• Grant winners

    4 September 2008, Times Higher Education


    Dr Ian Brown wins research funding for Privacy Value Networks (PVNets) Project, which 'will generate a detailed understanding of individuals' and organisations' conceptions of privacy and identity across a range of contexts and time frames'

  • Experts: Internet filtering and censorship rife

    21 August 2008, CNN.com


    'Believe the conspiracy theories: Out of sight and without your knowledge, governments truly are filtering what you see on the Internet': Jonathan Zittrain and Ian Brown comment on Internet filtering and circumvention

  • How Big Brother watches your every move

    17 August 2008, The Telegraph


    'With every telephone call, swipe of a card and click of a mouse, information is being recorded, compiled and stored about Britain's citizens': Ian Brown comments on user data held by search engines and ISPs

  • MySpace and your research: will red tape hit web data use?

    10 July 2008, Times Higher Education


    'Bill Dutton [...] said the new world of e-research offered all sorts of novel and inexpensive ways of exploring social behaviour, but it also created a whole set of new ethical issues where the "correct norms were still yet to be decided"'

  • Why satnavs are a detective’s best friend

    3 July 2008, New Scientist


    Ian Brown comments on data privacy: 'It seems likely that secure deletion of personal data will become a popular feature of this type of device sooner rather than later," he says.'

  • Victim of its own success

    17 June 2008, BBC Radio 4


    'Life without the internet is unimaginable for the millions who use it every day. But one of the world's leading academics on the impact of the net warns we could be facing its destruction': Jonathan Zittrain discusses the future of the Internet

  • FTC wants to hit the spyware guys where it hurts

    13 June 2008, The Register


    While many spyware opponents seek more effective measures against abusive software that frequently gets installed on consumers' PCs with little notice, not all are enthusiastic supporters of the bill

  • A Safe But Sterile Internet

    9 June 2008, Newsweek


    'In the web counterrevolution that Jonathan Zittrain foresees, users will lose the ability to control content, companies will gain the power to censor data, and security will trump innovation': coverage of Jonathan's new book 'The Future of the Internet'

  • Andrew Keen on New Media

    2 June 2008, The Independent


    Andrew Keen reports on an OII event on the Future of Knowledge: 'Last week I was at Balliol College at Oxford University with Wikipedia co-founder Dr Larry Sanger to debate the proposition that "the internet is the future of knowledge"'

  • Are we losing the virus wars?

    1 June 2008, Prospect


    Jonathan Zittrain writes: 'The openness of 'generative' technologies like the PC and the internet has led to great innovations - but also to an upward spiral of viruses, worms and spam. Such bad code threatens to derail the internet [...]'

  • The problem with the net: it’s you, reader

    24 May 2008, The Telegraph


    Julian Dibbell reviews The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It by Jonathan Zittrain: '"We need a latter-day Manhattan project," Zittrain writes, "not to build a bomb but to design the tools and conventions by which to continually defuse one"'

  • Net libertarianism

    21 May 2008, The Times Literary Supplement


    Coverage of Jonathan Zittrain's new book: 'Zittrain, by contrast, is a Romantic about the "Live Free or Die" ethos of original internet culture, while doubling as a superb technical master of its legal and manufacturing history'

  • Gadgets threaten Internet’s future, says academic

    12 May 2008, China Daily


    Jonathan Zittrain's book: 'The rise of gadgets like the iPhone, Blackberry and Xbox threatens to unravel the decades of innovation that helped to build the Internet, a leading academic has warned in a new book'

  • Walking on wild side of the Web

    9 May 2008, Oxford Times


    The Internet is so ubiquitous that its users take it for granted. But in Prof Zittrain's view it is surprisingly delicate and, with no one even recognising it, the Internet is under threat. In fact it is already well on the road to ruin [...]

  • A simple way to avoid being the next Star Wars Kid

    4 May 2008, The Sunday Times


    Jonathan Zittrain writes: 'Embarrassing images can find their way onto the web all too easily, ruining the lives of the people depicted, but a "privacy tag" could prevent it'

  • Are gadgets killing the internet?

    1 May 2008, The Guardian


    Coverage of Jonathan Zittrain's new book: 'The Future of the Internet: And How to Stop It': '"Tethered appliances" are stifling the innovation that led to the rise of the world wide web, argues academic and author Jonathan Zittrain'

  • Warnings Over The Future Of The Web

    1 May 2008, Sky News


    Jonathan Zittrain's new book: 'The Future of the Internet': 'Professor Jonathan Zittrain fears web products which can be controlled by manufacturers, such as iPhones and Xboxes, could stifle the innovation that has made the internet a positive force'