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  • TWiL 69: Do Lawyers Dream Of Electric Sheep?

    Date published: 
    July 17, 2010

    Ryan Calo, a residential fellow at the Center for Internet & Society, talks to Denise Howell of TWiL about robotics and the law:

    Robots, What Happens When They Get More Then Just Your Beer, and more.

    Guests: Evan Brown, Ryan Calo and Mary-Anne Williams

  • Erasing All Digital Footprints 'Impossible'

    Date published: 
    July 6, 2010

    Ryan Calo, a residential fellow at Stanford Law's Center for Internet and Society, is quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle on the difficulties of erasing one’s digital footprint:

    It's been almost two decades since mainstream users began trekking into the library-slash-playground known as the World Wide Web. Now, several years into that excursion, many are taking a long hard look at the trail they've left behind.

  • How Facebook Has Changed Our Idea Of 'Too Much Information'

    Date published: 
    June 28, 2010

    Ryan Calo, a residential fellow at the Center for Internet & Society, is quoted on how Facebook has changed the nature of privacy on the Internet. Scott Duke Harris of the San Jose Mercury News filed this story:

    The other day on the Internet, one man's Facebook circle received a public service announcement of sorts: This goes out to any girl that ive ever been with. I got tested today for Herpes and i came out positive.

    Privacy just isn't what it used to be.

  • Privacy Worries Inspire A New Wave Of Startups

    Date published: 
    June 1, 2010

    Ryan Calo, a residential fellow at the Center for Internet & Society, is quoted on reactions to Facebook's privacy policies in this article on investments in Internet privacy startups. Alejandro Martínez-Cabrera of the San Francisco Chronicle reports:

    Amid the recent public backlash to the way some of the titans of the Internet handle users' personal data, a slate of ambitious online startups are aiming to squeeze into the fields of social networking and search by touting a stronger focus on privacy.

  • Facebook Privacy Woes Make Little Impact On Site’s Popularity

    Date published: 
    May 26, 2010

    Ryan Calo, a residential fellow at the Center for Internet & Society, is quoted on changes to Facebook's privacy policies. Brian Womack of Bloomberg reports:

    Facebook Inc. has rankled politicians from Amsterdam to Washington for failing to protect personal privacy. Yet for all the criticism, users are flocking apace to the world’s largest social network.

  • Facebook Unveils New, Simpler Privacy Settings

    Date published: 
    May 26, 2010

    Ryan Calo, a residential fellow at the Center for Internet & Society, talks to David Louie of KGO News about recent changes to Facebook's privacy settings, which makes them easier for users of the social network to set:

    Palo Alto-based Facebook Tuesday announced changes to its privacy settings. The social networking website had been facing growing criticism from Capitol Hill to Main Street.

  • Free Speech vs. Hate Speech On Facebook

    Date published: 
    May 20, 2010

    Ryan Calo, a residential fellow at the Center for Internet & Society, is quoted in this article on Facebook's monitoring of potentially offensive content on a global platform. Helen A.S. Popkin of MSNBC filed this story:

    Despite its 400 million-plus active users, Facebook seems like it could really use a friend.

  • Comm Daily(R) Notebook

    Date published: 
    May 6, 2010

    Professor Barbara van Schewick is quoted in this article on net neutrality and broadband regulation:

  • Robot Rules

    Date published: 
    May 1, 2010

    Ryan Calo, a residential fellow at the Center for Internet & Society, is quoted on robotics and liability issues. Richard Acello of the ABA Journal filed this story:

    Robots may now be confined to sweeping living rooms and working assembly lines, but futurists and attorneys agree they are destined to take on a much greater role soon. Bill Gates has compared the development of robots to the earliest personal computers in the 1970s.

  • Stanford Project Aims To Gauge Online Privacy

    Date published: 
    April 19, 2010

    Ryan Calo, a residential fellow at the Center for Internet & Society, is quoted on the launch of WhatApp?, a website that reviews how well web applications protect users' privacy. Alejandro Martínez-Cabrera of the San Francisco Chronicle reports:

    Who ever reads the user agreements?

    As our lives have become more intertwined with the digital world, privacy advocates have become increasingly worried that we are often left with little other choice but to sign away any privacy concerns in the name of enjoying a fun or necessary service.

