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Just Security

A Legislative Shot at Internet of Things Security

A recently unveiled proposal for regulating the Internet of Things in the US falls short in some areas, but could make some significant strides towards advancing the status quo

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019

Announcing the Winners of the AI and the News Open Challenge

Seven projects that tackle artificial intelligence in the field of news and information

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019
The New Yorker

The Making of the Fox News White House

What does the data show? Looking at the relationship between Fox News and the Trump Administration.

Monday, Mar 11, 2019
Harvard Law Today

Why I Changed My Mind

Four faculty members reconsider long-held professional views

Jonathan Zittrain and Kendra Albert share moments when they had to re-examine some of their most closely held ideas about issues ranging from gun laws to brownies.

Friday, Mar 8, 2019
Forbes

'Sealioning' Is A Common Trolling Tactic On Social Media--What Is It?

"Sealioning" and good versus bad faith demands for evidence on social media.

Thursday, Mar 7, 2019
The Guardian

Anti-vaxx 'mobs': doctors face harassment campaigns on Facebook

Medical experts who counter misinformation are weathering coordinated attacks. Now some are fighting back

Facebook's stance on anti-vaccine misinformation, and what public health experts have to say about it.

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019
Sabelo.io

Art: Four Moments of the Sun

The promise of life, reunion, and continuation on the African continent

 

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019
The Commons

What might someone else do in five years, when they’re sitting in your chair?

Stopping to think about the ethics and unintended consequences of new technology.

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019
Wired

How Amazon's Algorithms Curated a Dystopian Bookstore

Amazon and the spread of health misinformation.

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019
MacArthur Foundation

John Palfrey Named New MacArthur President

“I am an optimist, who believes that creativity, rigor, and selective disruption can make outsized social impact possible."

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019
Metropolis

Cities Are Not Technology Problems: What Smart Cities Companies Get Wrong

Many companies equate new technology with innovation, but actual innovation in cities means using tech in concert with bureaucracy, on-the-ground awareness, and challenging political choices.

Innovation can mean more than just "use new technology."

Monday, Mar 4, 2019
Ted Blog

Announcing the speaker lineup for TED2019: Bigger than us

Jonny Sun joins the TED2019 "Bigger than Us" speaker lineup

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019
Medium

Digital rights are *all* human rights, not just civil and political

The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights consults with the field

Bringing into focus the impact that new technologies can have on socio-economic, civil and political rights

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019
Dark Reading

9 Years After: From Operation Aurora to Zero Trust

How the first documented nation-state cyberattack is changing security today.

Change is a constant in the security industry, and being willing to change as needed is one of the key growth factors in any business — large or small.

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019
Carnegie Reporter

Secure the Vote

Assessing the integrity, safety, and security of the vote -- the most important element of a truly democratic government

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019
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
Wired

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
Deutschlandfunkkultur

Are the platforms finally growing up?

Jonas Kaiser in conversation with Vera Linß and Martin Böttcher

Jonas Kaiser on Youtube, platforms, and speech

Saturday, Feb 16, 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
KCBS

Are Data Dividends Really a Good Idea?

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

Thursday, Feb 14, 2019