Of Interest

  • Telcos 5G manifesto countered by call to online action

    Date published: 
    July 15, 2016

    "So it’s hardly surprising that the actual  inventor of the World Wide Web (hint, not a telco), Tim Berners-Lee, has chosen this moment to voice fierce opposition to any watering down of the European neutrality rules. He and two US public interest luminaries, Professor Lawrence Lessig and Professor Barbara van Schewick, have written a stiff letter addressed to ‘European citizens, lawmakers and regulators’.

  • Sir Tim Berners-Lee pushes for the closure of EU net neutrality loopholes

    Date published: 
    July 15, 2016

    "Issuing a letter, Berners-Lee hopes to ensure that EU regulation voted upon in October are enacted in full to close loopholes in the law, asking for the public to get involved.

    Alongside Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig and Stanford law professor Barbara van Schewick, Berners-Lee said: “Network neutrality for hundreds of millions of Europeans is within our grasp," the letter reads.

  • Sir Tim Berners-Lee calls on Europeans to help 'save the open internet'

    Date published: 
    July 15, 2016

    "However, Sir Tim, along with law professors Barbara van Schewick and Larry Lessig, has urged the public to engage in the consultation, which runs until July 18, in order to pressure regulators into closing what they call “potential loopholes” that could threaten net neutrality.

    “Network neutrality for hundreds of millions of Europeans is within our grasp,” the letter says.

  • T-Mobile, Pokémon GO, and Another Test for Net Neutrality

    Date published: 
    July 15, 2016

    "Net neutrality advocates warn that a world in which only the largest and most powerful companies can afford to secure preferential treatment from ISPs will stifle innovation. Unchecked, such a development would eventually limit consumer choice. In a January 2016 paper (PDF) critical of Binge On, Stanford Law School professor Barbara van Schewick distilled the primary issue:

  • Sir Tim Berners-Lee makes a last-minute plea to save net neutrality in Europe

    Date published: 
    July 15, 2016

    "Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the man who created the world wide web, is calling on regulators in Europe to protect net neutrality and "save the open internet." In a letter released this week, Berners-Lee, Stanford law professor Barbara van Schewick, and Harvard law professor Larry Lessig urged European regulators to implement guidelines that would close 

  • Tesla Won’t Be Able to Put Crash Defense on Autopilot

    Date published: 
    July 15, 2016

    "“Any argument will try to establish that Tesla acted in an unreasonable way that was a cause of the crash," said Bryant Walker Smith, a University of South Carolina law professor who researches automation and connectivity. “It doesn’t even need to be the biggest cause, but just a cause.""

  • US court rules in favour of Microsoft, gov't can't force access to email on Irish server

    Date published: 
    July 15, 2016

    "“The ruling is a striking victory for privacy over the threat of government access and overreach,” Omer Tene, vice president of research and education at at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), told SC via email. “It recognises that national borders exist even in cyber-space and the cloud. It places an emphasis on the location of data and servers in deciding which legal regime applies.” 

  • Pokémon Go is a reminder that many apps snoop

    Date published: 
    July 15, 2016

    "Apps are notorious for both collecting and sharing data, often in ways that have nothing to do with the functionality of the app, said Omer Tene, vice president of research and education for the International Association of Privacy Professionals, a trade group.

    There are legitimate reasons for apps to want users' data but many go far beyond that. Users need to pay attention and actively manage what they allow apps to collect and pass on about them.

  • Automated Vehicles Symposium 2016 (Past Event)

    July 19, 2016
    San Francisco

    Attendees will hear leading speakers, participate in interactive breakout sessions, and network with key innovators in this exciting field. Don't miss what's in store for the Automated Vehicles Symposium 2016.

    Affiliate Scholars Bryant Walker Smith and Patrick Lin are confirmed speakers. 

    For more information, visit the conference website

  • Four Days to Save the Open Internet in Europe: An Open Letter

    Barbara van Schewick
    Publication Date: 
    July 14, 2016
    Publication Type: 
    Other Writing

    Cross-posted from the World Wide Web Foundation.

    The post below is an open letter to European citizens, lawmakers and regulators, from our founder and Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Professor Barbara van Schewick, and Professor Larry Lessig. Join the conversation in the comments below or on Twitter using #savetheinternet or #netneutrality.

    We have four days to save the open Internet in Europe


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