International Symposium on Internet Ethics presentation: “Internet Ethics Issues and Action in the United States”

Next week I will be a featured speaker at the first "International Symposium on Internet Ethics" hosted by the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) and Korea Society of Internet Ethics (KSIE). Alongside other international representatives, I will be presenting…

Values in Design of Future Internet Architecture

A central theme in much of my research and advocacy is ensuring attention to ethical values becomes an integral part of the conception, design, and development of information systems. Various frameworks have been developed to help pursue this goal (ie,…

Information Society Series Book: The Reputation Society

I’m very pleased to announce that the third book in the MIT Press “Information Society Series” I am co-editing with Laura DeNardis has been released: The Reputation Society: How Online Opinions Are Reshaping the Offline World Edited by Hassan Masum…

CFP: Internet Research 13.0: Technologies (2012 – Salford, UK)

The 13th Annual International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) is being held 
October 18-21, 2012 in Salford (Greater Manchester) UK. The full call for papers is below: Call for Papers Internet Research 13.0: Technologies The…

Preview of Association of Internet Researchers IR.12 Conference

I'm looking forward to spending next week in Seattle, WA for the for the Association of Internet Researchers conference, Internet Research 12.0 - Performance and Participation. (Full program is available here) Monday, Elizabeth Buchanan and I are convening a doctoral…

Information Society Series Book: Opening Standards – The Global Politics of Interoperability

I'm very pleased to announce that the second book in the MIT Press "Information Society Series" I am co-editing with Laura DeNardis has been released: Opening Standards: The Global Politics of Interoperability Edited by Laura DeNardisSeptember 2011 Openness is not…

Firefox 5 Adds Cross-Platform “Do Not Track”, and Puts it in Privacy Tab

A few months ago Mozilla released Firefox 4, which featured an important "Do Not Track" function which informs websites and advertisers whether you wish to have your activity monitored and collected for behavioral targeting purposes. The problem, however, was that…

In Opposition to Defunding WISCNET and other Internet Connectivity Programs

Last week, the Wisconsin Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee (JFC) passed a budget omnibus motion that affects the entire University of Wisconsin system. Sections 23-26 of the budget measure includes new telecommunication rules that would have extraordinarily negative ramifications, particularly for…

Amici Brief to Judge in WikiLeaks-Twitter Case: Protect Users’ Fourth Amendment Privacy Interests

In December 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice subpoenaed Twitter for information on several people associated with WikiLeaks, seeking the users' full contact details (phone numbers and addresses), account payment method if any (credit card and bank account number), IP…

Firefox 4 Adds “Do Not Track”, but Buries It

Mozilla has released Firefox version 4, featuring a new look and feel (Chrome, anyone?), and new privacy and security features. The feature with the most potential -- and the most buzz -- is “Do Not Track,” which "lets you tell…