Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017, 12:04 pm
Today’s digital landscape is constantly in flux, and it can sometimes be unclear how to govern a Web 3.0+ world. Who is responsible for overseeing the web? And can all digital consumers have access and choice within the internet’s changing ecosystem? These are the types of questions internet regulators grapple with on a daily basis. In this Q&A, Fátima Barros, head of the Portuguese National Regulatory Authority for Communications (ANACOM), describes why regulation is important and how ANACOM addresses these important digital quandaries.
Monday, Feb 6, 2017, 11:08 am
Fred Kaplan, "War Stories" columnist at Slate and author of "Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War," participated in a live Twitter chat on 1/31/17 to discuss cyber hacking and democracy in the digital age. Below, Kaplan (@fmkaplan) answers questions from Princeton's Twitter community.
Friday, Jan 27, 2017, 9:31 am
Princeton professor Nick Feamster participated in the State of the Net conference on a panel discussing the future of security for the Internet of Things.
Thursday, Jan 26, 2017, 10:00 am
Can liberty survive the digital age? In this WooCast episode, Princeton University professors Jennifer Rexford and Janet Vertesi discuss internet infrastructure and its effect on how people use the web as a vehicle for communication and information. This episode is part of a series featuring panelists who will participate in the upcoming Princeton-Fung Global Forum: “Society 3.0+: Can Liberty Survive the Digital Age?”
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017, 11:13 am
In an age where technology is often used to harm, can it still be harnessed to advance human dignity and equality? This is the mission of the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), a global nonprofit committed to advancing digital rights. Led by President and CEO Nuala O’Connor, the center is committed to ensuring that human rights in the physical world translate to digital spheres. In this Q&A, O’Connor describes how technology can be designed to protect human rights in the digital world. She will be a panelist at the upcoming Princeton-Fung Global Forum, “Society 3.0+: Can Liberty Survive the Digital Age?” in the session “Panel 4: Communication Silos and Information Overload.”
Monday, Jan 23, 2017, 5:15 pm
Raising further questions about privacy on the internet, researchers from Princeton and Stanford universities, including Princeton's Arvind Narayanan who will be a panelist at the Princeton-Fung Global Forum in Berlin, have released a study showing that a specific person's online behavior can be identified by linking anonymous web browsing histories with social media profiles.
Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017, 10:39 am
Governments around the world tried to shut down the internet nearly 50 times in 2016, raising serious questions about the value and harms of online censorship in a world dramatically influenced by the digital sphere. In this Q&A, Jillian York of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), explains what she sees as the risks associated with online censorship and mass surveillance. An avid blogger, York is the EFF's director for international freedom of expression and is based in Berlin. York will be a panelist at the Princeton-Fung Global Forum, “Society 3.0+: Can Liberty Survive the Digital Age?” in the session “Access (Denied) to Information."
Q&A: Online Health Care Records to Automated Cars – Privacy and Economic Policy Needed to Keep Up with Our Rapidly Evolving World
Tuesday, Dec 20, 2016, 10:21 am
Phil Weiser, founder of the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado, works hard to “know what’s next” in the world of telecommunications, internet, privacy and policy. He has dedicated the past 20 years to telecommunications and law, starting his career at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, leading the implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 when the internet was just beginning to take off. In this Q&A, Weiser describes the inherent challenges embedded within technological advancement.
Thursday, Dec 8, 2016, 10:04 am
Ronaldo Lemos, Director of the Institute for Technology & Society of Rio de Janeiro, participated in a live Twitter chat on 12/7/16 to discuss internet regulation, civil rights, privacy and net neutrality. Read Lemos (@lemos_ronaldo) answers questions from Princeton's Twitter community.
Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016, 2:08 pm
Princeton-Fung Forum speaker Eszter Hargittai, professor in the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research at the University of Zurich, along with Keith Hampton, discuss whether or not social media's ability to limit discussion to likeminded others, and to use algorithms that limit exposure to diverse news, are factors that played a major role in Trump's White House victory.