Earlier this year, John Palfrey ’01, head of school at Phillips Academy and co-director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard, and Urs Gasser LL.M. ’03, Harvard Law School professor of practice and executive director of the Berkman Klein Center, published “Born Digital: How Children Grow Up in a Digital Age,” an expansion of their celebrated 2008 book “Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives.”
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“If we wouldn’t trust the government to curate all of what we read, why would we ever think that Facebook or any one company should do it?” said Jonathan Zittrain, faculty director at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard.
Uber has said it plans to monitor the location of riders only during and immediately after a ride. But Greg Leppert, who is affiliated with Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, is concerned about the amount of data Uber could conceivably gather.
To lay the legal foundation for the Digital Age, policymakers need to start wrapping their minds around the idea that we’re living in an era of technology, where everything we depend on is a computer that may be connected to the internet, says cryptographer Bruce Schneier, a fellow at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.
Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes, Harvard Law School and Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society Professor Yochai Benkler, Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza and Alaska State Senator Bill Wielechowski may not agree on everything, but they agree on this: Cash handouts have the potential to help Americans and the American economy.
“Although concerns of cyber crime and extremism do exist, we have to guard against becoming a paranoid state,” said Chinmayi Arun, Executive Director of the Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University Delhi and Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
To prevent more attacks, the government must increase security regulations for “what are now critical and life-threatening technologies,” according to Bruce Schneier, a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School and a well-known cybersecurity expert.