  • Court Decision Could Lead FCC To Redefine Internet

    Date published: 
    April 9, 2010

    Professor Barbara van Schewick talks to reporter Emily Badger about FCC Internet policy and net neutrality:

    A federal appeals court in D.C. earlier this week threw up a roadblock to the Federal Communications Commission’s plans for the future of the Internet in America. The details of the case were relatively straight-forward: Comcast was caught interfering with traffic by customers using the cumbersome file-sharing application BitTorrent, flouting a 2005 FCC Internet policy stating that Web users are entitled to access the content and applications of their choice.

  • Care To Share Your Credit Card Statement?

    Date published: 
    April 8, 2010

    Ryan Calo, a residential fellow at the Center for Internet & Society talks to KALW's Martina Castro about online privacy in light of blippy.com, a site that shares financial details within a social network:

    Not that long ago, it was awkward, and even inappropriate, to share your personal business with the world. Relationship woes, resumes, credit card statements -- they were all considered "private."

  • New Web Site Created By Stanford Experts Offers Security Reviews Of App Market

    Date published: 
    April 2, 2010

    Ryan Calo, a residential fellow at the Center for Internet & Society, is quoted in the LA Times on the launch of WhatApp?, a website that reviews how well web applications protect users' privacy:

    With Apple Inc.'s iPad rolling out this weekend, developers are scrambling to create new applications — or apps.

    But are they safe? That's the question a new Web site hopes to help answer.

    Internet security experts at Stanford University launched a site Friday that reviews how well certain Web and mobile applications protect users' privacy.

    ...

  • Web And Mobile Apps Come Under Review On New Stanford Site

    Date published: 
    April 2, 2010

    Ryan Calo, a residential fellow at the Center for Internet & Society, is interviewed by the Stanford Report on the launch of WhatApp?, a website that reviews web and mobile apps for privacy, security, and openness. Adam Gorlick filed this story:

    About to download a new application to your smartphone? Ready to play a game on Facebook that requires you to join a network? All you have to do is share a little bit of personal information, trust the systems are secure, and you're on your way.

  • 'Harry Potter Lexicon' is focus Of Copyright Law And Fair Use Seminar At GVSU

    Date published: 
    April 1, 2010

    Jule Ahrens, associate director of the Fair Use Project, is mentioned as a speaker at the Copyright Law and Fair Use for Creative Artists Workshop:

    For RDR Books Inc., Grand Rapids author Steven Vander Ark's "The Lexicon: An Unauthorized Guide to Harry Potter Fiction and Related Materials" has been the second highest selling title in the Muskegon book publisher's 16-year history.

    "It's not a blockbuster. It's a good, solid reference book," said Roger Rapoport, owner of Muskegon-based RDR Books. "It's done well. We're very happy about that."

    ...

  • Blippy.com Shares Intimate Financial Details

    Date published: 
    March 9, 2010

    Ryan Calo, a residential fellow at the Center for Internet & Society, talks to Steve Inskeep of National Public Radio about online privacy in light of Blippy.com, a site that shares financial transactions within a social network:

    The Internet start-up Blippy.com keeps track of someone's spending habits online, much like Twitter keeps track of random thoughts. Users register a credit card with the site, and every transaction on that card is displayed to friends on Blippy.

    ...

    STEVE INSKEEP, host:

  • Google Earth Faces Pressure From Europeans

    Date published: 
    March 7, 2010

    Ryan Calo, a residential fellow at the Center for Internet & Society, talks to KCBS radio about privacy issues associated with Google's street view images:

    Google Earth can take you to just about any place you want to go on the planet and for some that's a problem. European Union officials are demanding that Google reduce the time it stores its street view images from 12 to six months. Ryan Calo of Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society says there's concern that individual privacy could be jeopardized.

  • Redrawing The Route To Online Privacy

    Date published: 
    February 28, 2010

    Ryan Calo, a residential fellow at the Center for Internet & Society, discusses his research on voice and animation technologies that emulate humans to deliver warnings about privacy issues to web browsers. Steve Lohr of the New York Times reports:

    On the Internet, things get old fast. One prime candidate for the digital dustbin, it seems, is the current approach to protecting privacy on the Internet.

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