The Internet Policy Research Initiative (IPRI) collaborates with policymakers and technologists to improve the trustworthiness and effectiveness of interconnected digital systems like the Internet. Our work provides global policymakers with technically grounded guidance for policies regarding cybersecurity, Internet privacy, and more. We accomplish our mission by relying on: core engineering and public policy research, education, and outreach.

 

Tackling key issues, such as the encryption debate, critical infrastructure, cryptography, and IoT security.

Rulemaking in the Privacy and Cybersecurity Landscape

Published on 2019-06-24

Back in 2012, when both Cameron Kerry and Daniel Weitzner were framing the 2012 White…

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The FDA’s Role in Domestic and International Medical Device Cybersecurity

Published on 2019-05-21

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a growing number of medical devices…

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Danny Weitzner Discusses Cybersecurity and Privacy on C-SPAN

Published on 2019-05-01

What is happening in the world of cybersecurity and privacy? Daniel Weitzner discussed these topics…

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News: Balancing International Trade and Cybersecurity

Published on 2019-04-17

Today’s market is full of products that can connect to the Internet. Unfortunately, this functionality…

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Increasing the trustworthiness of AI systems to ensure that they are both explainable and accountable.

Neural Networks and the Lottery Ticket Hypothesis

Published on 2019-05-07

Deep neural networks, computer systems loosely modeled after the human brain, are found in the…

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News: Global Cooperation in the White House Sparked by AI and Privacy Concerns

Published on 2019-04-10

In a recent New York Times article, Steve Lohr discusses U.S. and global policy regarding…

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AI Policy Congress – Part 7 An International Perspective

Published on 2019-02-27

Written by Grace Abuhamad. The AI Policy Congress benefitted from a unique international perspective as…

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AI Policy Congress – Part 6 Manufacturing & Labor

Published on 2019-02-25

Written by Willie Boag Technology’s Past, Present, and Future Impact on Work Is the diffusion…

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Helping to inform meaningful policy that ensures the safety of private information held on the Internet.

Danny Weitzner Discusses Cybersecurity and Privacy on C-SPAN

Published on 2019-05-01

What is happening in the world of cybersecurity and privacy? Daniel Weitzner discussed these topics…

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News: Global Cooperation in the White House Sparked by AI and Privacy Concerns

Published on 2019-04-10

In a recent New York Times article, Steve Lohr discusses U.S. and global policy regarding…

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News: Top Universities Are Pushing for Public Interest Technology

Published on 2019-03-13

In a New York Times article, Natasha Singer discusses how U.S. students are learning about…

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New Paper Paves The Way For More Transparency For Court System Without Revealing Data

Published on 2018-08-20

IPRI Researchers Present At USENIX Conference Internet Policy Research Initiative student Jonathan Frankle, along with…

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Investigating network architectures, systems, and protocols from a policy perspective.

Neural Networks and the Lottery Ticket Hypothesis

Published on 2019-05-07

Deep neural networks, computer systems loosely modeled after the human brain, are found in the…

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Paper: The Future of the Ad-Supported Internet Ecosystem

Published on 2019-03-07

Instead of charging their users directly, popular social media sites – such as Facebook, Twitter,…

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IPRI MIT Funding Awards

Published on 2017-05-19

MIT’s interdisciplinary Internet Policy Research Initiative (IPRI) awarded $1.5 million to researchers across campus working…

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CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais at MIT

Published on 2017-05-18

By: Natalie Klym, Executive Director of MIT’s Communications Futures Program (CFP) April 24th, 2017 When…

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Developing architecture and tools for the web to reopen its benefits throughout the world.
best student paper award at ESWC2017

“Linked Data Notifications” article earns ESWC2017 Best Student Paper award

Published on 2017-06-06

By: Amy Guy As part of the work on decentralized architectures for the Web, researchers…

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Learning from Tim Berners-Lee on the occasion of receiving the Turing Award

Published on 2017-04-04

2017-04-04 By Daniel Weitzner On the happy occasion of Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s receiving the…

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News: Tim Berners-Lee receives 2017 Turing Award

Published on 2017-04-04

MIT Professor Tim Berners-Lee, the researcher who invented the World Wide Web and is one…

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Blog: What If You Could Control The Use Of Your Own Data? Building Decentralized Applications for the Social Web

Published on 2017-03-16

Building Decentralized Applications for the Social Web…What If You Could Control The Use Of Your…

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Creating a platform that makes it easier to design and build problem-solving mobile apps.

News: Hal Abelson Discusses MIT App Inventor

Published on 2019-05-17

In a recent MIT News post, Abby Abazorius talked to Hal Abelson about MIT App…

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AI Policy Congress – Part 2 Democratizing AI through Transparency and Education

Published on 2019-02-01

Written by Natalie Lao Demystifying Machine Learning for Regulators On Wednesday, January 16, Professor Hal…

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Blog: App Inventor Mentioned in Batgirl Comics

Published on 2017-03-02

MIT App Inventor was mentioned in the latest Batgirl DC Comic Book, when Barbara Gordon,…

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Research: Helping the Helpers – A Toolkit for Mobile Humanitarian Assistance Apps (M. Eng. Thesis)

Published on 2016-01-04

This research investigates the following question: ​­ ​How can relief workers be empowered to create…

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