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Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing

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A Q&A article with Joseph Turow on consumer online privacy following his testimony before a US Senate hearing.
Articles by Tim Wu and Christopher Yoo that focus on network neutrality are highlighted. And an overview of the recent news stories around the Google and Verizon joint proposal to the FCC.
TAP scholars Tim Wu, Jonathan Zittrain, Edward Felten, and Lawrence Lessig join in the net neutrality debate in the New York Times “Room for Debate” section.
Reprint of Professor Paul Ohm blog regarding the expectation of privacy in the content of email messages stored with an email provider.
On June 25, 2010, the Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology hosted the 7th annual Stanford E-Commerce Best Practices Conference at Stanford Law School. A summary of a few of the panels during the day’s events is provided by TAP guest blogger, Franny Lee.
Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard Law School, discusses the recent exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act on NPR’s “On the Media.” Excerpts and link to the show’s segment available.
Professor Paul Ohm, University of Colorado School of Law, responds to questions on the topic of personal privacy and online activities in a two-part New York Times article, “Answers to Questions About Internet Privacy.”
Video interviews with Professors Shane Greenstein, Eric Clemons, and Damien Geradin during the Economics and Law of Internet Search symposium at the Searle Center, Northwestern University.
Two recent videos examine the net neutrality issue. In the first one, Bill Moyers talks with FCC commissioner Michael Copps about the future of net neutrality. And in the second one, Harvard Law Professor Larry Lessig, walks us through the history of America's broadband downfall.
Video and transcripts are now available online from the Brookings Institution policy forum on the economic benefits of cloud computing for governments.
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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.

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Should a Morning Staff Meeting Feel Like Homeroom?

“What’s the point of coming in if none of your co-workers are there? If you have to force employees to do something you think is in their benefit, it’s not in their benefit.” — Nicholas Bloom, Professor of Economics, Stanford ​University

Nicholas Bloom
The New York Times
April 22, 2022

Featured Article

European Digital Sovereignty”: Successfully Navigating Between the “Brussels Effect” and Europe’s Quest for Strategic Autonomy

“European digital sovereignty” encompasses regulatory and strategic concerns. The European Union (EU) is the most powerful global actor in digital regulation, though its power is not unlimited.

By: Theodore Christakis