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Privacy and Security

Information technology lets people learn about one another on a scale previously unimaginable. Information in the wrong hands can be harmful. Scholars on this site consider problems of privacy, fraud, identity, and security posed by the digital age.

TAP Blog

On Encryption Apps in the White House

Recently back at Princeton after serving as the U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the Obama White House, Professor Ed Felten discusses the issues around the use of encryption by people working in government positions.

Edward Felten

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Social Networking

Social networking websites are places on the Internet where people can connect with those who share their interests. Additionally, they can function as economic “platforms” that serve different groups of many users, including consumers, advertisers, game developers, and others. 

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Amazon Echo and the Internet of Things that Spy on You

"The core of their argument is the government shouldn’t get to gather the recording of the user’s intellectual activity—their queries to Alexa, the books they purchased, that sort of stuff—without some kind of heightened protection." — Margo Kaminski, Professor of Law, Ohio State University

Margot Kaminski
Popular Science
March 2, 2017

Featured Article

Lost in the Cloud

This op-ed raises concerns about storing personal files on the Internet.

By: Jonathan Zittrain