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Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019

Goodbye California?

The New Tech Worker Movement More

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019

Privacy’s Blueprint

The Battle to Control the Design of New Technologies More

CEO visits with students from the University’s Techtopia program and Zittrain’s Internet and Society course More

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The latest news and commentary from our community.

Annals of Internal Medicine

Are Requirements to Deposit Data in Research Repositories Compatible With the GDPR?

The requirements of the GDPR are increasingly coming into conflict with the requirements of research communities

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019

The Imperfect Truth About Finding Facts In A World Of Fakes

Fakery is gushing in from everywhere and we’re drowning in it.

Monday, Feb 18, 2019
Austin American-Statesman

‘A watershed moment’ for disinformation

The past two years have seen an upswing in the number of entities trying to prevent disinformation online

Friday, Feb 15, 2019

Are Data Dividends Really a Good Idea?

Christine Borgman comments on the feasibility of California's "data dividends" proposal

Thursday, Feb 14, 2019
The Hill

Machines don’t necessarily fix our biases, they mirror them.

We should not trust an algorithm unless it can be reviewed and audited in meaningful ways.

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019

Can Big Tech be fixed?

The US might get a federal privacy bill this year

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019

The Tech Industry is Hijacking School Data. But Decentralized Systems Can Change That.

When it comes to children’s school data we should ask who controls it, what is it worth and how will it impact their…

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019
New York Times

“Thick” by Tressie McMillan Cottom is sure to become a classic of black intellectualism

"Thick" is sure to become a classic of black intellectualism

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019

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metaLAB (at) Harvard

Explores the digital arts and humanities through research, teaching, publications, and exhibitions More

Youth and Media

Youth and Media (YaM) encompasses an array of research, advocacy, and development initiatives around youth (age 12-18)… More

AI: Global Governance and Inclusion

In a world challenged by growing domestic and international inequalities, policymakers face hard problems and difficult… More

AI: Algorithms and Justice

The use of algorithms in the judiciary has already raised significant questions about bias and fairness, and looking… More

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is dedicated to exploring, understanding, and shaping the way we use technology.

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David Sullivan draws upon a decade of work with technology companies (and a heated argument with Steve Jobs) to offer… More

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019

Dirty Data, Bad Predictions

An examination of the data provenance of police data commonly used in predictive policing system. More

We're never going to get a global set of norms for online speech but do the platforms pick our global values and… More

Digital innovation is transforming health care, and the amount of digital health care data being generated will… More