Academic Writing

Public-Private Cybersecurity

Author(s): 
Kristen E. Eichensehr
Publication Date: 
October 6, 2016
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

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The Law of Cyber Peace

Author(s): 
Scott Shackelford
Publication Date: 
July 5, 2016
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

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Online tracking: A 1-million-site measurement and analysis

Author(s): 
Arvind Narayanan
Publication Date: 
May 22, 2016
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

Online tracking: A 1-million-site measurement and analysis is the largest and most detailed measurement of online tracking to date. We measure stateful (cookie-based) and stateless (fingerprinting-based) tracking, the effect of browser privacy tools, and "cookie syncing". 

This measurement is made possible by our web measurement tool OpenWPM, a mature platform that enables fully automated web crawls using a full-fledged and instrumented browser.

Inefficiently Automated Law Enforcement

Author(s): 
Woodrow Hartzog
Publication Date: 
May 4, 2016
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

For some crimes the entire law enforcement process can now be automated. No humans are needed to detect the crime, identify the perpetrator, or impose punishment. While automated systems are cheap and efficient, governments and citizens must look beyond these obvious savings as manual labor is replaced by robots and computers.

Digital Piracy Debunked: a Short Note on Digital Threats and Intermediary Liability

Author(s): 
Giancarlo Frosio
Publication Date: 
March 23, 2016
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing
In the last two decades, the industry has deployed endlessly the rhetoric of the “digital threat” in order to demand harsher measures against digital piracy. Recently, the “digital threat” discourse called for enhanced liability of online intermediaries, especially those whose platforms may be used to infringe copyright. This short paper shows that the “digital threat” discourse is based on shaky grounds. Two related arguments might run against this approach. First, market conditions might incentivise piracy.

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