How to fix the Internet’s plumbing problem

Edmund Yeh, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of elec­trical and com­puter engi­neering, is working to design a better Internet, one that’s more equipped to meet its growing traffic demands. His approach: create a net­work of Internet drains.

3Qs: Who’s got your digital dossier?

North­eastern mobile sys­tems expert David Choffnes says data bro­kering, in which the data we share online is bought and sold by third par­ties, has blos­somed into a viable industry and is the reason many pop­ular apps are free. But he says the average user knows little about how their per­sonal infor­ma­tion is shared.

Take 5: How to protect your passwords

Not using the same pass­word for every­thing is among sev­eral tips North­eastern cyber­se­cu­rity expert Wil Robertson sug­gests to help Internet users guard their per­sonal infor­ma­tion online.

Reddit co-​​founder to students: embrace entrepreneurship

Alexis Ohanian, who Forbes dubbed “The Mayor of the Internet,” during a campus lec­ture Tuesday evening encour­aged North­eastern stu­dents to use the Internet to spread their ideas.

3Qs: When Web reviews aren’t what they seem

Crowd­sourced social media plat­forms such as Face­book and Yelp are increas­ingly being infil­trated by fake accounts and reviews that cloud the legit­i­macy of some online rating sys­tems. Assis­tant pro­fessor Christo Wilson dubbed this phe­nom­enon “crowd­turfing,” and he’s deter­mined to make these sys­tems more secure.

Shutting down the digital divide

On Tuesday, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity and Com­cast cel­e­brated an ongoing part­ner­ship aimed at con­necting more low-​​income fam­i­lies in Boston to the Internet through PSAs and dig­ital lit­eracy training sessions.

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The Internet is the new baggie sweatshirt

I’ve written a lot about the ways tech­nology can improve health­care since coming to North­eastern. We have a great new grad­uate pro­gram ded­i­cated to the sub­ject and a slew of […]

Professor to develop improved wireless technologies on prestigious German fellowship

Edmund Yeh, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of elec­trical and com­puter engi­neering at North­eastern whose work aims to improve mobile and Internet com­mu­ni­ca­tion, is working in Munich this summer through his Hum­boldt Research Fellowship.