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The Cybersecurity 202: Lawmakers Want Intelligence Chiefs to Help Counter Threat from Doctored Videos

"Having the director of national intelligence reporting to Congress, having the threat bandied about very publicly, could get platforms to work more on these problems. This is the kind of feedback loop we need." — Danielle Citron, Professor of Law, University of Maryland


Danielle Citron
Source: The Washington Post
September 14, 2018

IBM Has Invented Coffee Drones – and They Predict When You Need a Cup

"It's a combination of technology that is ready for prime time and technology that clearly is not ready for prime time. It's a drone that flies coffee around. It's going to be hard, cross referencing all these (factors) ... Why not use a land-based cart?" — Ryan Calo, Professor of Law, University of Washington


M. Ryan Calo
Source: CNBC
August 22, 2018

The Unlikely Activists Who Took On Silicon Valley — and Won

This article outlines the path one California resident, Alastair Mactaggart, took to pursue privacy legislation through a statewide ballot initiative. University of California, Berkeley privacy expert Chris Hoofnagle was asked to share his expertise.


Chris Hoofnagle
Source: The New York Times Magazine
August 14, 2018

Artificial Intelligence Will Replace Tasks, Not Jobs

"Tasks within jobs typically show considerable variability in 'suitability for machine learning' while few -- if any -- jobs can be fully automated using machine learning. Machine learning technology can transform many jobs in the economy, but full automation will be less significant than the re-engineering of processes and the reorganization of tasks." — Erik Brynjolfsson, Professor of Economics, MIT Sloan School of Management


Erik Brynjolfsson
Source: Forbes
August 14, 2018

Inside the Decades-Long Fight to Protect Your Children’s Data From Advertisers

"I want these tools, you want these tools, everyone wants these tools. The question is: on what terms are they offered to you?" — Chris Hoofnagle, Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley


Chris Hoofnagle
Source: New York Magazine
August 13, 2018

The Future of Work: Will Robots Take My Job?

"Automation is almost always about automating a task, not the entire job." — James Bessen, Economist, Boston University


James Bessen
Source: Knowable Magazine
July 28, 2018

What the Russia Hack Indictments Reveal About Bitcoin

"Yet what makes Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies appealing to criminals also limits their usefulness to them. Bitcoin transaction records helped investigators find the Russian agents under indictment." — Kevin Werbach, Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics, University of Pennsylvania


Kevin Werbach
Source: The New York Times
July 22, 2018

Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You — And It Could Raise Your Rates

"The risk of improper use is extremely high. And data scores are not properly vetted and validated and available for scrutiny." — Frank Pasquale, Professor of Law, University of Maryland


Frank Pasquale
Source: NPR’s Morning Edition
July 17, 2018

Schools Face Civil Liberties Battles in Effort to Adopt Facial Recognition

As Evan Selinger, a professor of philosophy at the Rochester Institute of Technology, pointed out in a recent essay, facial recognition is a technology so "potently, uniquely danger," "so inherently toxic," it warrants being "completely rejected, banned, and stigmatized" — not just in schools, but everywhere.


Evan Selinger
Source: The Journal
July 17, 2018

Bots of the Internet, Reveal Yourselves!

"Political commentary comes in different forms. Imagine a concerned citizen sets up a bot to criticize a particular official for failing to act on climate change. Now say that official runs for re-election. Is the concerned citizen now in violation of California law?" — Ryan Calo, Professor of Law, University of Washington


M. Ryan Calo
Source: The New York Times
July 16, 2018
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Symposium on Applications of Contextual Integrity Report

Discussing contextual integrity as a framework to design, evaluate, and craft regulation for privacy was the focus of last month’s symposium hosted by Princeton’s Center for Information Technology and Cornell Tech’s Digital Life Initiative. Read the summary of the report.

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Wireless and Mobile Communications

Wireless or “mobile” devices send information one-to-one (like mobile phones), one-to-many (like AM or FM radio), or many-to-many (like Wi-Fi Internet access). Wireless devices send and receive signals along the electromagnetic spectrum in the form of waves similar to visible light or sound.

Featured Article

Higher Standards: Regulation in the Network Age

The author argues that the FCC should move towards a standards-based approach to overseeing digital networks.

By: Kevin Werbach