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The Boston Globe

What Facebook can learn from academia about protecting privacy

The death of privacy is not inevitable.

Jun 21, 2018
Medium

Regarding the usage of surveillance equipment in the City of Boston

It is urgent that Boston develop policies that comprehensively account for what surveillance means today.

Jun 19, 2018
The New York Times

From Westworld to Best World for the Internet of Things

"While procrastination around security has been vital to the expansion of the internet, 'later' doesn’t mean 'never,'"…

Jun 3, 2018
The Guardian

Data Protection Laws Are Shining a Needed Light on a Secretive Industry

In this article for The Guardian, Bruce Schneier describes some new data protection laws aimed to regulate data brokers.

Jun 1, 2018
TechCrunch

How Facebook Can Better Fight Fake News: Make Money Off People Who Promote it

Leverage the aggregate insights of its own users to root out false or deceptive news, and then, remove the profit…

Mar 30, 2018
Wired

The Limits of Explainability

For decades, artificial intelligence with common sense has been one of the most difficult research challenges in the…

Mar 1, 2018
CNN

When a robot writes your news, what happens to democracy?

In the not-so-distant future, we will be presented with the version of the news we wish to read -- not the news that…

Feb 27, 2018
Medium

Putting the J(ustice) in FAT

Ben Green calls for the disentanglement of the concepts of unfairness and injustice within the Fairness, Accountability…

Feb 26, 2018

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AI: Media and Information Quality

As autonomous systems play an increasing role in selecting the content we see online, questions arise about AI's… More

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May 22, 2018

Art that Imitates Art

Copyright in AI-generated works, the need for a shared understanding of what is and isn’t up for grabs in a license,… More

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Shaping Consumption

Narrative manipulation issues are increasingly well-documented problems affecting the entire social ecosystem. More

Join founding members of the CryptoKitties team, Dieter Shirley and Alex Shih, as they discuss the unique governance,… More