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Make Chevron Clean Up

Charles Nesson Joins Attorney and HLS Alumnus' Challenge Against Chevron

Charles Nesson is one of three prominent lawyers rallying behind a human rights attorney's challenge against Chevron

Monday, Mar 11, 2019
BBC News

Tim Berners-Lee: 'Stop web's downward plunge to dysfunctional future'

Global action is required to tackle the web's "downward plunge to a dysfunctional future", its inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has told the BBC.

Monday, Mar 11, 2019
Fast Company

What Mark Zuckerberg’s new vision could really mean for privacy and propaganda

Some critics worry the new privacy push is also a way to dodge regulation and avoid moderating content: “The devil is in the details.”

Monday, Mar 11, 2019
Medium

The Ability to Say NO On the Internet

A feminist approach to consent in digital technologies

Feminist research and bridging conversations about consent

Friday, Mar 8, 2019
Harvard Law Today

Why I Changed My Mind

Four faculty members reconsider long-held professional views

Jonathan Zittrain and Kendra Albert share moments when they had to re-examine some of their most closely held ideas about issues ranging from gun laws to brownies.

Friday, Mar 8, 2019
Forbes

'Sealioning' Is A Common Trolling Tactic On Social Media--What Is It?

"Sealioning" and good versus bad faith demands for evidence on social media.

Thursday, Mar 7, 2019
BKC Medium

Reclaiming the Data Commons

A critical perspective on this emerging notion of the data commons

Thursday, Mar 7, 2019
The Guardian

Anti-vaxx 'mobs': doctors face harassment campaigns on Facebook

Medical experts who counter misinformation are weathering coordinated attacks. Now some are fighting back

Facebook's stance on anti-vaccine misinformation, and what public health experts have to say about it.

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019
Sabelo.io

Art: Four Moments of the Sun

The promise of life, reunion, and continuation on the African continent

 

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019
The Commons

What might someone else do in five years, when they’re sitting in your chair?

Stopping to think about the ethics and unintended consequences of new technology.

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019
Telegraph

How to deal with cyberbullying

Berkman Kleins' Digital Literacy Resource Platform was recently rolled out in the UK to help teachers fight back against cyberbullying

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019
Wired

How Amazon's Algorithms Curated a Dystopian Bookstore

Amazon and the spread of health misinformation.

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019
MacArthur Foundation

John Palfrey Named New MacArthur President

“I am an optimist, who believes that creativity, rigor, and selective disruption can make outsized social impact possible."

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019
Metropolis

Cities Are Not Technology Problems: What Smart Cities Companies Get Wrong

Many companies equate new technology with innovation, but actual innovation in cities means using tech in concert with bureaucracy, on-the-ground awareness, and challenging political choices.

Innovation can mean more than just "use new technology."

Monday, Mar 4, 2019
Fast Company

Here are the data brokers quietly buying and selling your personal information

You’ve probably never heard of many of the data firms registered under a new law, but they’ve heard a lot about you.

Saturday, Mar 2, 2019
Ted Blog

Announcing the speaker lineup for TED2019: Bigger than us

Jonny Sun joins the TED2019 "Bigger than Us" speaker lineup

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019
Medium

Digital rights are *all* human rights, not just civil and political

The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights consults with the field

Bringing into focus the impact that new technologies can have on socio-economic, civil and political rights

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019
Dark Reading

9 Years After: From Operation Aurora to Zero Trust

How the first documented nation-state cyberattack is changing security today.

Change is a constant in the security industry, and being willing to change as needed is one of the key growth factors in any business — large or small.

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019
Carnegie Reporter

Secure the Vote

Assessing the integrity, safety, and security of the vote -- the most important element of a truly democratic government

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019