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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 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.”
In the keynote speech for “re:publica 18,” danah boyd discussed media manipulation, accountability, and strategic silence in our current media ecosystem.
Economists Joshua Gans, Ajay Arawal, and Avi Goldfarb offer strategies to the business world for understanding and evaluating the implications of artificial intelligence on businesses.
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.
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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.

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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

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The European Commission Picks a Fight with Google Android over Business Models

In 2018, the European Commission (EC) ordered Google to change the way its Android software was licensed. The EC’s decision pressures Google to change its business model to mimic Apple.

By: Randal Picker