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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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Kevin Werbach and Andrea Matwyshyn Discuss How the U.S. Can Improve Internet Security and Access

Wharton School of Business' Kevin Werbach and Northeastern University's Andrea Matwyshyn discuss how the U.S. can take internet connectivity to the next level.

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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.

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Can Big Tech Companies Find a Way to Reward Users for Their Data?

"We need a society that recognizes that [exchange] and gives credit to the people who are actually producing those [systems]. That way, the economic rewards flow to those people so they do the best job they can. We can have a fair income distribution and not have everything concentrated in a few owners of big companies." — Glen Weyl, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research

E. Glen Weyl
Fast Company
January 29, 2018

Featured Article

Six Provocations for Big Data

This article challenges the assumption that only large sets of data provide the best information to social scientists.

By: danah boyd, Kate Crawford