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.

Naked truth: US law doesn’t require websites to block revealing photos stolen from stars | Star Tribune, 4 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.

via Naked truth: US law doesn’t require websites to block revealing photos stolen from stars | Star Tribune.

Uber Picks David Plouffe to Wage Regulatory Fight – NYTimes.com, 19 August 2014

Jonathan Zittrain, a professor of law and computer science at Harvard, said companies realized how high the stakes were and were hiring accordingly.“A tweet-length change to a law could spell the difference between success and failure of an entire new sector,” he said.

via Uber Picks David Plouffe to Wage Regulatory Fight – NYTimes.com.

Harvard Berkman Center Fellow Judith Donath says pseudonyms make better citizens | Harvard Magazine Sep-Oct 2014

People socialize online more than ever: posting photos on Instagram, job-hunting on LinkedIn, joking about politics on Twitter, and sharing reviews of everything from hotels to running shoes. Judith Donath, a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, argues against using real names for most of these Internet interactions and relying instead on pseudonyms.

via Harvard Berkman Center Fellow Judith Donath says pseudonyms make better citizens | Harvard Magazine Sep-Oct 2014.

Big Data Firm Says It Can Link Snowden Data To Changed Terrorist Behavior : The Two-Way : NPR, 1 August 2014

Others are less sure that you can draw a straight line from Snowden to the changes in al-Qaida’s encryption program. Bruce Schneier, a technologist and fellow at the Berkman Center at Harvard, said it’s hard to tell.

via Big Data Firm Says It Can Link Snowden Data To Changed Terrorist Behavior : The Two-Way : NPR.