Bruce Schneier, a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, said the Yahoo breach was very serious because so many Internet users routinely store sensitive data on Internet-based systems — not on the hard drives in their desktop PCs, for example. “We no longer keep our stuff on our computers,” he said. “We keep our stuff on their computers.”
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“The courts could say: If the public thinks the tax returns are so important, let it demand that the candidate authorize the IRS to release them on pain of losing votes,” said Jonathan Zittrain, a privacy expert and professor at Harvard Law School.
Ted Cruz and Glenn Beck are on a “crusade” over Internet governance and domain names. Their claims, however, don’t appear to be true.
“A lot of news organizations have broadcast portions of those videos, and have made a decision that those excerpts are newsworthy,” says Vivek Krishnamurthy, a clinical instructor at Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic. “Will those uses that are more innocent also come down automatically?”
The deal, which received preliminary approval on Wednesday, requires Google to donate around $3 million to six schools and nonprofits — Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, Center for Democracy & Technology, Public Counsel, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, and the Center for Internet & Society at Stanford University.
This spring, a report from Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society criticized the state for failing to spend $22 million on WiredWest, with one researcher calling the state’s last-mile broadband project “a tragic political mess.”