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Nieman Reports

How Hashtag Culture Influences International Conversations

In her new book "Memes to Movements," An Xiao Mina explores how people from a historically overlooked nation such as Uganda are able to drive the conversation on issues in…

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019
C-SPAN

Remedies for Platform Bias

During confirmation hearings AG nominee William Barr is asked how private social media platform's could explicitly attempt to sway an election, and whether there are any remedies…

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019
Sabelo.io

Americanize my name

This app uses US Census Data and a linguistic algorithm to "Americanize" submitted names, and provoke thought about how names and identities are considered in society

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019
Digital Asia Hub

Drones & Dreams

A Speculative Sprint Story Collection

This new publication from the Digital Asia Hub collects the outputs of a two-day speculative fiction–writing workshop held in December 2018

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019
World Economic Forum

Dialogue Series on New Economic and Social Frontiers

Shaping the New Economy in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Questions are emerging regarding the adequacy of our current economic policies and practices, the social contract between citizens, businesses and governments and the metrics used…

Monday, Jan 14, 2019

The author you need to read now: Tressie McMillan Cottom

In her new book “Thick: And Other Essays," Berkman Klein Faculty Associate Tressie McMillan Cottom tackles topics ranging from poverty, to race, to healthcare.

Friday, Jan 11, 2019
Medium

Detain/Release

Simulating algorithmic risk assessments at pretrial

A legal education simulation puts students in the role of a county judge at a bail hearing, and prompts them to detain or release individual defendants pending trial.

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019
sabelo.io

Ethics and Technology

How ethics embeds in technology

Monday, Jan 7, 2019
Bloomberg

Artificial Intelligence vs. the Hackers

Machine-learning algorithms watch hackers’ behavior and adapt to their evolving tactics.

A profile of "Data Cowboy" Ram Shankar Siva Kumar, who trains security algorithms

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019
New York Times

In High-Tech Cities, No More Potholes, but What About Privacy?

“We increasingly see every problem as a technology-related problem, so the solution is more technology”

Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019
WGBH

In Suing Boston, AirBNB Argues It's Not Responsible For Illegal Listings

AirBnB may be exempt from a local ordinance regulating local short-term rentals by way of the Communications Decency Act

Monday, Dec 31, 2018
New York Times

New Life for Old Classics, as Their Copyrights Run Out

“It’s worse than the tax code. The copyright term is way too long now.”

Saturday, Dec 29, 2018
The Print

36 brilliant Indian women

Chinmayi Arun's work on law and technology in India earned her a place on Salil Tripathi's list of 36 brilliant Indian women for The Print

Saturday, Dec 29, 2018
Just Security

2018 Was A Trying Year For Social Media Platforms–And Their Users

Three Pathways Forward

Data protection standards alone aren’t enough to make social media companies accountable

Thursday, Dec 27, 2018
New York Times

Inside Facebook’s Secret Rulebook for Global Political Speech

Under fire for stirring up distrust and violence, the social network has vowed to police its users. But leaked documents raise serious questions about its approach.

Thursday, Dec 27, 2018
International Literacy Association

International Literacy Association's 30 Under 30

Allister Chang, Executive Director, Libraries Without Borders and Berkman Klein Fellow is named one of the International Literacy Association's "30 Under 30."

Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018
Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

Justice Matters with Vivek Krishnamurthy

Vivek Krishnamurthy discusses the complex challenges of the human rights movement in the face of emerging technology and artificial intelligence.

Friday, Dec 21, 2018
Harvard Magazine

Harvard Portrait: Ruth Okediji

Ruth Okediji, Smith professor of law, traces her enthusiasm for intellectual-property law to a childhood love of literature and storytelling.

Friday, Dec 21, 2018
Medium

Law and Adversarial Machine Learning

A survey of existing legal remedies for attacks that have been demonstrated on machine learning systems, and suggests some potential areas of exploration for machine learning…

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018
Open Access Government

Distributed technologies to bootstrap the sharing economy

Professor Samer Hassan explores how blockchain has the potential to help sharing economy projects to overcome several challenges they face at infrastructure, governance and…

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018