Platform Mediation and The Verified Internet

1 February 2024
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US EdTech Industry Benchmark: Data Sharing in Primary & Secondary School Mobile Utility Apps

1 February 2024
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On the Far Side of REST: An Architecture for a Future Internet

1 February 2024
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Transforming the Responsibility for Trusted Denial-of-Service Mitigation in the Internet

4 January 2024
Computer LCD screen with multiple pings. Virus and DDOS attack concept

The question addressed in this research is how to transform the cost of mitigating Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks on the Internet from a burden on the potential victim to a burden on attackers. Reducing the cost of mitigation DoS attacks to the victims and increasing that burden on the attackers helps enhance trust in the network.…

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US K12 EdTech Safety Benchmark Findings & Data Publication

4 January 2024

RESEARCH QUESTION  The original primary research question was about the safety of EdTech used in US K12 schools, and the findings indicated that the vast majority of the examined technology shared student data with risky third parties. The present research aims to better understand the actual data being shared and answer additional questions from the…

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Digital vulnerability perceptions among migrants in transit and its influence on decisions during their trajectory

4 January 2024
Migrants Walk Alongside the Railroad Tracks After Dismounting from the 'La Bestia' Train, Which They Rode Through Mexico to Reach the Mexico-U.S. Border - Chihuahua, Mexico

RESEARCH QUESTION  This research is a case study on the migrants crossing the Mexico-US border. The objective is to better understand how self-perceptions of digital vulnerability to disinformation and surveillance are formed during the migratory journey and to what extent and how it affects decision-making and strategy-building regarding the use of the Internet.  The questions…

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Internet Standards Observatory: Monitoring standards to prevent fragmentation

4 January 2024

RESEARCH QUESTION  The project seeks to contribute to the body of research on the question of standards and fragmentation. The Project methodology research question is: How can automation contribute to the identification of standards proposals that seek to transform the Internet’s building blocks and splinter the network through standards?  The policy research questions are: (1)…

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Privacy is essential to a trustworthy Internet: building Divvi Up, a system for privacy-respecting statistics at scale.

4 January 2024
An illustrative photo of a woman with a cellphone to show Identification and privacy in context of modern digital technologies.

RESEARCH QUESTION  Divvi Up is a system developed to provide privacy-respecting metrics for COVID-19 exposure notification apps. This research focuses on discovering, designing, building, and testing to determine what is required in order to deliver Internet-scale privacy benefits across a wide range of use cases, with ease of use and accessibility as core attributes. The…

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The Economic Consequences of Digital Dark Patterns

4 January 2024

RESEARCH QUESTION  The research objective is to measure the economic impacts of dark patterns in the context of consumer data sharing in the US. Companies often design digital interfaces that manipulate or coerce users into actions they may not take otherwise. These designs are called “dark patterns” when they create consumer harm. The “economic impact”…

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Web PKI and Non-governmental Governance of Trust on the Internet

4 January 2024

RESEARCH QUESTION  This research addresses the question of how private sector governance mechanisms interact with technology to produce trust and security on the Web. The project provides an independent assessment of Web PKI as a system of security governance. It explains and explores how it works, what actors are involved in it, how it is…

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