Stolen photos of stars find ‘safe harbor’ online – San Jose Mercury News, 27 September 2014

“The platforms that host that content can’t readily police all of it the way that a newspaper can carefully select what should go in as a letter to the editor,” says Harvard University Law School professor Jonathan Zittrain, who is also co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

Some pre-screening of content is still done. YouTube prevents some video from being posted through a copyright-screening tool that was created after Google took over.

via Stolen photos of stars find ‘safe harbor’ online – San Jose Mercury News.

Stolen photos of stars find ‘safe harbor’ online – San Jose Mercury News, September 27 2014

“The platforms that host that content can’t readily police all of it the way that a newspaper can carefully select what should go in as a letter to the editor,” says Harvard University Law School professor Jonathan Zittrain, who is also co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

via Stolen photos of stars find ‘safe harbor’ online – San Jose Mercury News.

Hacking the Breast Pump – The New Yorker, 24 September 2014

But Willow Brugh, a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for the Internet and Society, who advised the organizers of the M.I.T. event, said that while public-interest hackathons are often very good at publicizing technical and social problems and generating novel ideas for solving them, hackathon success is no guarantee of commercial success.

via Hacking the Breast Pump – The New Yorker.

Berkman Center Kicks Off Digital Problem Solving Initiative | News | The Harvard Crimson, 12 September 2014

The Berkman Center for Internet and Society held a kickoff event for its Digital Problem Solving Initiative, a year-long program that brings together students and mentors from across the University to solve campus-wide issues through technology, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Gutman Library on Thursday.

via Berkman Center Kicks Off Digital Problem Solving Initiative | News | The Harvard Crimson.

With Apple Pay, the tech leader takes its shot at replacing the wallet – The Washington Post, 9 September 2014

“It won’t be too long before we look back on this era and think it’s nuts,” said Harvard law professor Jonathan Zittrain. He and other technology experts noted that Apple has a history of solving business riddles that have eluded others, as it did with the iPod, which thrived not only because of its stylish hardware but also because big record companies agreed to distribute their music through Apple’s iTunes store.

via With Apple Pay, the tech leader takes its shot at replacing the wallet – The Washington Post.

Should Tanks Be More Like iPhones? | Popular Science, 5 September 2014

Jonathan Zittrain, director of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, wonders if there’s a better way to stop stolen equipment from working. He proposes “kill switches,” like those found in iPhones, as a means for keeping American arms, given to allies, from working in the hands of enemies.

via Should Tanks Be More Like iPhones? | Popular Science.