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E.U. Takes Aim at Big Tech’s Power with Landmark Digital Act

“It is possible that even the U.S. Congress will now conclude that they are done watching from the sidelines when the E.U. regulates U.S. tech companies and will move from talking about legislative reform to actually legislating.” — Anu Bradford, Professor of Law, Columbia University

Anu Bradford
Source: The New York Times
March 24, 2022

That Big Tech Exodus Out of California Turns Out to Be a Bust

“But [working in the office two or three days a week and remotely the remainder of the week] does not allow an employee to move to another metro area entirely because they must still commute to work on some days.” — Nicholas Bloom, Professor of Economics, Stanford University

Nicholas Bloom
Source: Los Angeles Times
March 23, 2022

Ty Haney Is Doing Things Differently This Time

“There’s a web3 that’s out there which is wonderful and trying to make the world a better place, but just by labeling something web3, it doesn’t mean power dynamics will magically reverse.” — Kevin Werbach, Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Kevin Werbach
Source: The New York Times
March 10, 2022

How to avoid propagating disinformation during the Russian invasion of Ukraine

“Russia’s network of grey propaganda creators know how to package content up for TikTok and other formats.” — Kate Starbird, Director, University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public (CIP)

Kate Starbird
Source: GeekWire
February 25, 2022

Appeals Court Upholds California’s Right to Enforce Its Net Neutrality Law While the FCC Remains at a Standstill

“Today’s ruling means California can continue to enforce its net neutrality law and protect Californians against unfair practices by the companies they pay to get online.” — Barbara van Schewick, Professor of Law, Stanford University

Barbara van Schewick
Source: CNBC
January 28, 2022

Facebook’s Unglamorous Mistakes

“It’s time to stop pretending like this is so different from other types of societal harms” — Ryan Calo, Professor of Law, University of Washington

M. Ryan Calo
Source: The New York Times
January 19, 2022

Why a Wide-Scale Return to the Office Is a Myth

“The return-to-office date has died. Endless waves of Covid have led most CEOs to give up, and instead set up contingent policies: if, when and how to return to the office.” — Nicholas Bloom, Professor of Economics, Stanford University

Nicholas Bloom
Source: BBC
January 14, 2022

Expect ‘huge battles’ over working from home between employees and bosses soon, says Stanford professor who’s studied remote work for 20 years

“If you look at who the decision makers at the big firms are, they are usually older, non-minority men who have no young kids in the house. If you’re a 55-year-old man that’s a CEO, it might be hard for you to understand how many of your employees really need hybrid/remote work.” — Nicholas Bloom, Professor of Economics, Stanford University

Nicholas Bloom
Source: CNBC’s Make It
January 7, 2022

This Is the White House's Plan to Take on Facebook

“The White House, like everyone else in Washington, recognizes that the tide is high and the time for action is now.” — Tim Wu, Special Assistant to the President for Technology and Competition Policy, National Economic Council

Tim Wu
Source: Time
October 7, 2021

Leaks Just Exposed How Toxic Facebook and Instagram Are to Teen Girls and, Well, Everyone

“In short, the problem with Facebook is Facebook.” — Siva Vaidhyanathan, Professor of Modern Media Studies, University of Virginia

Siva Vaidhyanathan
Source: The Guardian
September 18, 2021
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Nicholas Bloom Discusses the Future of Work in a Post-Pandemic World

Stanford economics professor Nicholas Bloom shared his learnings from two decades of researching remote work on the Recalibrate Reality podcast. Professor Bloom states, “The reality of 2022 onwards is that hybrid is here to stay.”

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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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Speech Across Borders

Several courts have ordered online service providers to take down content worldwide. Other rules restrict speech depending on the nationality and location of the speaker. Tech firms also curate content on a global scale.

By: Jennifer Daskal