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  • Innovation and Economic Growth
  • Intellectual Property
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  • Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing
  • Privacy and Security

TAP Highlights

Why Study a DDOS Attack from 2016?

In 2016, a distributed denial of server attack prevented users from accessing sites such as Netflix, CNBC, Twitter, and Play Station Network. Studying user behavior in the aftermath of this attack reveals challenges in network security today. Harvard professor Shane Greenstein provides key takeaways from the study.

What Can Policymakers Do to Energize Innovation?

In “A Toolkit of Policies to Promote Innovation,” Professors Nicholas Bloom, Heidi Williams (both with Stanford), and John Van Reenen (MIT) present a number of innovation policy levers. These include tax policies for R&D, increasing the supply of people with STEM know-how, and intellectual property policies.

Can We Change the Way Tech Is Governed?

“In this field [artificial intelligence], given that so much of the environment in which we exist, is constructed and mediated by the technology, is built by people … it creates a clearer and more obvious way of saying to them, this stuff doesn't have to be the way it is.” – Harvard cyberlaw professor Jonathan Zittrain

Deepfake Videos Could Undermine the 2020 Election

“Deepfakes have the potential to corrode the trust that we have in democratic institutions. Imagine the night before an election. There's a deepfake showing a major party candidate is gravely sick. The deepfake could tip the election and shake our sense that elections are legitimate.” – Danielle Citron, Boston University

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