Profile

Cover photo
Jonathan Zittrain
Works at Harvard Law School, Berkman Center for Internet & Society
Attended Yale College
Lives in Cambridge, MA
296,162 followers|1,255,728 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

Jonathan Zittrain

Shared publicly  - 
 
Devious: this malware demands the typical ransom to decrypt your files, or ... your help in infecting two friends. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-scheme-spread-popcorn-time-ransomware-get-chance-of-free-decryption-key/
A in-development ransomware was discovered called Popcorn Time that intends to give victim's a very unusual way of getting a free decryption key. With Popcorn Time, not only can a victim pay a ransom to get their files back, but they can also try to infect two other people and have them pay the ransom in order to get a free key.
1
Brad Templeton's profile photo
 
You get this, you're going to immediately check if somebody you know gave it to you. Then pay the ransom and sure them for all costs plus they child go to jail for cfaa violations. Makes no sense. The amateurs can't hide the way the authors of the ransomware cab
Add a comment...

Jonathan Zittrain

Shared publicly  - 
 
Equating 🔫 with a gun confuses the 1st and 2nd Amendments. It leads to dangerous asks of Big Tech. My @nytimes oped:
4
Add a comment...

Jonathan Zittrain

Shared publicly  - 
With a showdown over privacy and national security issues underway between Apple and the FBI, the Gazette spoke with cyber security expert Michael Sulmeyer and Jonathan Zittrain, co-founder of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, about the pivotal yet competing issues raised by the case.
5
Add a comment...

Jonathan Zittrain

Shared publicly  - 
 
Web sites of the world unite! This explains the @berkmancenter's new Amber project to save the stuff you link to: https://youtu.be/25Kz7PqapG4 
5
Jonathan Zittrain's profile photoLauren Weinstein's profile photo
3 comments
 
+Jonathan Zittrain Just found the writeup. Looks excellent, including robots.txt support. BTW, had trouble viewing the homepage on the current dev Chrome -- just wouldn't scroll. Thanks!
Add a comment...

Jonathan Zittrain

Shared publicly  - 
 
How should we think about the obscure algorithms that shape our world? -- My thoughts at http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/2015/04/Zittrain
On the occasion of his appointment as the George Bemis Professor of International Law at Harvard Law School, Jonathan Zittrain will give a lecture entitled, “Love the Processor, Hate the Process: The Temptations of Clever Algorithms and When to Resist Them.” ...
13
6
Add a comment...

Jonathan Zittrain

Shared publicly  - 
 
A letter to PM Cameron about why compelled back doors are a bad idea. Worth converting to a UK e-petition? https://medium.com/@zittrain/dear-prime-minister-cameron-20th-century-solutions-wont-help-21st-century-surveillance-ff2d7a3d300c
Why a seemingly sensible proposal to compel back doors in Internet communications apps is a bad idea
13
5
Jonathan Zittrain's profile photoAlexander Howard's profile photoJohn Thomas's profile photo
4 comments
 
You might enjoy my blog series called "Turing's Nightmares" on possible scenarios around "The Singularity" -- https://petersironwood.wordpress.com
Add a comment...

Jonathan Zittrain

Shared publicly  - 
The Exxon Valdez after leaking more than 10 million gallons of oil into Alaska's Prince William Sound in March, 1989. Image via NOAA/Wikimedia The
4
1
Sara Riley's profile photo
 
Mind blown officially
Add a comment...

Jonathan Zittrain

Shared publicly  - 
John DeutchEmeritus Institute Professor, MITDirector of Central Intelligence Agency (1995-1996)Jonathan ZittrainGeorge Bemis Professor of International Law, Harvard Law SchoolCo-Founder, Director and
7
4
Paul Jimenez's profile photoRae. C. One's profile photo
3 comments
 
+Paul Jimenez no, however people LEASE cars and the courts ALREADY held that "cars" can be given the same privileges under the 1st and 4th amendments. When in the cases of "homelessness" the "cart" and "other belongings" are given the same consideration. BUT, more to the point, people MORTGAGE homes (a mortgage is like RENTING until you get the deed, BTW) the BANK can't keep the door locked either. And YES, Einstein, PEOPLE do LEASE/RENT phones.
Add a comment...

Jonathan Zittrain

Shared publicly  - 
Fears that encrypted communication will prevent agencies from tracking terrorists are overstated, according to a study that included current and former intelligence officials.
7
Byron Graham's profile photoEdward Morbius's profile photo
2 comments
 
+Alex Schleber​ ping.
Add a comment...

Jonathan Zittrain

Shared publicly  - 
 
Image credit: Wikimedia Commons Suppose a laptop were found at the apartment of one of the perpetrators of last year’s Paris attacks. It’s
2
1
James Jackson's profile photo
 
I'm sorry but your conclusion is wrong
Add a comment...

Jonathan Zittrain

Shared publicly  - 
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 5:00 pm. Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall Milstein West AB (second floor) Sponsored by Harvard Law School. On the occasion of his appointment as the George Bemis Professor of International Law at Harvard Law School, Jonathan Zittrain will give a lecture entitled, ...
12
3
Add a comment...

Jonathan Zittrain

Shared publicly  - 
 
I talked to Big Bang Theory writer Eric Kaplan about his new book, Does Santa Exist? Audio here: http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/futureoftheinternet/2014/12/26/does-santa-exist-a-chat-with-eric-kaplan/
7
Add a comment...
Story
Tagline
A small creature who likes to run around in universities
Education
  • Yale College
  • Harvard Law School
  • Harvard Kennedy School
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Work
Occupation
Teach; walk dog
Employment
  • Harvard Law School, Berkman Center for Internet & Society
    Teach; walk dog, present
  • Oxford University
  • Stanford University
  • New York University
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Cambridge, MA