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Alan Turing Institute

Mistrust of government in context of repressive states as a driver of slow acceptance of digital IDs

Babatunde Okunoye shares insight on why digital identity projects have faced slow user acceptance and adoption in parts of Africa.

Sep 23, 2021
Autonomy

Sex work, automation and the post-work imaginary

Zahra Stardust and Helen Hester envision a post-work future that is more equitable for sex workers.

Sep 13, 2021
SSRN

The Flaws of Policies Requiring Human Oversight of Government Algorithms

Ben Green argues that human oversight policies allow the government to use flawed or controversial algorithms without addressing the fundamental issues with the tools — and…

Sep 10, 2021
Medium

​Apple’s proposed new child safety features and the problems with privacy tradeoffs

Shreya Tewari shares the problems with proposals that compromise user privacy in favor of other important goals.

Sep 9, 2021
Fortune

How digital surveillance thrived in the 20 years since 9/11

David O'Brien explains how the two decades since the September 11 terrorist attacks have involved a broad expansion of government surveillance powers.

Sep 8, 2021
Bloomberg Law

From Harvard to Berkeley, Clinics Train Next-Gen Tech Lawyers

Kendra Albert and Christopher Bavitz share how the Cyberlaw Clinic prepares students to address the biggest issues in cyberspace.

Aug 25, 2021
Slate

Social Media Companies Need to Take a Lesson from 16th-Century Bavaria

John Bowers, Will Marks, and Jonathan Zittrain propose a path forward for how to improve content moderation

Aug 24, 2021
Boston Globe

A Harvard professor predicted COVID disinformation on the web. Here’s what may be coming next

Joan Donovan explains the dangers of spreading falsehoods on social media and the challenges with stopping misinformation.

Aug 23, 2021
The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast: Facebook Shuts Down Research On Itself

evelyn douek talks with Quinta Jurecic and Alex Abdo about the legal fight between researchers and Facebook about collecting data on Facebook ads. 

Aug 19, 2021
Inquest

The Feature is the Bug

Colin Doyle explains how algorithms can expose flaws in criminal laws and the harms that they can produce.

Aug 9, 2021
Science Friday

How Imperfect Data Leads Us Astray

Kasia Chmielinski explains how a popular algorithm used to predict race or ethnicity based on scant personal details ends up creating flawed data.

Aug 6, 2021
Lawfare

The Lawfare Podcast: Facebook’s Thoughts on Its Oversight Board

evelyn douek explores the impacts of the Facebook Oversight Board

Aug 5, 2021
Women in Higher Education

Researching Gaming and Showing Why Citations Matter

Kishonna Gray shares her journey engaging digital studies and Black studies. 

Aug 3, 2021
Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research

Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence: Evidence from a Survey of Machine Learning Researchers

Baobao Zheng and colleagues explore how researchers view topics in artificial intelligence

Aug 1, 2021
Cyberlaw Clinic

How to Read a Docket

Mason Kortz and Kendra Albert explain how to read a court docket in a free guide

Jul 29, 2021
Washington Monthly

The Former Harvard Law Dean Who Wants Government to Save the News Business

Martha Minow explains why the government must save local news.

Jul 26, 2021
Lawfare

Why Current Botnet Takedown Jurisprudence Should Not Be Replicated

Asaf Lubin explains the problems with current efforts to prevent cybercrime.

Jul 21, 2021
POLITICO

Public health’s next shot at fixing its data problem

Joan Donovan shares insights on the government's ability to control misinformation on social media.

Jul 21, 2021

Policy-palooza: How Congress, state and local governments can stabilize local news

Hilary Ross comments on how government may be able to help the state of local news. 

Jul 20, 2021
AfricaPortal

Nigeria: There can be no digital identity (ID) without digital security

Babatunde Okunoye explains the importance of digital security for ID systems.

Jul 20, 2021