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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 Silicon Flatirons conference attempted to articulate the nature of this “ecosystem” and bring forth some of its policy implications. Read the conference review.
Incentive conflicts prevent some companies from providing effective notices to consumers. Here is an example of an effective consumer notice.
A collection of articles exploring online privacy issues from the user and provider perspectives.
This week, TAP features the work of Professor Glenn Ellison.
An IP Colloquium podcast on privacy, specifically collecting personal information from a user community.
In an interview with TNIT's Jacques Cremer, Professor Glenn Ellison discusses his recent works on a search cost model of obfuscation and position auctions.
How information technology changes privacy in many ways. By Joseph Lorenzo Hall,Postdoctoral Research Associate at Berkeley School of Information.
The Federal Trade Commission hosted a series of public roundtable discussions to explore the privacy challenges posted by the vast array of 21st century technology and business practices that collect and use consumer data.
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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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Pelosi Clashes With Facebook and Twitter Over Video Posted by Trump

"It’s important for social media sites that have massive reach to make and enforce policies concerning manipulated content, rather than abdicating all responsibility." — Jonathan L. Zittrain, Professor of Law, Harvard University

Jonathan Zittrain
The New York Times
February 8, 2020

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Internet Architecture and Innovation

This book analyzes the architecture of the internet, how it fosters innovation, and what that suggests for the future.

By: Barbara van Schewick