Research

MIT’s Internet Policy Research Initiative produces policy research in a variety of technical fields such as security, privacy, advanced network architectures, decentralized web and app development.

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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Data From Airport Facial Recognition Devices – Are There Safeguards In Place?

Published on 2018-08-09

Airport Facial Recognition Devices – what’s going on with the data? Did you know Airlines…

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When Should Law Enforcement Use Facial Recognition Technology?

Published on 2018-07-02

Facial Recognition technology is continuing to improve, yet even with all the improvements there are…

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U.S. Privacy Legislation: Now Is The Time

Published on 2018-05-23

21 May 2018 Daniel Weitzner delivered a keynote address at the 2nd Annual Privacy &…

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Recommendations For Fake News

Published on 2018-04-20

What should be done about “fake news”? Wajeeha Ahmad develops recommendations to better align incentives…

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Facebook/Cambridge Analytica: Privacy lessons and a way forward

Published on 2018-03-20

By Nathaniel Fruchter, Michael Specter, Ben Yuan Introduction On Saturday, March 17, 2018, The Guardian…

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“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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Research: “My Bank Already Gets this Data”: Exposure Minimisation and Company Relationships in Privacy Decision-Making

Published on 2017-06-05

How do individuals make data privacy related decisions? It turns out people rely heavily on…

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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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Research: Keeping America Safe: Toward More Secure Networks for Critical Sectors

Published on 2017-03-24

How Safe Is The Infrastructure We Consider Critical? The critical networks keep America’s lights on,…

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Research: Better the Devil You Know – Exposing the Data Sharing Practices of Smartphone Apps

Published on 2017-03-03

Most users of smartphone apps remain unaware of what data about them is being collected,…

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Research: Beyond Counting: New Perspectives on the Active IPv4 Address Space

Published on 2016-11-14

In this study, we report on techniques and analyses that enable us to capture Internet-wide…

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Research: Improving the measurement and analysis of Gigabit Broadband Networks

Published on 2016-09-27

Measurements of broadband performance are important for consumers, ISPs, edge providers, and regulators to make…

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Research: Content May Be King, But (Peering) Location Matters

Published on 2016-09-07

Since the commercialization of the Internet, content and related applications, including video streaming, news, advertisements,…

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Research: I Know Where You Live: Inferring Details of People’s Lives by Visualizing Publicly Shared Location Data

Published on 2016-09-04

This research measures human performance in inferring the functional types (i.e., home, work , leisure…

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Research: Would You Like Your Internet With or Without Video?

Published on 2016-08-01

William Lehr (MIT) and Douglas Sicker (CMU & U of Colorado at Boulder) August 1,…

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Research: An Overview of Dynamic Spectrum Sharing – Ongoing Initiatives, Challenges, and a Roadmap for Future Research

Published on 2016-06-19

We are in the midst of a major paradigm shift in how we manage radio…

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Research: Ex-post mitigation strategies for theft of non-financial data

Published on 2016-03-30

As the financial sector has gotten better at dealing with data breaches of payment card…

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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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Research: Privacy Bridges – EU and US Privacy Experts in Search of Transatlantic Privacy Solutions

Published on 2015-10-21

The EU and US share a common commitment to privacy protection as a cornerstone of…

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Research: Keys under doormats

Published on 2015-07-07

Mandating insecurity by requiring government access to all data and communications Released: 7 July 2015…

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