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.

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.

TAP Blog

Sharing User Search Data

Professor Joshua Gans, Rotman School of Management, reports on how Google and Bing view the value of data from online user behavior.

Joshua Gans

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Lorrie Faith Cranor: Digital Privacy Is Out of Control

"We need some baselines as far as what’s acceptable and what’s not acceptable. I don’t know exactly where the baseline should be, but … right now we don’t really have that as far as how far companies can go with your data. It’s pretty much as far as they want." — Lorrie Faith Cranor, Professor and Director, CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University

Lorrie Faith Cranor
Wired
May 1, 2015