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.

The state of the podcast: An earlier internet technology roars back to prominence

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When students walk across Harvard Yard with earbuds in, they could be listening to music or talking on the phone. But nowadays, there’s a good chance they’re listening to a podcast. What listeners may not know is that podcasts started right here at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society in 2003.

When forgetting isn’t best: Zittrain discusses the ‘Right to be Forgotten’

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At a talk hosted by the Berkman Center in August, Jonathan Zittrain and members of the ACLU discussed problems raised by the 2014 European Court of Justice ruling – which gave EU citizens the ‘Right to be Forgotten’ by Google – and laid out potential alternatives.

Human trafficking requires an unconventional approach to policing and prevention

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At a talk hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet Society on June 23, Mitali Thakor, a PhD student in MIT’s HASTS program and a Berkman affiliate, discussed her findings on techniques and strategies for preventing and prosecuting child exploitation and human trafficking, and how new digital approaches to addressing these issues effect young people online.

John Palfrey on the importance of libraries in the digital information age (video)

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On June 22 at Harvard Law School, John Palfrey ’01, director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, spoke about his new book, “BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever In An Age of Google.” Palfrey, who previously served as vice dean for Libraries and Information Resources at Harvard Law School, made the case that libraries are more relevant than ever in