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Medium

​Apple’s proposed new child safety features and the problems with privacy tradeoffs

Shreya Tewari shares the problems with proposals that compromise user privacy in favor of other important goals.

Sep 9, 2021
Fortune

How digital surveillance thrived in the 20 years since 9/11

David O'Brien explains how the two decades since the September 11 terrorist attacks have involved a broad expansion of government surveillance powers.

Sep 8, 2021
Bloomberg Law

From Harvard to Berkeley, Clinics Train Next-Gen Tech Lawyers

Kendra Albert and Christopher Bavitz share how the Cyberlaw Clinic prepares students to address the biggest issues in cyberspace.

Aug 25, 2021
Slate

Social Media Companies Need to Take a Lesson from 16th-Century Bavaria

John Bowers, Will Marks, and Jonathan Zittrain propose a path forward for how to improve content moderation

Aug 24, 2021
Boston Globe

A Harvard professor predicted COVID disinformation on the web. Here’s what may be coming next

Joan Donovan explains the dangers of spreading falsehoods on social media and the challenges with stopping misinformation.

Aug 23, 2021
Inquest

The Feature is the Bug

Colin Doyle explains how algorithms can expose flaws in criminal laws and the harms that they can produce.

Aug 9, 2021
Science Friday

How Imperfect Data Leads Us Astray

Kasia Chmielinski explains how a popular algorithm used to predict race or ethnicity based on scant personal details ends up creating flawed data.

Aug 6, 2021
Lawfare

The Lawfare Podcast: Facebook’s Thoughts on Its Oversight Board

evelyn douek explores the impacts of the Facebook Oversight Board

Aug 5, 2021
Women in Higher Education

Researching Gaming and Showing Why Citations Matter

Kishonna Gray shares her journey engaging digital studies and Black studies. 

Aug 3, 2021
Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research

Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence: Evidence from a Survey of Machine Learning Researchers

Baobao Zheng and colleagues explore how researchers view topics in artificial intelligence

Aug 1, 2021
Cyberlaw Clinic

How to Read a Docket

Mason Kortz and Kendra Albert explain how to read a court docket in a free guide

Jul 29, 2021
Washington Monthly

The Former Harvard Law Dean Who Wants Government to Save the News Business

Martha Minow explains why the government must save local news.

Jul 26, 2021
Lawfare

Why Current Botnet Takedown Jurisprudence Should Not Be Replicated

Asaf Lubin explains the problems with current efforts to prevent cybercrime.

Jul 21, 2021
POLITICO

Public health’s next shot at fixing its data problem

Joan Donovan shares insights on the government's ability to control misinformation on social media.

Jul 21, 2021

Policy-palooza: How Congress, state and local governments can stabilize local news

Hilary Ross comments on how government may be able to help the state of local news. 

Jul 20, 2021
AfricaPortal

Nigeria: There can be no digital identity (ID) without digital security

Babatunde Okunoye explains the importance of digital security for ID systems.

Jul 20, 2021
Harvard Law School

Design for Democratic Discourse

Jonathan Zittrain and Deb Roy will teach a seminar on the design of digital media at Harvard Law School in Fall 2021.

Jul 19, 2021
Hello World

President Biden’s Executive Order on Big Tech

Woodrow Hartzog has a conversation about the impact of President Biden's new executive order. 

Jul 17, 2021
openDemocracy

How government algorithms can pose societal problems

Nani Jansen Reventlow explains the dangers of automating government services

Jul 14, 2021
WIRED Middle East

Inside the bizarre, billionaires’ world of NFTs

Will Marks explains why NFTs are so appealing — and so confusing — to many internet users.

Jul 14, 2021