Bruce Schneier, a fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, says “there is no clear answer” on when the government is justified in keeping flaws to itself for its own hacking purposes, in part because more information is needed on how often flaws are disclosed to companies running the software.
Monthly Archives: May 2016
Facebook scrambles to contain fallout | TheHill, 13 May 2016
“You don’t want to alienate half your customers, and if you were to declare an allegiance independent of the reader to whom you are supposed to be tailoring a feed, I think that could really hurt your business,” said Jonathan Zittrain, faculty director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.
MacArthur’s Thought Police – Capital Research Center | Capital Research, 13 May 2016
MacArthur has been interested in global online censorship since 2007, when it teamed up with Harvard’s Berkman Center to track governmental Internet censorship worldwide.
Source: MacArthur’s Thought Police – Capital Research Center
The New Age of Surveillance – Harvard Law Today, 10 May 2016
“Some analysts think this is the future—it’s huge, as big as the Internet and World Wide Web,” says David O’Brien, a senior researcher at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at HLS. “It’s hard to separate the hype from reality, but signs suggest we’re at the early stages of a tectonic shift.”
Intelligence community pushes back on encryption report | TheHill, 9 May 2016
Wyden had demanded feedback on the report, produced by Harvard’s Berkman Center, during a February hearing on the topic. Titled “Don’t Panic,” the study suggests that law enforcement will be able to turn to alternative data streams in order to conduct needed surveillance.
Source: Intelligence community pushes back on encryption report | TheHill
Bitcoin Backers Debate Whether False Founding Claims Hurt the Virtual Currency | VICE News, 8 May 2016
“It’s just unfortunate,” said Patrick Murck, a fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and a co-founder of the Bitcoin Foundation. “It’s just another piece of senseless drama that is a distracting from the really important stuff that’s happening.”
Source: Bitcoin Backers Debate Whether False Founding Claims Hurt the Virtual Currency | VICE News
The IC Thinks Harvard Is Wrong About Encryption – Lawfare, 8 May 2016
One of the important recent contributions to the encryption debate was a report from the Berkman Center at Harvard, “Don’t Panic.”
Source: The IC Thinks Harvard Is Wrong About Encryption – Lawfare
Stuck At The ‘Last-Mile’: Rural Mass. Fights For High-Speed Internet | WBUR, 6 May 2016
A new report from Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society is criticizing the state for delaying funding for a regional network.
Source: Stuck At The ‘Last-Mile’: Rural Mass. Fights For High-Speed Internet
Gov. Baker names new team to head ‘last mile’ broadband project in Western Massachusetts | masslive.com, 6 May 2016
Harvard think tank faults Baker administration for stalled rural broadbandThe Berkman Center for Internet & Society urged Mass Broadband to work with WiredWest, a six-year-old cooperative of member towns formed in 2010.
Source: Gov. Baker names new team to head ‘last mile’ broadband project in Western Massachusetts | masslive.com
Lawyers Argue Bitcoin Needs Change in Money-Transmitting Laws – CoinDesk, 4 May 2016
Patrick Murck of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, who spoke about how to trace ownership of digital assets and what kind of property rights can be claimed
Source: Lawyers Argue Bitcoin Needs Change in Money-Transmitting Laws – CoinDesk