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Education monitoring tech soars as result of Covid-19

Leah Plunkett discusses privacy concerns about online education

Aug 24, 2020

The term ‘ethical AI’ is finally starting to mean something

VentureBeat cites paper from Elettra Bietti

Aug 23, 2020
The New York Times

How Zeynep Tufekci Keeps Getting the Big Things Right

Zeyenp Tufecki featured in The New York Times

Aug 23, 2020

Police Monitoring Of Social Media Sparks Concerns In Black And Brown Communities

Desmond Patton interviewed by NPR about police monitoring social media

Aug 21, 2020
Digital Privacy News

UK Court Spurns Police in First Legal Test of Face Recognition

Nani Jansen Reventlow comments on legal challenge to the use of facial recognition

Aug 20, 2020
BKC Medium Collection

Beware of Apps Bearing Gifts in a Pandemic

Researchers share concerns about free services and public health interventions by tech companies

Aug 18, 2020
The Verge

How a TikTok ban would affect the influencer economy

The Verge interviews Taylor Lorenz

Aug 11, 2020
USA Today

Sick of unwanted Twitter replies? New feature lets users limit who can reply to tweets

Jasmine McNealy discusses the feature and the First Amendment

Aug 11, 2020
The Atlantic

Why All News Sounds the Same

Ethan Zuckerman uses Media Cloud to explain the narrowing media agenda

Aug 7, 2020
BKC Medium Collection

Tech Execs Wield Privacy as a Shield and a Sword in Congressional Hearing

The #BigTech antitrust hearing and the path ahead for privacy

Aug 6, 2020
The New York Times

Facebook Must Better Police Online Hate, State Attorneys General Say

Danielle Citron spoke with The New York Times about Facebook’s hate speech policies.

Aug 5, 2020
Justice Collaborative Institute

The Case for Banning Law Enforcement From Using Facial Recognition Technology

New Report from Woodrow Hartzog & Evan Selinger

Aug 4, 2020
The Harvard Crimson

Harvard to Track Affiliates’ Wi-Fi Signals as Part of Contact Tracing Pilot

Asaf Lubin discusses the Tracefi contact tracing system with The Harvard Crimson.

Aug 2, 2020

Congress’ Antitrust Hearing Was Actually Pretty OK

Dipayan Ghosh and Stephen Wicker reflect on Congress’ antitrust hearing

Jul 31, 2020
Feminism in India

Film Review – Marielle’s Legacy Will Not Die

A review of Leonard Cortana’s documentary “Marielle’s Legacy Will Not Die”

Jul 30, 2020
Vanity Fair

How Jared Kushner’s Secret Testing Plan “Went Poof Into Thin Air”

Margaret Bourdeaux speaks with Vanity Fair about the U.S. COVID testing system

Jul 30, 2020
Al Jazeera

Data collection is not the solution for Europe's racism problem

Structural racism can be combatted only if there is political will, not more data.

Jul 29, 2020
MIT Technology Review

Why Congress should look at Twitter and Facebook

“We cannot build a healthy democracy on top of an ailing communication system”

Jul 27, 2020
New Books in Technology

Interview: Design Justice

Sasha Costanza-Chock discusses their book Design Justice on New Books in Technology

Jul 27, 2020

Twitter Brings Down the Banhammer on QAnon

Twitter’s QAnon response underlines “how powerful and unaccountable” companies are, evelyn douek says.

Jul 24, 2020