Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing

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During the 7th annual We Robot conference, several TAP scholars participated. Read summaries of papers from Mark Lemley, Ryan Calo, and Ian Kerr.
Legal researchers and computer scientists explore the potential liability for using adversarial machine learning to "trick" robots.
Carnegie Mellon computer science and engineering professor Lorrie Cranor is honored for 20 years of work developing privacy enhancing technologies and building a usable privacy research community.
Professors Daniel Solove and Danielle Citron explore why the law struggles with recognizing data security violations as having caused cognizable harm; and they demonstrate that there are foundations in the law for recognizing harm based upon increased risk and anxiety.
In a special section for the IJoC, danah boyd and Alice Marwick examine how privacy protections (or lack of them) effect people whose lives are not part of mainstream America or Europe.
Evan Selinger, philosophy professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, questions if robots should be designed to deserve rights, ‘robot rights’.
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.
University of Chicago law and economics professor Omri Ben-Shahar discusses why he refers to “misuse of big data as the new pollution.”
Glen Weyl discusses his new paper about the value of users’ roles in providing the big data that fuels systems of automation and machine learning.
Four TAP Scholars have been honored with the Future of Privacy Forum’s Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award. Read summaries of all the papers selected for this 8th annual award that recognizes leading privacy scholarship relevant to U.S. policymakers.
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Cloud Computing

“Cloud computing” describes how computer-related services and software increasingly have been provided over the Internet and other networks since the late 1990s.


F.E.C. Allows Security Company to Help 2020 Candidates Defend Campaigns

"The bad guys have had more time to spend on this, and more time to develop new tricks." — Ed Felten, Professor of Computer Science, Princeton University

Edward Felten
The New York Times
July 11, 2019

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Using Spectrum Auctions to Enhance Competition in Wireless Services

This paper looks at how regulators can support more competition between different wireless services.

By: Gregory L. Rosston, Peter Cramton, Evan Kwerel, Andrzej (Andy) Skrzypacz