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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.

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danah boyd Focuses on How Pokémon Go Lets Young People Socialize with Each Other

In the NYT “Room for Debate,” Microsoft Principal Researcher danah boyd supports the development of “technology to help people be meaningfully connected in an augmented way.”

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Net Neutrality

Given the significance of the Internet, preserving its “openness” – an idea often referred to as “network neutrality” or “net neutrality” – has been a long-standing issue.

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Artificial Intelligence’s White Guy Problem

"Last July, computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University found that women were less likely than men to be shown ads on Google for highly paid jobs. The complexity of how search engines show ads to internet users makes it hard to say why this happened — whether the advertisers preferred showing the ads to men, or the outcome was an unintended consequence of the algorithms involved." — Kate Crawford, Microsoft Principal Researcher

Kate Crawford
The New York Times
June 25, 2016

Featured Article

The Impact of Targeting Technology on Advertising Markets and Media Competition

This paper presents a formal analysis of advertising when the Internet allows targeting of advertisements.

By: Susan Athey, Joshua Gans