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BKC Medium Collection

The GDPR at Two — Global Floor or Global Ceiling?

Elizabeth Renieris on the impact of GDPR on the global data protection landscape

Jul 9, 2020
Digital Privacy News

Facebook’s German Court Loss Opens New Front Against Privacy Violations

Elizabeth Renieris discusses court decision with Digital Privacy News

Jul 9, 2020
UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry

Human Rights Racial Equality & New Information Technologies

Human Rights Racial Equality & New Information Technologies

Jul 8, 2020
Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

From Rationality to Relationality: Ubuntu as an Ethical and Human Rights Framework for Artificial Intelligence Governance

Sabelo Mhlambi uses ubuntu as a frame to examine artificial intelligence

Jul 8, 2020
News 18

'Another Marielle Franco Shouldn't Die': A Film Memorializing Slain Brazilian LGBT Activist

Documentary by Leonard Cortana screened at KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

Jul 8, 2020
Washington Blade

Tech experts fear new US broadcasting chief could jeopardize LGBTQ Internet freedom

Afsaneh Rigot says internet privacy and security measures are critical safety tools

Jul 7, 2020
Oxford Internet Institute

Disinformation by Design: How Media Manipulation Campaigns Are Constructed

Joan Donovan discusses new article on platform design and disinformation

Jul 7, 2020
Deep Dives

The Future Is TransFeminist: from imagination to action

Joana Varon describes a new tool designed to help collectively envision ideas for alternative imaginaries of futuristic technologies

Jul 3, 2020

How can we ban facial recognition when it’s already everywhere?

Mutale Nkonde speaks with Vox about facial recognition technology

Jul 3, 2020

#BlackLivesMatter saw tremendous growth on social media. Now what?

Jenny Korn discusses the use of #BlackLivesMatter on social media

Jul 2, 2020

What Does “Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior” Actually Mean?

There’s no clear definition, and that’s worrisome, evelyn douek says.

Jul 2, 2020

Twitter Deletes Trump’s Photo of Himself After NY Times Copyright Complaint

Lumen database hosts DMCA notice for the tweet

Jul 2, 2020

You Purged Racists From Your Website? Great, Now Get to Work

Joan Donovan says social media sites can—and must—take action to control the content on their sites.

Jul 1, 2020
BKC Medium Collection

Ken and Karen are White Supremacists

Apryl Williams explains that although memes are humorous, Karens and Kens of the world express a dangerous, audacious kind of White supremacy

Jul 1, 2020
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Advertisers retreating from Facebook amid backlash over hate speech on social media

evelyn douek joins Australian Broadcasting Corporation to discuss backlash over hate speech on social media

Jul 1, 2020

Ethics in the Balance: AI’s Implications for Government

BKC’s Ethics & Governance of AI Initiative works with government officials, stakeholders

Jul 1, 2020
Omidyar Network

Pathways and Pitfalls for Social Payment Programs and Data Protection

"There is no meaningful choice between compulsory digitization or exclusion."

Jun 30, 2020

Bruce Schneier says we need to embrace inefficiency to save our economy

Bruce Schneier shares his prediction for the future with Quartz

Jun 30, 2020
The Center for Journalism Ethics

A Guide to Covering Hate Speech Without Amplifying It

Jasmine McNealy says the U.S. Constitution needs to be understood within a power framework

Jun 29, 2020
Open Democracy

The case for a digital non-aligned movement

The world wide web is on a crash course that could lead to permanent fragmentation, argues Juan Ortiz Freuler

Jun 27, 2020