Issues

Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing

This section contains research on the networks that make the Internet work, the evolution of different business models that operate on the Internet, and ways to store and access information on the Internet through Cloud Computing.

Fact Sheets

Cloud Computing

“Cloud computing” describes how computer-related services and software increasingly have been provided over the Internet and other networks since the late 1990s.

TAP Blog

RFP on Ethical Dimensions of Open Data

The hype over “big data” masks important public policy discussions, and encourages the release of data without a careful examination of its implications. In an effort to examine the civil rights, human rights, security, and privacy issues that arise from “open data” datasets, The Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and Microsoft have issued a request for proposals.

Chris Hoofnagle

Quote

The Pope Is Wrong About the Internet and Teenagers

"Social media has become an outlet for many youth, an opportunity to reclaim some sense of agency and have some semblance of social power. It has provided a window into society and an outlet for hanging out that these teens didn’t even know they had lost." — danah boyd, Chief Instigator, Data & Society Research Institute

danah boyd
The Washington Post
August 6, 2014