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Should schools have greater oversight of edtech?

BKC affiliate Velislava Hillman discusses the risks of implementing edtech in classrooms. “Educational institutions are considered to be safe spaces for children but,…

Jul 27, 2022
University of Florida Journal of Law & Public Policy

Bomb Body Politics: On the TSA's Algorithmic Policing of Gender

"Long before FAccT or ProPublica’s COMPAS reporting or Andrew Ferguson's book, the Department of Homeland Security was using sexist, racist algorithms to determine who to…

Jul 27, 2022
Scientific American

Data Vu: Why Breaches Involve the Same Stories Again and Again

BKC Faculty Associate Woodrow Hartzog writes about the repetitive mistakes made by organizations whenever a data breach or spill occurs.

Jul 26, 2022
Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal

Surveillance does not equal safety: Police, data and consent on dating apps

“As dating apps continue to receive pressure from civil society, media and governments to address a range of safety concerns, technology…

Jul 10, 2022
The Markup

After Dobbs, Advocates Fear School Surveillance Tools Could Put Teens at Risk

Kendra Albert discusses surveillance tools that could put teens at risk post Dobbs.

Jul 8, 2022
APO

Public interest sex tech hackathon: speculative futures and participatory design

“Sex tech has emerged as a site in which sexual pleasure,…

Jul 6, 2022
Medium

4 Ways the New EU Digital Acts Fall Short and How to Remedy It

BKC associates delve into the shortcomings of EU’s legislation addressing digital giants. …

Jul 5, 2022
The New York Times

Payment Data Could Become Evidence of Abortion, Now Illegal in Some States

Alejandra Caraballo speaks about the privacy issues surrounding the payment data that financial companies collect when it comes to evidence…

Jun 29, 2022
Euractiv

Building a sustainable path towards planetary system of knowledge

Juan Ortiz Freuler writes about the risks facing the global internet and information ecosystem. 

Jun 28, 2022
Medium

Fear, Uncertainty, and Period Trackers

Kendra Albert writes about the uncertainty surrounding period trackers, and breaks down the fears behind privacy issues surrounding such…

Jun 28, 2022
University of Michigan School of Information

New website provides information for marginalized communities after social media bans

The University of Michigan’s School of Information teamed up with Harvard Law to provide information for marginalized communities after…

Jun 22, 2022
Harvard Law Today

‘Living by Protocol’ meditates on the impact of social media and its future

Berkman affiliates preview ‘Living by Protocol,’ the exhibition by metaLAB that runs through July 3 at Harvard Art Museums

Jun 7, 2022
Boston 25 News

Here’s how to protect yourself from being tracked by your Wi-Fi signal

David O’Brien speaks with Boston 25 News about protecting yourself from being tracked by your Wifi signal…

May 23, 2022
Protocol

'Trust isn't built by just one policy.' Abortion care rights in the workplace are complicated

Alejandra Caraballo speaks about privacy issues surrounding abortion care rights in the workplace.…

May 18, 2022
Marketplace

How industrial standards help explain Russia’s economic motives for invading Ukraine

Mark Wu discusses the economic motives behind Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. …

May 17, 2022
Harvard Business Review

Why Build in Web3

Jad Esber writes about how the Web3 model can change how digital companies operate and handle data.…

May 16, 2022
The New Republic

Public Defenders Are About to Be on the Front Lines for Protecting Abortion Rights

Alejandra Caraballo provides an overview on how surveillance technology can impact prosecutions in the Post-Roe era.

May 16, 2022
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