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Glen Weyl discusses his new paper about the value of users’ roles in providing the big data that fuels systems of automation and machine learning.
Four TAP Scholars have been honored with the Future of Privacy Forum’s Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award. Read summaries of all the papers selected for this 8th annual award that recognizes leading privacy scholarship relevant to U.S. policymakers.
Stanford’s Gregory Rosston provides his insights to the net neutrality debate in a policy brief he recently prepared for the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
MIT’s Erik Brynjolfsson discusses how companies can determine which tasks are best suited to take advantage of machine learning.
George Washington University law professor Dan Solove provides his list of notable books on privacy and security from 2017.
NYU’s Stern School of Business economics professor Nicholas Economides explains that the FCC’s vote to repeal net neutrality will “usher in the era of paid prioritization.”
Net neutrality expert Barbara van Schewick shares her reaction to the FCC’s recent vote that repealed net neutrality rules.
An article by George Mason University professor Joshua Wright explains the value of enabling the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to police internet service providers (ISPs).
Professors Evan Selinger and Brett Frischmann examine the net neutrality debate from the perspective that we are all content providers and content users. They believe that management of the internet should be based on the “timing and quantity of traffic flows.”
Columbia law professor Tim Wu provides a history lesson to help put FCC Chairman Pai’s proposed changes to net neutrality into perspective.
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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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SIRI-OUSLY 2.0: What Artificial Intelligence Reveals about the First Amendment

Machines that can actually think are referred to as strong Artificial intelligence (AI). The First Amendment might protect speech by strong AI. Courts focused on the value of speech to listeners and the need to constrain government power will be sympathetic to this view.

By: Margot Kaminski, Helen Norton, Toni M. Massaro