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the Hill

AirDrop used for sexual harassment on public transit

An unsolicited picture shared over Apple's AirDrop leads to questions over how the technology is governed.

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019
Sabelo.io

God in the image of white men: Creation myths, power asymmetries and AI

Dismantling inequality in AI with marginalized voices in leadership

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019
The Washington Post

When it comes to social media manipulation, we’re our own worst enemy

Leveraging social media platforms to combat coordinated inauthentic behavior online

Friday, Mar 29, 2019
Journal of the European Institute for Communication and Culture

Integrating Concepts of Counterpublics into Generalised Public Sphere Frameworks

Contemporary Transformations in Radical Forms

The Internet's role in forming and radicalizing non-mainstream discourse arenas

Friday, Mar 29, 2019
The Cyberlaw Clinic

Clinic Files Amicus Brief Arguing for Broader Access to Government Databases Through FOIA

Providing aggregate data access to media professionals

Friday, Mar 29, 2019
Wall Street Journal

Pressure Mounts on Facebook to Police Users’ Content

Following shooter’s live stream of mosque massacres, New Zealand, Australia join other jurisdictions seeking stricter regulations

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019
Colombia Journalism Review

What we learned from analyzing thousands of stories on the Christchurch shooting

An analysis of over 6,000 articles about the recent tragedy reveals useful guidelines for journalists on reporting extreme content

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019
Harvard Law Today

Medical AI systems could be vulnerable to adversarial attacks

With HMS and MIT faculty, Zittrain and Bowers co-author report in Science Journal

medical machine-learning systems may be uniquely susceptible to attacks

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019
Wired

Machines Shouldn’t Have to Spy On Us to Learn

How do we expand the benefits of machine learning, while protecting privacy?

Monday, Mar 25, 2019
Medium

Why AI Needs Social Workers and “non-tech” Folks

Incorporating social work and values into community-based AI research

Sunday, Mar 24, 2019
The Hill

Nunes Faces Tough Odds with Twitter Lawsuit

A Twitter lawsuit and protected forms of speech

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019
Spectrum

Bracing Medical AI Systems for Attacks

There’s new advice on how to handle tampering that fools algorithms and enables healthcare fraud

Laying groundwork for resilience against real-world adversarial attacks

Friday, Mar 22, 2019
New York Review of Books

Fall from Grace

"Network Propaganda" shines a light on the dark side of democracy.

Thursday, Mar 21, 2019
Harvard Law Today

The “Smart Enough” City

Can the cities of tomorrow be both technologically advanced and socially just?

The promise of Smart Cities often fails to acknowledge the complex political and social factors of cities, which may cause short and long term harms to residents and democracy

Thursday, Mar 21, 2019
Science

Adversarial attacks on medical AI: A health policy challenge

Emerging vulnerabilities demand new conversations

Technical solutions alone aren't enough to address vulnerabilities in machine learning systems

Thursday, Mar 21, 2019
Guernica

Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom: Raising Really Good Hell for People Who Cannot

The sociologist speaks on owning her authority, taking black women seriously, and how she shaped her trenchant new essay collection, Thick

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019
How We Get to Next

Scientists Like Me Are Studying Your Tweets—Are You OK With That?

"Public" data ethics: Best practices for social media researchers

Anything “public” on social media may be fair game, but researchers should be more ethical about using that data

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019
LegalTech News

Harvard and MIT Fund Deepfake Detection, Government Transparency AI Tools

Awarding $750,000 to seven organizations, including ones that help detect deepfakes and promote open access of government data

AI and the News Announces winners

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019
Just Security

A Legislative Shot at Internet of Things Security

A recently unveiled proposal for regulating the Internet of Things in the US falls short in some areas, but could make some significant strides towards advancing the status quo

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019
The New Yorker

The Making of the Fox News White House

What does the data show? Looking at the relationship between Fox News and the Trump Administration.

Monday, Mar 11, 2019