Students of every stripe use DASH, as do teachers at community colleges, independent scholars, researchers from library-poor countries, medical patients, and legions of the merely curious. “Academics have underestimated the non-academic demand for their work,” said Suber, who is also director of the Harvard Open Access Project and a faculty fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.
Last week Google created an advisory committee to help it implement the “right to be forgotten” online that has been demanded by the European Court of Justice. It has its work cut out: the search giant has received more than 70,000 requests since May to decouple a claimant’s name from search results that may be true but are deemed “irrelevant” and presumably reputation-damaging.
“The surveillance law that purports to protect American communications contains several major loopholes,” said Axel Arnbak, a security and privacy law researcher at Harvard’s Berkman Center For Internet & Society. “We’ve found several known and also several new ways that intelligence agencies can exploit the legal loopholes.”