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Wired

If Tech Fails to Design for the Most Vulnerable, It Fails Us All

Afsaneh Rigot connects Telegram in Russia, Elon Musk’s Twitter plans, and threats to abortion access and safety...

May 15, 2022
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Design From the Margins

Centering the most marginalized and impacted in design processes—from ideation to production

This report outlines how Design From the Margins can be used to build technologies for decentered cases from the beginning of the design process…

May 13, 2022
Time

The Bitcoin Mining Showdown In New York’s Wine Country

Elizabeth Renieris shares about cryptocurrency's climate impact.

Apr 7, 2022
Lawfare

Telegram’s Embrace of Contradiction

Will Marks and David Nemer assess Telegram's content moderation.

Apr 6, 2022
Journal of Cyber Policy

Digital identity for development should keep pace with national cybersecurity capacity: Nigeria in focus

Babatunde Okunoye explains why Nigeria's digital identity project has exceeded the country's cybersecurity infrastructure.

Apr 1, 2022
The Atlantic

Why COVID Vaccine Cards Are So Easily Forged

Cybersecurity expert Bruce Schneier explains that paper vaccine cards strike a good balance between ease and security.

Mar 8, 2022
SSRC

Breached! Why Data Security Law Fails and How to Improve It

Daniel Solove and Woodrow Hartzog have devised a series of recommendations to better Internet governance in "Breached! Why Data Security Law Fails and How to Improve It."

Mar 3, 2022
Prospect Magazine

How Wikipedia gets to define what’s true online

Ethan Zuckerman traces Wikipedia's transformation from controversial to trusted source.

Mar 3, 2022
Just Tech

Impact Assessment of Human-Algorithm Feedback Loops

Nathan Matias and Lucas Wright provide useful tools to understand how adaptive algorithms can make an impact on individuals and society.

Mar 1, 2022
Communications of the ACM

Futures of Digital Governance

Urs Gasser and Virgílio Almeida take a historical look at the evolution of Internet governance to help inform the future.

Mar 1, 2022
Knight First Amendment Institute

Of Noisy Songs and Mighty Rivers

Is the "marketplace of ideas" fact or fantasy? Yochai Benkler assesses the future of free speech in a world of what he calls an "epistemic crisis" of disinformation and distrust.

Feb 10, 2022
StreetsBlog USA

Treating Social Media Like a City

Sahar Massachi speaks on a new way of fostering Internet health.

Feb 10, 2022
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Don’t Call Us Edge Cases – Designing From the Margins

Afsaneh Rigot explains why Design from the Margins is necessary and salutary...

Feb 4, 2022
Slate

Spotify's Joe Rogan problem

evelyn douek speaks on Spotify's controversial involvement in the Joe Rogan Experience podcast.

Feb 4, 2022
UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity

Choices, Risks, and Reward Reports

Reinforcement learning could be the most promising path to artificial general intelligence. But Tom Zick and a team of other researchers urge caution in a new report.

Feb 1, 2022
Business of Fashion

Why Hermès Probably Can’t Stop the MetaBirkin

Primavera De Filippi explains the implications of an NTF collection featuring fuzzy versions of Hermès bags.

Feb 1, 2022
Financial Times

Brazil’s battle against Covid quack remedies

David Nemer describes the repercussions of the Bolsonaro administration's efforts to delegitimize mainstream media.

Jan 31, 2022
ProMarket

How the Free Software and the IP Wars of the 1990s and 2000s Presaged Today’s Toxic, Concentrated Internet

Elettra Bietti traces "the origins and evolution of digital regulation from its early cyberlibertarian roots to contemporary debates around the governance of digital platforms."

Jan 28, 2022
Prospect

How to make better algorithms: start with the people who train the machines

Ethan Zuckerman writes that algorithms can be improved by focusing on the people who train the machines — and society at large.

Jan 27, 2022
VentureBeat

The ethics of the metaverse

Micaela Mantegna brings up crucial privacy and ethical concerns that come with the emergence of the metaverse.

Jan 26, 2022