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Medium

The Uncertain Effects of HTTPS Adoption on Access to Information Worldwide

The wider adoption of encrypted protocols for website delivery — HTTPS — could have uncertain long-term implications for online access to information around the world.

Aug 9, 2018
Medium

Filling the void Alex Jones left behind

How social media bans reshape the filter bubble

Aug 8, 2018
Washington Post

Don’t fear the TSA cutting airport security. Be glad that they’re talking about it.

Despite largely negative media coverage of the subject, it is a good thing that TSA is brainstorming ways to optimize security in airports

Aug 7, 2018
Medium

Toward a safe and open Internet in Pakistan

Navigating and Understanding Digital Rights in Pakistan

Aug 7, 2018
ITU News

Practical lessons for regulating autonomous vehicles

An interview with Aida Joaquin Acosta summing up key points from 4 new policy papers on autonomous vehicles

Aug 6, 2018
Wired

Why Westerners Fear Robots and the Japanese Do Not

How cultural differences account for our feelings about technology

Jul 30, 2018
Journal of Design and Science

Design Justice, A.I., and Escape from the Matrix of Domination

Listening to the voices of the most marginalized people "is essential if we want to make space for many worlds, many ways of being, knowing, and doing, in our visions of A.I. and…

Jul 27, 2018
YouTube

What Does A Tech Positive Future Look Like?

EFF Executive Director Cindy Cohn and Harvard's Jonathan Zittrain discuss what a tech-positive future looks like—and how we can get there.

Jul 27, 2018
Medium

Shiny Objects

AI + Art workshop at Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

What does it mean to be human if most of our interactions are with non-human intelligences?

Jul 25, 2018
Law and Political Economy blog

The Role of Technology in Political Economy

Yochai Benkler describes the limitations of the popular view of economic inequality and technology

Jul 25, 2018
SAGE Journals

The Surveillant Consumer

Exploring the emergence of consumer surveillance

Jul 25, 2018
Medium

You Are Entering an Ephemeral Bio-allowed Data Capture Zone

Regulating, not banning, facial recognition technology

Jul 23, 2018
Medium

Designing Frameworks that Allow for Intentions, Commitments and Exuberance in AI

How should we think about the ethical implications of AI-powered products and services?

Jul 2, 2018
Medium

Paid Trolls and Online Harassment

How a Journalist Confronts Azerbaijani Censorship

Journalist Arzu Geybullayeva discusses censorship, threats, and human rights in Azerbaijan

Jul 2, 2018
Medium

The Supreme Court and Zombie Laws

What happens if the Supreme Court strikes down a law, only to have a later court reverse it?

Jul 2, 2018
Intelligence Squared

Blockchain: Quantum leap forward or digital snake oil?

Faculty Associate Primavera De Filippi joins a debate discussing Blockchain, what it is, and whether it is deserving of its current hype.

Jul 2, 2018
SAGE Ocean

How technology fails us, and what we can do about it

Keith Porcaro presents his work on data trusts, a legal tool for governing and protecting digital movements.

Jun 28, 2018
Medium

Time and the Selva Oscura

A meditation on the temporality of forests

Jun 25, 2018
Medium

Why personal agency matters more than personal data

Privacy is an effect of personal agency, projected by personal tech and personal expressions of intent that others can respect without working at it

Jun 23, 2018
Medium

Why gesture-based interfaces haven’t lived up to the hype

Does a gestural control interface invite imagination?

Jun 22, 2018