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Medium

What Do We Owe to the Internet’s “First Responders?”

Experts share perspectives on the ethics and legality of how social platforms moderate content

Until AI catches up, tens of thousands of human content moderators all around the world will continue to ingest thousands of posts of potentially toxic posts on social media,…

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019
Crossroads

Facial recognition is the plutonium of AI

"It's dangerous, racializing, and has few legitimate uses; facial recognition needs regulation and control on par with nuclear waste."

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019
Medium

The Far-Right and its Vicious Cycle of Extremism

Contemporary transformations in radical forms

How the internet can contribute to individual and group radicalization.

Monday, Apr 15, 2019
The Boston Globe

So There Are People Behind Alexa’s Curtain. Will Anyone Care?

Making smart speakers and technologies smarter, but what about privacy?

Thursday, Apr 11, 2019
Slate

The Government’s Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Case Against Assange

Assange is accused of conspiring to violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Proving that may be tricky.

Charges against Assange and implications for journalism

Thursday, Apr 11, 2019
McGill-Queen's University Press

Media and Mass Atrocity

The Rwanda Genocide and Beyond

How African media cover atrocities on their own continent

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019
Tech Empire

The Quantified Worker and Worker Surveillance

Impacts of new tech in the workplace

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019
MIT Press

The Smart Enough City

Putting Technology in Its Place to Reclaim Our Urban Future

Taking an exclusively technical view of urban life will lead to cities that appear smart but under the surface are rife with injustice and inequality

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019
The Exchange

The Challenges and Nuance of Crypto Regulation

The present and future regulation of cryptocurrency

Monday, Apr 8, 2019
Just Security

The Pentagon Wants to Streamline Security Clearances by Using AI. That’s a Dangerous Idea.

Emerging AI and security clearance at the Department of Defense

Monday, Apr 8, 2019
Aargauer Zeitung

Teenagers and Social Media: The Fake Account is More Real

Identity and the dichotomy between real and fake on Instagram

Sunday, Apr 7, 2019
BKC Medium

Thoughts on personal data vs non-personal data

How the government, or regulators, can start thinking about privacy and the data economy

Thursday, Apr 4, 2019
The Practice

The Harvard Library Innovation Lab: Embracing Change in Law and Libraries

Expanding the library's role in the digital world

Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019
The New York Times

Australia Passes Law to Punish Social Media Companies for Violent Posts

Australia asks social media platforms to take responsibility

Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019
The International Journal of Bullying Prevention

When Twitter Fingers Turn to Trigger Fingers: a Qualitative Study of Social Media-Related Gang Violence

Leveraging expertise to understand social media's role in gang activity

Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019
Library Innovation Lab

Launching CAP Search

The Library Innovation Lab launches a new interface to search data made available as part of the Caselaw Access Project

Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019
Digital Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School

Can Data Become Part of a Development Strategy?

Data should become an enabler of new models of cooperative growth

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019
Bruegel.org

How to make Industry 4.0 work for Europe

On the consequences of ‘new manufacturing’ for European industrial policymaking

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019
Justice Matters Podcast

Justice Matters Podcast: Desmond Patton

On the intersection of social media, ethics, and human rights

Monday, Apr 1, 2019
USA Today

Anyone can easily hack into your phone.

Just ask Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

Five tips to secure your phone - it might not keep a foreign country determined to strike away, but it will strengthen your security.

Monday, Apr 1, 2019