Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing

Networks and Infrastructure

Although “the Internet” seems ethereal, it is in fact a network of networks that connects billions of users around the world. The capabilities of the Internet are dependent on the reach of those networks. Many governments worldwide are considering how to effectively and efficiently make robust networks available to their citizens to enable them to access the Internet.

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Quotes

The New Pay Phone and What It Knows About You


Chris Hoofnagle
Source: The New York Times
April 30, 2012

The Post-Cash, Post-Credit-Card Economy


Alessandro Acquisti
Source: The New York Times
April 28, 2012

Expert Poll: Internet Makes Us Smarter & Stupider


danah boyd
Source: TechNews Daily
February 29, 2012

Verizon Versus Google Wallet


Barbara van Schewick
Source: IEEE’s Techwise Conversations
January 13, 2012

The Personal Computer Is Dead


Jonathan Zittrain
Source: Technology Review
November 30, 2011

Liberty Media Unit Says Standards Manipulated By Competitors

"There should be a concern. The standard-setting process can be used to manipulate the standards to be closer to what one company wants." — Nicholas Economides, Professor of Economics, New York University


Nicholas Economides
Source: Forbes
October 12, 2011

'Stingray' Phone Tracker Fuels Constitutional Clash


Michael B. Abramowicz
Source: The Wall Street Journal
September 21, 2011
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TAP Blog

In a Win for the Open Internet, AT&T Stops Zero-Rating Its Own Video

Stanford law professor Barbara van Schewick explains why AT&T’s decision to suspend its sponsored data program is a “win for an open and free internet.”

Barbara van Schewick

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Fact Sheets

Wireless and Mobile Communications

Wireless or “mobile” devices send information one-to-one (like mobile phones), one-to-many (like AM or FM radio), or many-to-many (like Wi-Fi Internet access). Wireless devices send and receive signals along the electromagnetic spectrum in the form of waves similar to visible light or sound.

Featured Article

Internet Access and its Implications for Productivity, Inequality, and Resilience

During and after the COVID-19 pandemic, the proportion of employees who work from home increased substantially. Universal access to quality internet access would facilitate working from home, and improve productivity.

By: Nicholas Bloom, José María Barrero, Steven J. Davis