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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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George Washington law professor Daniel Solove discusses several ethical issues connected with the advances of artificial intelligence.
danah boyd, founder of Data & Society Research Institute and Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, shares her insights into children’s use of technology and the unhelpful narrative of “addiction.”
Rotman School of Management economists Joshua Gans, Avi Goldfarb, and Ajay Agrawal discuss how regulatory policy and policies to mitigate potential negative consequences could impact the adoption of AI.
Harvard economics professor Shane Greenstein uses the development of blockchain technology to illustrate the economic elements of technological breakthroughs.
Professors Evan Selinger, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Woodrow Hartzog, Northeastern University, expose the dangers of facial recognition technology.
Harvard economics professor Shane Greenstein provides a grounded sense of the future of automation and machine learning.
Harvard law professor Jonathan Zittrain discusses how internet-connected devices — the “internet of things” — are vulnerable to cyberattacks; and he offers solutions to minimize these threats.
TAP scholars explore the scope of the General Data Protection Regulation on privacy and security controls globally and the potential influence on U.S. data protection regulation.
Berkeley privacy law scholar Chris Hoofnagle explains how using a “deterrence by denial” strategy has been having surprising results in policing cybercrime.
George Washington University law professor Daniel Solove explains why he believes the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is “the most profound privacy law of our generation.”
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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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Here Are All the Battlefronts TikTok Is Currently Fighting On

“If a bunch of congressmen go to their teenagers and say they've banned their favorite app, there might be a lot of pushback and that could matter.” — Mark Lemley, Professor of Law, Stanford University
Mark Lemley
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July 20, 2020

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