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Berkman Center for Internet and Society

2014: The Year of The Truman Show

James Moore | Posted 09.13.2014 | Technology
James Moore

When The Truman Show debuted to great acclaim 16 years ago this summer, film critics were, initially, slightly baffled. Audiences were intrigued, though, by the story of a man whose life was being secretly broadcast to the world and had billions of viewers.

Intensifying Cyber Threats

Jonathan Zittrain | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Zittrain

Perceived digital warfare is escalating as a sophisticated breed of attack against corporations, governments and individuals.

Beware of Google's Mouthpieces About Google Glasses

Jamie Court | Posted 05.14.2013 | Technology
Jamie Court

Google Glass opens a Pandora's box for society that will forever change it unless the public gets the right to hit delete and turn on its "Do Not Track Me" option.

Lady Gaga Launches 'Born This Way Foundation' To Fight Bullying

AP | Posted 01.02.2012 | Education

NEW YORK — Lady Gaga is launching a foundation with the help of the MacArthur Foundation and Harvard University. The Grammy-winning singer anno...

Digital Public Library

Berkman Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"We're grateful to Berkman for coordinating this historic effort to create a Digital Public Library of America and to fulfill the vision of an open, d...

Experts Urge Schools To Teach Digital Citizenship

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Following of a rash of teen deaths related to cyberbullying, experts on youth and the Internet say that schools aren't doing enough to teach students ...

Net Neutrality Versus the Telecom Pirates

Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michael Rose

Increasing broadband access worries some who fear it will lead to more piracy. But others are more concerned about "corporate pirates" who've tried to hijack control of the Internet for their own commercial benefit.

Study Finds Bias in 2008 Campaign -- Among Men Only

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

A new Harvard study reports that male voters displayed "in-group" bias for people who shared their candidate preference in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, while women voters did not.

Geolocation Filtering: How to Alienate Business Customers Without Really Trying

Jillian York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jillian York

Just as DVD region codes limit viewing to a geographic area, the geofiltering of web-based videos and other sites limits viewers from outside of a particular region from accessing them.

Grand Old Social Networking Party

Renee Feltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Renee Feltz

The Republican Party has always had a top-down approach to the Internet, using it primarily to deliver messages rather than mobilize supporters. But is the GOP ready for a Web revolution?