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.

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Stop the Cycle of Bullying

John Palfrey
Source: The Huffington Post
February 23, 2012

The Age of Big Data

Erik Brynjolfsson
Source: The New York Times
February 11, 2012

GPS Unit, Meet Car Insurance

Jonathan Zittrain
Source: American Public Media’s Marketplace
February 10, 2012

Internet to Artists: Drop Dead

Stan Liebowitz
Source: The Wall Street Journal
January 24, 2012

Cracking Teenagers’ Online Codes

danah boyd
Source: The New York Times
January 20, 2012

Why the feds smashed Megaupload

James Grimmelmann
Source: Ars Technica
January 19, 2012

Grimmelmann - Google’s Social Move Attracts Critics

James Grimmelmann
Source: The New York Times
January 10, 2012
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Applications of Contextual Integrity – Report from the 2nd Symposium

Contextual integrity (CI) was first proposed by Helen Nissenbaum in 2004 as a new framework for reasoning about privacy. Discussing how CI can inform policy and system design, and how the theory can be refined, operationalized, and applied to emerging technologies was the focus of the 2nd Symposium on Applications of Contextual Integrity.

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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 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