Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing


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.

Fact Sheets

Social Networking

Social networking websites are places on the Internet where people can connect with those who share their interests. Additionally, they can function as economic “platforms” that serve different groups of many users, including consumers, advertisers, game developers, and others. 

TAP Blog

Preparing to Debate NSA Surveillance and Online Commercial Tracking

Professor Peter Swire, Georgia Tech, lays the groundwork for his upcoming debate on the NSA surveillance programs and online tracking efforts. Professor Swire will be examining these topics with Stanford lawyer and technologist Jonathan Mayer at next month’s IAPP Global Privacy Summit.

Peter Swire


How an Algorithm Is Taught to Be Prejudiced

University of Maryland law professor Frank Pasquale is interviewed about his new book, The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information. Professor Pasquale discusses a growing concern that algorithms used in computer programs (search engines are a prime example) are learning stereotypes, and therefore abetting data discrimination.

Frank Pasquale
National Public Radio’s Marketplace
February 3, 2015