• Review of Zittrain’s ‘Future of the Internet’

    23 March 2008, Technology Liberation Front

    Jonathan Zittrain, who is affiliated with Oxford University and Harvard's Berkman Center, recently released a provocatively titled book: The Future of the Internet - And How to Stop It. It's an interesting read and I recommend you pick it up [...]

  • Lessig and Zittrain talk at Google Washington

    21 March 2008, Washinton Post

    It was a geek double-header at Google's Washington offices yesterday afternoon, where Professor Jonathan Zittrain of Oxford University and Professor Larry Lessig of Stanford Law School showed up to share some of their thoughts about the future of the Web

  • Iran’s firewalls tightened ahead of election

    14 March 2008, New Scientist

    Mahmood Enayat says that at least four political websites belonging to elements of the ruling conservatives critical of current president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have been blocked during the last two weeks

  • MI5 alert on China’s cyberspace spy threat

    1 December 2007, Times Online

    'Ian Brown, of Oxford University, one of the report's authors, said that attacks traced back to China have been found attempting to crack Whitehall passwords'

  • Biometrics won’t fix data loss problems

    27 November 2007, The Register

    Ian Brown and colleagues write an open letter to Parliament's Joint Committee on Human Rights, expressing their dismay at the way biometrics has been used as a magic wand which would have supposedly stopped Darling's great data giveaway

  • ID cards criticised as ‘fairy tale’

    27 November 2007, Computing

    'The national biometric identity card programme should be suspended until security fears have been eliminated, according to a group of academics'. Ian Brown and colleagues write an open letter to Parliament's Joint Committee on Human Rights

  • Lost disc fiasco could scupper ID card scheme

    27 November 2007, Daily Mail

    'Leading academics have rounded on the Government's "fairytale view" of the technology needed to make the scheme work on its introduction in 2009.' Ian Brown and colleagues write an open letter to Parliament's Joint Committee on Human Rights

  • Modern killers turn to video to get message out

    7 November 2007, Reuters

    Ian Brown comments on the posting on YouTube of a clip announcing a school shooting in Finland: '"New technologies like the Internet get used by a very wide range of people and unfortunately including in events like this," he said.'

  • Burma’s cyber-dissidents

    26 September 2007, BBC News

    Ian Brown on the Burmese government's control of Internet use: 'The Burmese government has a very repressive filtering regime... but it can be a bit inconsistent'

  • How do you build a new internet?

    1 August 2007, The Guardian

    'There's a real need to have better identity management, to declare your age and to know that when you're talking to, say, Barclays bank, that you're really doing so,' said Jonathan Zittrain, professor of internet governance and regulation at the OII

  • Oxford survey on internet use in Britain

    26 July 2007, Physorg.com

    The Oxford Internet Institute has released the OxIS Report 2007, the latest report in a series OII surveys that examine internet access, use and attitudes in Britain. A key finding is that a digital divide continues to exist

  • Britons suffering more viruses now than two years ago

    25 July 2007, ComputerWeekly.com

    Viruses and phishing are affecting more Britons than two years ago, according to a major piece of research by Oxford University. The OII's 2007 survey found that 34% of users believe their computer is infected with a virus, up from 18% in 2005