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  • Internet Policy: Most Important Book In Years is Now Out

    Date published: 
    August 11, 2010

    Professor Barbara van Schewick's book, Internet Architecture and Innovation, is reviewed by Center for Internet and Society visiting scholar, Marvin Ammori, on his website:

    There’s a new book out on Internet policy that is essential reading for anyone interested in Internet policy—and probably for anyone interested in the law, economics, technology, or start-ups. I recommend it to everyone. It’s that good.

  • Putting A Price On Privacy

    Date published: 
    July 21, 2010

    Ryan Calo, a residential fellow at the Center for Internet & Society, is quoted in The International Herald Tribune on the value of personal information online. Steve Lohr reports:

    I recently wrote a column about a San Francisco start-up that is betting the time has come to make personal information online not only an asset consumers can manage but also a virtual currency that can be traded someday.

  • The Economics Of Privacy Pricing

    Date published: 
    July 19, 2010

    Ryan Calo, a residential fellow at the Center for Internet & Society, is quoted on the difficulty of determining the value of personal information in the marketplace:

    I wrote a Sunday column about a San Francisco start-up that is betting the time has come to make personal information online not only an asset consumers can manage, but also a virtual currency that can be traded someday.

  • The Web Means The End Of Forgetting

    Date published: 
    July 19, 2010

    Ryan Calo, a residential fellow at the Center for Internet & Society, is quoted in the New York Times on privacy issues in the age of online social media and his research on the effects of anthropomorphic icons on online sharing activities. Jeffrey Rosen files this story:

  • 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.

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