New Berkman report highlights co-op’s challenges to build a better fiber optic network

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On April 20, the Berkman Center for Internet and Society released “WiredWest: a Cooperative of Municipalities Forms to Build a Fiber Optic Network,” a report written by Berkman Center Co-director and Harvard Law Professor Susan Crawford; Waide Warner, Harvard Law lecturer and senior advisor at Berkman’s Cyberlaw Clinic; and Berkman fellow David Talbot.

New Berkman report curates best practices in transparency reporting

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‘The Transparency Reporting Toolkit: Survey and Best Practice Memos,’ a new report from the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the Open Technology Initiative, is a compilation of eight memos that look at the major challenges that U.S. Internet and telecommunications companies face when reporting on U.S. law enforcement and government requests for user information, and identify industry best practices for this transparency reporting.

Reconciling perspectives: New report reframes encryption debate

A new report by The Berklett Cybersecurity Project of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University,“Don’t Panic: Making Progress on the ‘Going Dark’ Debate,” examines the high-profile debate around government access to encryption, and offers a new perspective.

Yochai Benkler on whistleblowers, the news ecosystem and self-organizing in the commons

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Yochai Benkler, who has written extensively on the “networked public sphere,” including his influential book “The Wealth of Networks,” recently spoke about his proposal for a defense of whistleblowers, his testimony in a trial of a well-known leaker of military documents, and a problem he calls a growing crisis in the country.