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Future of the Internet – And how to stop it.

Archived blog for Jonathan Zittrain, Author of The Future of the Internet

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A novel way of defending against mass uses of our data

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 15:55:41 +0000

AI is getting better at performing mass categorization of photos and text. A developer can scrape a bunch of photos from, say, Facebook — either directly, likely violating the terms of service, or through offering an app by which people consent to the access — and then use a well-trained categorizer to automatically discern ethnicity, […]

Should the director of OPM be fired over its massive data breach?

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:02:15 +0000

I participate in a regular poll by the Christian Science Monitor on Internet policy topics.  This week’s question was about the recent data breaches at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management: As you can see, most people said yes.  I count myself among good company among the noes, including Dan Kaminsky and Dan Geer.  My answer: […]

Does Santa Exist? A Chat with Eric Kaplan (Transcript)

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:17:53 +0000

Jonathan Zittrain: This is Jonathan Zittrain speaking. I’m on the line, wherever that is, with one Eric Kaplan, author of “Does Santa Exist? A Philosophical Investigation,” a book that I had the pleasure of reading and that Eric had the burden of writing—and we thought we would talk about it for a little bit. So, […]

Does Santa Exist? A Chat with Eric Kaplan

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 21:18:55 +0000

Eric Kaplan is a writer and producer of the Big Bang Theory. He’s also a student and teacher of philosophy. Put the two together and you get Does Santa Exist?, an exploration of metaphysics, life, and ethics, from the point of view of a dangerously smart comedian. Eric and I recorded a conversation about his book, below.  (Spoiler non-alert: […]

Everything you should know about … warrant canaries

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:07:29 +0000

  Guest post by Naomi Gilens, J.D. Candidate, Harvard Law School [I’m pleased to feature on the blog some of the best work undertaken by HLS students on Internet-related topics. –JZ] In 2002, the FBI used the newly-passed Patriot Act to demand that libraries secretly turn over records of patrons’ reading materials and Internet use. The […]

Why Libraries Matter

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:43:51 +0000

I’ve written up a piece on Medium on why libraries matter — you can find it here: Vital parts of the Web are censored, poisoned, and lost amidst truthiness. Libraries are our unusual defense. With thanks to Knight Foundation for its new Library Challenge.

Righting the right to be forgotten

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:45:15 +0000

The F-T just published a piece I wrote about the implementation of the right to be forgotten in Europe.  Here is a draft from which the op-ed was drawn: Last week Google formally launched a blue-ribbon committee of advisors to help it implement the European Court of Justice’s new “right to be forgotten.” Its work is cut out […]

Time capsule crypto can help us commit our secrets to history

Mon, 09 Jun 2014 13:57:24 +0000

More than a decade ago, researchers at Boston College interviewed people from both sides of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, promising each contributor to the “Belfast Project” that his or her interview recording wouldn’t be released until the contributor died. In the meantime, the tapes would be deposited at the College’s rare books library under […]

The ten things that define you

Thu, 15 May 2014 03:38:45 +0000

I’ve written an op-ed for the New York Times about the European Court of Justice’s ruling finding a “right to be forgotten.” After that and my initial blog post in reaction to the court’s ruling, I wanted to share some further thoughts on this fascinating and potentially far-reaching development. First, a refresher on the facts: A […]

Is the EU compelling Google to become

Tue, 13 May 2014 15:48:55 +0000

Today the EU’s highest court interpreted the EU’s 1995 Data Protection Directive to mean that individuals should have a shot at insisting that Google and other search engines remove certain search results found upon a search for their names, not because they are false, or infringe copyright, but because they violate a “respect for private life” […]