Radio Berkman 218: The Threats and Tradeoffs of Big Data

A lot of personal information about you is completely invisible, intangible, and racing around cyberspace on a mission to pay your bills and geolocate your Facebook status. And, of course, this is useful and in a lot of ways really cool.

But on today's podcast we talk with Bruce Schneier, Sara Watson, and Josephine Wolff about the obstacles presented by a data-driven society. How can we keep mountains of information out of the wrong hands without compromising all the great benefits we get everyday?

Jul 14 2015 12:00pm to Jul 14 2015 12:00pm

Berkman Luncheon Series

Network Equality

Olivier Sylvain, Associate Professor, Fordham School of Law

Net neutrality advocates focus on app innovation to the detriment of more important telecom law/policy norms of universality and equality.

May 19 2015 12:00pm to May 19 2015 12:00pm

Berkman Luncheon Series

Guide to U.S. Government Practice on Global Information Sharing, Second Edition

with authors John Kropf and Neal Cohen

The recently published “Guide to U.S. Government Practice on Global Sharing of Personal Information, Second Edition”, provides an introduction to the principles, practices, and agreements behind how the U.S. government shares personal information with foreign governments - for proposes ranging from tax to counter terrorism and cyber-crime.

May 12 2015 12:00pm to May 12 2015 12:00pm

Berkman Luncheon Series

Economic Inequality and Technology: How Knowledge Sharing Helps

with Jim Bessen in conversation with Karim Lakhani

The threat of ever-widening economic inequality looms, but in his new book, Learning by Doing: The Real Connection Between Innovation, Wages, and Wealth, James Bessen argues that it is not inevitable. Workers can benefit by acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to implement rapidly evolving technologies.

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