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Which Tech Companies Are Doing the Most Harm?

Mutale Nkonde joined Slate's technology podcast What Next: TBD to discuss Alphabet and inherent bias.

Jan 24, 2020
Fast Company

Google and Microsoft shouldn’t decide how technology is regulated

Jessica Fjeld warns that giving too much credence to Big Tech is like “asking the fox for guidance on henhouse security…

Jan 23, 2020

How YouTube shields advertisers (not viewers) from harmful videos

The difference between the protections YouTube offers its advertisers and those it provides consumers is stark.

Jan 22, 2020
Route Fifty

One State May Become the First to Ban Law Enforcement Use of Genealogy Databases

A state lawmaker in Utah wants police to stop using consumer genealogy databases to help them find criminals.

Jan 21, 2020
The New York Times

We’re Banning Facial Recognition. We’re Missing the Point.

The whole point of modern surveillance is to treat people differently, and facial recognition technologies are only a…

Jan 20, 2020
New Books in Technology Podcast

The Smart Enough City

Ben Green joins Jasmine McNealy on the New Books in Technology podcast

Jan 20, 2020
The New York Times

The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It

Faculty associate Woodrow Hartzog spoke to the New York Times about the harrowing consequences of facial recognition

Jan 18, 2020
The Washington Post

The Justice Department’s new quarrel with Apple

The deadly December shooting of three U.S. sailors at a Navy installation could reignite a long-simmering fight between…

Jan 17, 2020

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AI: Educational Activities

The Berkman Klein Center has worked to build a robust community and institutional activities leveraging the University… More

AI: Autonomous Vehicles

As vehicles become more automated vehicles, we consider potential impacts on labor, questions about governance, bias,… More

AI: Algorithms and Justice

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

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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The United States spends $6billion a year on rural broadband deployment, and yet the digital divide may be growing… More

Zac Kriegman describes his path from a Harvard JD to a data science career focused on deep learning. More

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