Latest Berkman Center for Internet Stories

2011-04-19 11:51:00

BOSTON and PARIS, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tod Machover, Professor of Music & Media, MIT Media Lab, will open proceedings at the first "Rethink Music: Creativity, Commerce and Policy in the 21st Century" conference with the inaugural keynote address. Heralded as "America's most wired composer" by the Los Angeles Times, and inventor of new technologies for music, such as his Hyper instruments for virtuosi like Yo-Yo Ma and Prince to players of Guitar Hero, he will join a...

2011-01-18 08:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The potential of mobile giving, which helped raise more than $41 million for Haiti disaster relief, will be examined with a new study by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, along with The mGive Foundation and the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. The study is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Berkman Center will use the Haiti case to examine the impact of new digital tools on...

2010-09-08 13:45:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Omidyar Network today announced a planned grant of up to $1.5M to Herdict, a project of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Herdict is a crowdsourcing platform that allows individuals to contribute real-time data about website accessibility and outages around the globe. Stacy Donohue, Omidyar Network director of investments for government transparency, made the announcement during a presentation...

2009-03-17 10:11:00

Site is a joint effort of Consumer Reports WebWatch and the StopBadware.org project at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society CAMBRIDGE, Mass., and YONKERS, N.Y., March 17, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- StopBadware.org and Consumer Reports WebWatch announced today the full launch of BadwareBusters.org, a new online community for people looking for help preventing and countering viruses, spyware, and other "badware" on their computers and websites. Viruses and spyware...

2008-09-10 09:00:19

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Berkman Center for Internet & Society will host a day and a half-long public meeting of the Internet Safety Technical Task Force (ISTTF) on September 23 and 24 at Harvard Law School. The meeting will be an opportunity for members of the public to learn about the work of the ISSTF, a group of Internet businesses, non-profits, academics, and technology companies working to identify effective tools and technologies to create a safer online...

2008-07-15 09:00:38

To: TECHNOLOGY EDITORS Contact: Jessica Tatlock, Coordinator, Internet Safety Technical Task Force, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, +1-617-384-9129, jtatlock@cyber.law.harvard.edu CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 2, 2008, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University formally announced a Request for Technical Submissions as part of the work of the Internet Safety Technical Task Force. The Task Force will continue to accept...

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