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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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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