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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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Lemley - Google’s Social Move Attracts Critics

Mark Lemley
Source: The New York Times
January 10, 2012

HLS Professors Push for Data-Use in Internet Policy

John Palfrey
Source: The Harvard Crimson
December 5, 2011

The Personal Computer Is Dead

Jonathan Zittrain
Source: Technology Review
November 30, 2011

Rushdie Runs Afoul of Web’s Real-Name Police

Chris Hoofnagle
Source: The New York Times
November 14, 2011

Report Finds Internet Anti-Trackers Insufficient

Lorrie Faith Cranor
Source: 90.5 Essential Public Radio (Pittsburgh)
November 8, 2011

Regulators Say Social Network Violated Child Privacy Law

danah boyd
Source: Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, FL)
November 8, 2011

Face-ID Tools Pose New Risk

Alessandro Acquisti
Source: Wall Street Journal
August 1, 2011
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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