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Jonathan Zittrain
Works at Harvard Law School, Berkman Center for Internet & Society
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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.” ...
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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
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+Jonathan Zittrain Maybe that +Alan Rusbridger  chap? :)
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Odd that it would be sweeter revenge to involuntarily connect up North Korea rather than DDoS it.
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With IPv6 as there is no more IPv4 left
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For bloggers and webmasters: the @BerkmanCenter seeks beta testers to preserve Web content through mutual aid: Amberlink.org
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Meticulous, unsettling and only slightly overstated account from @guardian on the Whisper app's user betrayals: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/16/-sp-revealed-whisper-app-tracking-users
‘Confessional’ app follows some users even after they have asked not to be tracked
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At this point in history, I think we can safely say that there is no way to guarantee anonymity on the internet. There are ways to make it harder for interested people to figure out who or where you are. (Posting to Whisper via Tor, perhaps -- though I imagine that wouldn't be wise to do on a military base.) But if a company handling your data and/or a government really wants to identify you or at least your location, they can. Am I right?
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Vital parts of the Web — humanity’s new home for discourse — are censored, poisoned, and lost amidst truthiness. Librari…
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Great article, and very timely. Thanks!
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Observers can match people's eyes to their dogs' -- and to their cars (only fronts). Can also match dogs to cars?! http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/bering-in-mind/2014/08/25/nice-grill-you-look-like-your-car-and-your-car-looks-like-your-dog-2/
Photograph by Glen Mitchell In a recent article over at Slate, I reviewed an astonishing new set of findings from Japan showing that subjects can correctly ...
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Who's up wanting to TALK? ????
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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, ...
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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/
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Time to get started on time capsule encryption ... http://econ.st/1EtDhhd
A DECADE ago, dozens of former fighters from both sides of Northern Ireland's Troubles sat down to talk about their roles for the oral history the Belfast Project....
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The Internet of Things: every product a service, tracked and disable-able by lender. Cars, houses, phones, fridge. http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/09/24/miss-a-payment-good-luck-moving-that-car
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Kill switch might not be the best phrase -- better to say "activation switch"?  ISIS captured three divisions' worth of American equipment -- and the tanks don't need ignition keys.  Maybe there's a way to improve that kind of situation with acceptable risk. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-case-for-kill-switches-in-military-weaponry/
Existing technology might have made it possible to disarm ISIS from a distance
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You would think that, after Shawn Nelson stole a tank in San Diego in 1995, the military would have at least thought to have some sort of locking mechanism built into their equipment to prevent unauthorized use.

I was living in San Diego when this happened, two blocks away from his chosen path -- crazy to see the thankfully-only-mechanical carnage he left in his wake.  The police were helpless to stop him, and if he hadn't tried to jump the median on the highway, who knows what would have happened.  Call in the jets from Coronado?

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2011/may/17/stolen-tank-rampaged-san-diego-streets-16-years-ag/
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