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A proposal to the FCC regarding a path forward on the topic of net neutrality. A primary point is recommending a compromise solution that both preserves the open internet and permits opportunity for reasonable product differentiation and network management on IP networks.
In this video interview with TAP, Alessandro Acquisti discusses his work at Carnegie Mellon in the area of privacy. He explains how research in behavioral economics can help us make sense of apparent inconsistencies in some of our decisions. He also addresses differences – both cultural and legal – in approaches to privacy around the world.
The Internet and other new communications platforms have given rise to a new array of privacy and security concerns. Much early work on privacy was written by lawyers and law professors. Over the years, however, economists have become interested in studying privacy. This post looks at privacy from an economic perspective.
Highlights from Wall Street Journal article by Professor Tim Wu’s on the “new monopolists.” Additionally, showcasing the discussion of his new book, “The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires,” in several major journals.
In an article published in The Hill, Christopher Yoo explains that the FCC’s proposal to reclassify the Internet as a Title II “telecommunications service” from its present status as a Title I “information service” won’t stand the legal test.
TAP will be interviewing Jules Polonetsky from Future of Privacy Forum tomorrow, November 10 at 2:00 pm EST/11:00 am PST about online privacy, including advancements and necessary improvements.
The Berkman Center for Internet & Society is hosting a talk today, Tuesday, November 9th how libraries are evolving to work with content that is increasingly moving to the cloud. The presentation will be webcast live at 12:30 pm ET.
TAP Guest blogger, Professor Frank Pasquale of Seton Hall, shares his view that at the very core of our information age economy, there is an accelerating fusion of government and business.
Professor John Palfrey participated in the Harvard National Security Journal forum on Concerns about Wiretapping the Internet. His piece addresses meeting law enforcement surveillance needs while respecting the privacy interests of ordinary citizens.
The Berkman Center for Internet & Society is hosting a talk Tuesday, November 9th on how libraries are evolving to work with content that is increasingly moving to the cloud. The co-directors of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab at Harvard Law School -- Kim Dulin and David Weinberger -- along with members of the Lab will demonstrate their lead project (ShelfLife) and talk about the Lab's proposed multi-library metadata server (LibraryCloud). The presentation will be webcast live at 12:30 pm ET.
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