Automated systems fight ISIS propaganda, but at what cost? | The Verge, 6 September 2016

“A lot of news organizations have broadcast portions of those videos, and have made a decision that those excerpts are newsworthy,” says Vivek Krishnamurthy, a clinical instructor at Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic. “Will those uses that are more innocent also come down automatically?”

Source: Automated systems fight ISIS propaganda, but at what cost? | The Verge

Google Resolves ‘Safari Hack’ Privacy Battle For $5.5 Million, 1 September 2016

The deal, which received preliminary approval on Wednesday, requires Google to donate around $3 million to six schools and nonprofits — Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, Center for Democracy & Technology, Public Counsel, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, and the Center for Internet & Society at Stanford University.

Source: Google Resolves ‘Safari Hack’ Privacy Battle For $5.5 Million 09/01/2016

‘Grumpy hold-outs’ could sink Bitfinex recovery plan after Bitcoin theft – Yahoo Singapore Finance, 15 August 2016

But Patrick Murck, a fellow at Harvard University’s BerkmanKlein Center for Internet & Society, said the Bitfinex plan wasunlikely to survive a legal challenge.”It might be a pyrrhic victory. You might still end up withless money,” said Murck, who is also co-founder of the BitcoinFoundation and its former general counsel, but the “odds arefairly low” that nobody will test it in court.

Source: ‘Grumpy hold-outs’ could sink Bitfinex recovery plan after Bitcoin theft – Yahoo Singapore Finance

Taking time off from tech: How many people need to ‘digital detox’? – CSMonitor.com, 4 August 2016

“When we take a break from tech, we’re taking a break from our usual social involvement, which is what we typically have done in our vacations before there was tech. We go somewhere where our friends are not, perhaps a place that offers us more solitude,” says David Weinberger by email, fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.

Source: Taking time off from tech: How many people need to ‘digital detox’? – CSMonitor.com

Hacking of DNC raises fears of cyber attack on US election – Breitbart, 3 August 2016

Bruce Schneier, chief technology officer of the IBM security firm Resilient and a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center, also warned of the gravity of such attacks. “This kind of cyber attack targets the very core of our democratic process,” Schneier said in a blog post.

Source: Hacking of DNC raises fears of cyber attack on US election – Breitbart