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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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A new article by Danielle Citron and her co-author Robert Chesney provides the first comprehensive survey of the harms caused by “deep fake” technology, and examines the powerful incentives that deep fakes produce for privacy-destructive solutions.
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.
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Broadband Access and Infrastructure

High-speed Internet access – often referred to as “broadband” – is a set of technologies that, taken together, are recognized as a potential catalyst for global economic and social change.

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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
CNN Business
July 20, 2020

Featured Article

Fixing Social Media's Grand Bargain

Social media firms like Facebook offer services for free in exchange for data from end users, using the data to sell advertising. This bargain encourages social media firms and advertisers to manipulate users.

By: Jack M. Balkin