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Harvard economics professor Shane Greenstein uses the development of blockchain technology to illustrate the economic elements of technological breakthroughs.
Professors Evan Selinger, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Woodrow Hartzog, Northeastern University, expose the dangers of facial recognition technology.
Harvard economics professor Shane Greenstein provides a grounded sense of the future of automation and machine learning.
Harvard law professor Jonathan Zittrain discusses how internet-connected devices — the “internet of things” — are vulnerable to cyberattacks; and he offers solutions to minimize these threats.
TAP scholars explore the scope of the General Data Protection Regulation on privacy and security controls globally and the potential influence on U.S. data protection regulation.
Berkeley privacy law scholar Chris Hoofnagle explains how using a “deterrence by denial” strategy has been having surprising results in policing cybercrime.
George Washington University law professor Daniel Solove explains why he believes the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is “the most profound privacy law of our generation.”
In the keynote speech for “re:publica 18,” danah boyd discussed media manipulation, accountability, and strategic silence in our current media ecosystem.
Economists Joshua Gans, Ajay Arawal, and Avi Goldfarb offer strategies to the business world for understanding and evaluating the implications of artificial intelligence on businesses.
During the 7th annual We Robot conference, several TAP scholars participated. Read summaries of papers from Mark Lemley, Ryan Calo, and Ian Kerr.
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Cloud Computing

“Cloud computing” describes how computer-related services and software increasingly have been provided over the Internet and other networks since the late 1990s.

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F.E.C. Allows Security Company to Help 2020 Candidates Defend Campaigns

"The bad guys have had more time to spend on this, and more time to develop new tricks." — Ed Felten, Professor of Computer Science, Princeton University

Edward Felten
The New York Times
July 11, 2019

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The Challenge of Increasing Broadband Capacity

This paper looks at technology that increases the bandwidth of existing networks that carry broadband traffic.

By: Dale Hatfield