When Lady Gaga launches her Born This Way foundation today at Harvard, she'll be teaming up with some awfully smart people. It's telling that Gaga connected with the Berkman Center -- Harvard's center for the "internet and society," and the former home of Danah Boyd, a rockstar researcher at Microsoft who is responsible for some of our best data on how kids's behavior -- on and offline -- is informed by and integrated with social media.
Here's a newsflash: privacy is kind of under attack. Fine, we all sort of had that one figured out. But this week in the Phoenix we're bringing you three stories that attempt to bring that big idea into tighter focus. In "Google: The Ultimate Cockblocker," Boston-bred Hustler contributor Scott Fayner laments his inability to date nice suburban girls without them quickly finding out that he used to be married to a porn star.