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Posts by Jonathan Zittrain
Harvard law professor Jonathan Zittrain shares his thoughts on policy and ethical concerns arising from applying artificial intelligence broadly within society.
Professor Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard University, shares his thoughts on the issues search engines face implementing the European Court’s “right to be forgotten.”
Harvard law professor Jonathan Zittrain shares his thoughts on a recent European Court of Justice’s ruling over the “right to be forgotten.” For the first time, the legal problem isn’t in the availability of material on the Web, but rather in its searchability.
I’ve long thought that, as tough as privacy against government intrusion and corporate surveillance are, the most novel and complex privacy challenges will be peer-to-peer.
In the wake of legal threats against users who tweeted or retweeted a link to a BBC report of child abuse that turned out to be wrong, Jonathan Zittrain examines the legal and social impact of using litigation to moderate social network communications.
Jonathan Zittrain and Kendra Albert examine data-driven insurance pricing through the use of information gathered by GPS. The post discusses issues such as location tracking and data privacy.
Last week several members of Congress floated a proposal to substitute for the contentious proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Jonathan Zittrain compares this new proposal against SOPA and stresses that this issue requires real data to understand the scope of the problem and the impact of proposed solutions.
John Battelle asked me a few Qs about my thinking on the themes in The Future of the Internet in the three years since the book came out (four since it was drafted!). John’s review is available on his blog, and I’ve reproduce the core of it here.
It’s hard to argue about net neutrality because it means so many different things to different people. I’ve got lots of reading to do to catch up on the newly released set of principles from Google and Verizon, but in the meantime here are a few thoughts on the topic.
The lures of security, interoperability and economies of scale have propelled much of the Web from a vibrant ecosystem of different, and differently managed, PCs and sites to one where a handful of private Fort Knoxes take responsibility for security. But Fort Knox is an awful model for Internet security.
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