Stories about the Conficker worm have been spreading, worm-like, through both online and offline media, while the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto has documented an extensive espionage botnet they've called GhostNet...
Victoria Stodden will present the Reproducible Research Standard to realign the Intellectual Property framework with longstanding scientific norms and promote the release of all components of computational research.
The Berkman Center is pleased to announce that the Internet & Democracy project, in association with the Research Center for Information Law at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, has added a new set of case studies to its series of critical investigations into the Internet's impact on democracy and democratic processes: "Three Case Studies from Switzerland: Smartvote, Electronic Voting, and Political Communication."
In a case involving important First Amendment rights, the Citizen Media Law Project joined a number of media and advocacy organizations in asking an Illinois appellate court to protect the rights of anonymous speakers online by imposing procedural safeguards before requiring that their identities be disclosed.
Brian Worobey and Gabriel Fishman of openairboston.net
Brian Worobey and Gabriel Fishman of openairboston.net and Aaron Kaplan of Funkfeuer Austria present a new approach to building citywide WiFi networks from the bottom up, utilizing open-source mesh networking protocols and relying on volunteers from the community.