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Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019

The Smart Enough City

Putting Technology in Its Place to Reclaim Our Urban Future More

Thursday, Feb 21, 2019

Patents and Market Concentration

Measuring the Impact on Global Access to Medicines More

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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
Recode

Can Big Tech be fixed?

The US might get a federal privacy bill this year

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019
EdSurge

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
Just Security

Election Security

Should Congress and federal agencies be sharing and receiving more with platforms like Facebook to aid them in…

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
Newsday

Change how Facebook uses our data

"Facebook needs to change how it handles user data and personal information."

Monday, Feb 11, 2019
The Atlantic

How the “attention backbone" works to spread misinformation

Berkman Klein research cited in a writeup of how political figures are contributing to the spread of misinformation…

Sunday, Feb 10, 2019
Economic and Political Weekly

On WhatsApp, Rumours, and Lynchings

In the last decade, India has seen multiple rounds of communal violence in which rumour and information technology…

Saturday, Feb 9, 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