Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing

Internet

Different business models have evolved for providing information on the Internet, including search engines, which make money from advertising; subscription web sites; and free web sites which drive off-line sales. Scholars examine the evolution of this marketplace and its implications for content providers and businesses.

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The Benefits and Risks of the Internet of Things

The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently completed a report that explains what the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) refers to, how IoT technologies are being applied, and how connected devices might be impacting information security, privacy, safety, as well as the economy.

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Fact Sheets

Privacy and Consumers

There are a number of privacy issues related to how online companies collect, store, use and share personally identifiable information; and how consumers are informed about what is done with their information online.

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The Age of Misinformation

"Facebook and Twitter for social media, and Google and Microsoft for search, must recognize a special responsibility for the parts of their services that host or inform public discourse. They should be upfront about how they promote some stories and de-emphasize others, instead of treating their ranking systems as trade secrets." — Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Law, Harvard University

Jonathan Zittrain
The Atlantic
May 3, 2017

Featured Article

How Does the Use of Trademarks by Third-Party Sellers Affect Online Search?

This paper examines the effects of trademark use in advertisements by third-party resellers.

By: Lesley Chiou, Catherine Tucker