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TAP highlights a few of Professor Acemoglu’s papers.
The Berkman Center for Internet & Society presented two podcasts on cloud computing: Jonathan Zittrain on "Minds for Sale," and Christopher Soghoian presents "Caught in the Cloud: Privacy, Encryption, and Government Back Doors in the Web 2.0 Era."
There are competing theories of the Federal Trade Commission's reliance on Section 5.
"Information technology may also play an important role in the political economy for developing nations because it will remove the monopoly of information that was produced in the hands of authoritarian governments or monopolistic media sources." - Daron Acemoglu
This interview with Professor Turow focuses on consumer attitudes towards behavioral-based marketing; that is, advertising targeted to groups of people based on their purchase history, lifestyle, location, etc.
TAP academics have written on cyber security and censorship issues at length.
By Jonathan Zittrain - Most means of getting around filtering are on the demand side: the user has to do some work. I'd like to see some work done on the supply side, by web sites themselves -- and not just because of political censorship, but due to the many other reasons a site can become inaccessible, from a cyberattack to poor network connectivity.
Employing Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act to evade Section 2 monopolization law is not a legitimate use of Section 5.
To what extent should new privacy rules address century-old practices in the offline world?
The United States Supreme Court recently heard oral argument in a patent case called In Re Bilski. At issue is the question of under what conditions an innovative process falls within the subject matter of patent law. IP Colloquium staged a reading from the transcript of this event.
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