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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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Quotes

The Personal Computer Is Dead


Jonathan Zittrain
Source: Technology Review
November 30, 2011

Rushdie Runs Afoul of Web’s Real-Name Police


Chris Hoofnagle
Source: The New York Times
November 14, 2011

Report Finds Internet Anti-Trackers Insufficient


Lorrie Faith Cranor
Source: 90.5 Essential Public Radio (Pittsburgh)
November 8, 2011

Regulators Say Social Network Violated Child Privacy Law


danah boyd
Source: Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, FL)
November 8, 2011

Liberty Media Unit Says Standards Manipulated By Competitors

"There should be a concern. The standard-setting process can be used to manipulate the standards to be closer to what one company wants." — Nicholas Economides, Professor of Economics, New York University


Nicholas Economides
Source: Forbes
October 12, 2011

'Stingray' Phone Tracker Fuels Constitutional Clash


Michael B. Abramowicz
Source: The Wall Street Journal
September 21, 2011

Face-ID Tools Pose New Risk


Alessandro Acquisti
Source: Wall Street Journal
August 1, 2011

Freedom and Anonymity: Keeping the Internet Open


Jonathan Zittrain
Source: Scientific American
February 24, 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

The Surveillance Implications of Efforts to Combat Cyber Harassment

Surveillance helps stop cyber harassment, the abuse of victims online. Police use technology to record evidence posted on social media or to identify anonymous perpetrators. However, surveillance can be intrusive.

By: Danielle Citron, Liz Clark Rinehart