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NYU’s Stern School of Business economics professor Nicholas Economides explains that the FCC’s vote to repeal net neutrality will “usher in the era of paid prioritization.”
Net neutrality expert Barbara van Schewick shares her reaction to the FCC’s recent vote that repealed net neutrality rules.
An article by George Mason University professor Joshua Wright explains the value of enabling the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to police internet service providers (ISPs).
Professors Evan Selinger and Brett Frischmann examine the net neutrality debate from the perspective that we are all content providers and content users. They believe that management of the internet should be based on the “timing and quantity of traffic flows.”
Columbia law professor Tim Wu provides a history lesson to help put FCC Chairman Pai’s proposed changes to net neutrality into perspective.
Stanford law professor Barbara van Schewick provides insights into the decades-long commitment that the FCC and its different Chairmen have undertaken to protect an open and accessible internet.
University of Chicago law and economics professor Omri Ben-Shahar examines the conflict between Uber and its drivers: are they independent contractors or employees?
George Washington University privacy law professor Daniel Solove discusses the complexities of complying with privacy laws around the globe.
In a recent Wall Street Journal article, AI Now co-founder Kate Crawford stresses that “digital brains can be just as error-prone and biased as ours.”
Data & Society founder danah boyd shares highlights from her keynote talk at the Strata Data Conference earlier this month. Dr. boyd discussed the intentional and unintentional manipulation of data.
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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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This Deal Helped Turn Google Into an Ad Powerhouse. Is That a Problem?

“If I knew in 2007 what I know now, I would have voted to challenge the DoubleClick acquisition,” — William Kovacic, Professor of Law, George Washington University
William E. Kovacic
The New York Times
September 21, 2020

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Internet Architecture and Innovation

This book analyzes the architecture of the internet, how it fosters innovation, and what that suggests for the future.

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