26.

YPSILANTI – What truly draws people to work in the technology industry? Is it potential wealth or the work they do?

Nathaniel S. Borenstein will speak on “False Prophets and Dubious Profits: Ethical and Political Challenges in the Technology Industry."

An author, scientist and the man often referred to as the "father of the email attachment," Nathaniel S. Borenstein, will attempt to answer that question during his lecture “False Prophets and Dubious Profits: Ethical and Political Challenges in the Technology Industry," September 26, 7:30 p.m. in the Eastern Michigan University Student Center Auditorium.

The event, sponsored by the EMU Center for Jewish Studies, is part of its ongoing lecture series program and is made possible through an impact grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor.

This free event is open to the public and also counts as Learning Beyond the Classroom (LBC) credit for EMU students.

Borenstein is the Chief Scientist for Mimecast, a cloud security and risk management service for corporate information and email, and is best known as the co-creator of the Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) standard. This standard extends the format of an email to support various types of content in a single message.

He is also an author of three books, three patents, and several publications on e-mail technology, human-computer interaction, and electronic commerce. 

His numerous publications include: “Weapons in the Fight Against Spam,” “The End of Personal Computers,” and “Implications of MIME for Internet Mail Gateways.”

Borenstein received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University and lives in Guppy Lake, Mich.

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September 20, 2016

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