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Google acknowledged recently that its Street View cars had inadvertently collected more personal data than previously realized. The FTC and government agencies around the world react.
Professor Frank Pasquale of Seton Hall, discusses privacy concerns with the development of health data infrastructures.
The Berkman Center for Internet & Society is hosting a talk today, Tuesday, November 2nd, on the use of online labor markets in research studies. The presentation will be webcast live at 12:30 pm ET.
The Berkman Center for Internet & Society is hosting a talk Tuesday, November 2nd on the use of online labor markets in research studies. The presentation will be webcast live at 12:30 pm ET.
Geotagging is the practice of adding location information, such as GPS coordinates, to different types of media. With images, the location information is embedded in a way that may not be visible to users. Geotagging raises major privacy concerns. This post outlines a report showing how easy it is to correlate geotagged data with corresponding publicly-available information.
Facebook and privacy concerns are in the news again. This post provides an overview of the Wall Street Journal findings about Facebook’s apps transmitting identifying information to advertising companies; and responses from Facebook, the Congressional House Bipartisan Privacy Caucus, and a Twitter community.
Tim Wu, Professor of Law at Columbia University, recently discussed his new book, The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires. In this video interview, Professor Wu and Jeffrey Toobin of The New Yorker discuss how forms of communication –from the telephone to the Internet – are eventually controlled by monopolies; the battle between Apple and Google; and the future of information technology.
Josh Lerner, Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School, discusses his new book, "The Comingled Code, Open Source and Economic Development," in this video interview.
With reports of cyberbullying activities leading to the tragic suicide of the bullies’ victims, the New York Times “Room for Debate” section prompted a debate over Cyberbullying and a Student's Suicide. John Palfrey, professor of law at Harvard Law School, participated in this debate with Solutions Beyond the Law.
Should Google be held responsible for the copyright infringement that its YouTube website facilitates? The IP Colloquium engages in the issues underlying this question by drawing on excerpts from the voluminous materials filed over the past three years in the Viacom/Google litigation.
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