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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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What We Know Now About the Business Impact of Hybrid Work

“But the biggest challenge—and maybe the one unexpected bit—is how much employees have got comfortable with choice of days in the office and like to flip that around each week, for whatever reason, childcare reasons, work, personal reasons, etc. ” — Nicholas Bloom, Professor of Economics, Stanford University


Nicholas Bloom
Source: Time
September 6, 2022

COVID-19 changed office work. Here's what the 'next normal' looks like as people return.

“Canada has, like the U.S., a highly developed economy with a high number of professional jobs that can [be] done remotely, a highly educated workforce and many people living a long commute from work.” — Nicholas Bloom, Professor of Economics, Stanford University


Nicholas Bloom
Source: CBC
September 4, 2022

California Passes Bill Aimed at Making the Internet Safer for Kids

“The bill's [California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act (AB 2273)] requirements that platforms seek to assess users’ ages to offer them appropriate content, while well intentioned, could be overly intrusive and undermine efforts to provide these users more privacy.” — Eric Goldman, Professor of Law, Santa Clara University


Eric Goldman
Source: CNBC
August 30, 2022

Workers Face Pressure As Top Companies Push Post-Labor Day Return to Office

“Longer-run WFH will grow as the technology supporting this continues to improve, with innovations around virtual reality, holograms, video and sound, and cloud.” — Nicholas Bloom, Professor of Economics, Stanford University


Nicholas Bloom
Source: Newsweek
August 29, 2022

The Plan to Blow Up the Internet, Ostensibly to Protect Kids Online

“The AADC requires businesses to adopt protective practices for children. On the surface, this sounds pretty good. However, to achieve this outcome, businesses must know which users are kids. This would require businesses to authenticate all of their users’ ages — and that is bad news for everyone.” — Eric Goldman, Professor of Law, Santa Clara University


Eric Goldman
Source: Capitol Weekly
August 18, 2022

She warned other women on TikTok about her ex-boyfriend. Then she received a cease-and-desist.

“You see a lot of mischief online in ways that torment and exploit the privacy of women, girls and minorities … [and yet] we’re gnashing our teeth when people are using online tools to protect themselves.” — Danielle Citron, Professor of Law, University of Virginia


Danielle Citron
Source: CNN
July 18, 2022

Lofi Girl Disappeared from YouTube and Reignited Debate Over Bogus Copyright Claims

“We ended up with this system because in the 1990s, when the contours of the internet and copyright are still coming into view, this is the compromise that representatives of the copyright industries and the internet industries worked out.” — James Grimmelmann, Professor of Law, Cornell University


James Grimmelmann
Source: NPR
July 16, 2022

Would You Pay $40 a Month to Have Strangers Watch You Work?

[On the subject of virtual office platforms]: “You’re taking part of the office experience, maybe 10 or 20 percent of it, maybe more for some people, and replicating it. I see it as something that will have a niche appeal.” — Nicholas Bloom, Professor of Economics, Stanford University


Nicholas Bloom
Source: The New York Times
July 15, 2022

Abortion Bans Are Going to Make Stalkerware Even More Dangerous

“Policymakers tend to view privacy violations in silos, so they pursue reforms in a piecemeal manner. One day, proposals focus on nonconsensual pornography; the next, deepfake sex videos, still another, the confidentiality of people’s COVID statuses; and so on. To the extent that the law is updated, the reforms are often overly narrow. ” — Danielle Citron, Professor of Law, University of Virginia


Danielle Citron
Source: Slate – Future Tense
July 5, 2022

Social Media Giants Brace for Lawsuits Thanks to Texas Anti-Censorship Law

“A big flood of lawsuits is expected against the social media platforms if HB 20 remains in effect. The Texas plaintiff lawyers will be pretty fired up.” — Eric Goldman, Professor of Law, Santa Clara University


Eric Goldman
Source: Washington Examiner
May 20, 2022
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Outsourcing IT and Technological Differentiation: Evidence from Digital Startups

In a new paper, Michael Impink, doctoral candidate in Strategy at NYU Stern School of Business, examines the tradeoff between efficiencies gained from outsourcing IT and the ability to differentiate digital products.

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Fact Sheets

Wireless and Mobile Communications

Wireless or “mobile” devices send information one-to-one (like mobile phones), one-to-many (like AM or FM radio), or many-to-many (like Wi-Fi Internet access). Wireless devices send and receive signals along the electromagnetic spectrum in the form of waves similar to visible light or sound.

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Anticipatory News Infrastructures: Seeing Journalism’s Expectations of Future Publics in Its Sociotechnical Systems

The news media expects certain types of news and certain types of public life; these expectations can affect outcomes, if people cannot imagine alternatives to the futures described by the press.

By: Mike Ananny, Megan Finn