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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Internet to Artists: Drop Dead

Stan Liebowitz
Source: The Wall Street Journal
January 24, 2012

Cracking Teenagers’ Online Codes

danah boyd
Source: The New York Times
January 20, 2012

Why the feds smashed Megaupload

James Grimmelmann
Source: Ars Technica
January 19, 2012

Verizon Versus Google Wallet

Barbara van Schewick
Source: IEEE’s Techwise Conversations
January 13, 2012

Grimmelmann - Google’s Social Move Attracts Critics

James Grimmelmann
Source: The New York Times
January 10, 2012

Lemley - Google’s Social Move Attracts Critics

Mark Lemley
Source: The New York Times
January 10, 2012

HLS Professors Push for Data-Use in Internet Policy

John Palfrey
Source: The Harvard Crimson
December 5, 2011
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TAP Blog

LinkedIn v. HiQ and the Trans-Atlantic Privacy Divide

Professor Omer Tene, IAPP Senior Fellow, examines the hiQ Labs vs. LinkedIn Corporation decision to highlight the deep divide around the notion of privacy and data protection between Europe and the U.S. This decision also shows the sharp lines between privacy and competition policy, particularly in the context of major tech platforms and the data ecosystems they nurture.

Omer Tene

Fact Sheets

Search Engines, Advertising, and Auctions

Search engines – such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, and a variety of other smaller search engines – help users find what they are looking for online by finding web pages that match user-entered keywords. Search engines are free to users, but typically earn revenue through paid advertising.

Featured Article

More Than Money: Correlation Among Worker Demographics, Motivations, and Participation in Online Labor Market

Demographic factors such as age, gender, education and income sources explain participation in online labor markets such as Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. Men and women feel equal pressure to earn money, but schedule work differently.

By: Mary L. Gray, Siddharth Suri, Wei-Chu Chen