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Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing

This section contains research on the networks that make the Internet work, the evolution of different business models that operate on the Internet, and ways to store and access information on the Internet through Cloud Computing.

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Stanford law professor Barbara van Schewick provides insights into the decades-long commitment that the FCC and its different Chairmen have undertaken to protect an open and accessible internet.
University of Chicago law and economics professor Omri Ben-Shahar examines the conflict between Uber and its drivers: are they independent contractors or employees?
George Washington University privacy law professor Daniel Solove discusses the complexities of complying with privacy laws around the globe.
In a recent Wall Street Journal article, AI Now co-founder Kate Crawford stresses that “digital brains can be just as error-prone and biased as ours.”
Data & Society founder danah boyd shares highlights from her keynote talk at the Strata Data Conference earlier this month. Dr. boyd discussed the intentional and unintentional manipulation of data.
How does artificial intelligence intersect with the laws that have been established to govern human interactions? Three recent works by TAP scholars examine whether our laws should apply to robots.
Harvard law professor Urs Gasser explores the importance of trust in the adoption of artificial intelligence technologies.
NYU’s ILI conference tackled the issues of transparency in automated decision making. Read conference highlights and watch videos from the two-day event.
Several TAP economists share their work during the inaugural conference on “The Economics of AI.”
George Washington University privacy law expert Daniel Solove asks cybersecurity expert Adam Levin to elaborate on the challenges raised with the HBO data breach, potential new cyber threats that may be unleashed, and what companies and individuals can do to protect themselves.
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Fact Sheets

Net Neutrality

Given the significance of the Internet, preserving its “openness” – an idea often referred to as “network neutrality” or “net neutrality” – has been a long-standing issue.

Quote

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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