To better understand the attacks, Gazette staff writer Christina Pazzanese asked Harvard’s Jonathan L. Zittrain to comment by email on what happened and how institutions will have to react in order to protect themselves from future disruptions. Zittrain is a professor of law at Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School, and a professor of computer science at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He is also co-founder of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society.
Lead author Mary Madden, senior researcher for the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project, and colleagues at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University found 26 percent of teen app users have uninstalled an app because they learned it was collecting personal information
There’s good news and bad news in a study released last week from the Berkman Center and Pew Intenet about where teens look for online privacy advice.
The survey conducted with the Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society found 26 percent of teenage apps users have uninstalled an application because they found out it was collecting personal information they did not want to share.
And it’s all free — which is part of the motivation behind the DPLA. The idea germinated on the East Coast at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. John Palfrey, one of DPLA’s founders who now heads the exclusive private high school Phillips Academy, says he was concerned that the process of digitizing the nation’s books and records was being left to a private company, Google, which with publishers.
A new report from the Pew Research Center and Harvard’s Berkman Center provides more evidence that teens are concerned about privacy when using mobile devices. This follows last week’s report that American teens care about online privacy.
“People are feeling the heat, and I think there will be meaningful change,” Bruce Schneier, a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, said in an interview after the latest disclosure. Schneier, a critic of the NSA, said it’s become a “rogue agency” that’s ripe for legislative restrictions.
In the Internet age the old protection of whistleblowers via traditional media is insufficient to shield them from excessive prosecution. That’s why the First Amendment protection must be extended, argues Andy Sellars.
This is why my colleagues and I decided to apply machine learning algorithms to predict the authorship of opinions that are unsigned or whose attribution is disputed — we wanted to see if technology could help uncloak judicial anonymity. The challenging nature of parsing legal text algorithmically required broad collaboration across several different disciplines and institutions including computer science and engineering at MIT, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard, and a practicing lawyer. [Full credits below]
Yochai Benkler, a Harvard law professor who testified in Private Manning’s defense, praised the judge for making an “extremely important decision” that he portrayed as denying “the prosecution’s effort to launch the most dangerous assault on investigative journalism and the free press in the area of national security that we have seen in decades.”