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Columbia Journalism Review

Memes counter disinformation, spread awareness of pollution in Beijing

An excerpt from Memes to Movements: How the World’s Most Viral Media Is Changing Social Protest and Power

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019
sabelo.io

Ethics and Technology

How ethics embeds in technology

Monday, Jan 7, 2019
Bloomberg

Artificial Intelligence vs. the Hackers

Machine-learning algorithms watch hackers’ behavior and adapt to their evolving tactics.

A profile of "Data Cowboy" Ram Shankar Siva Kumar, who trains security algorithms

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019
New York Times

In High-Tech Cities, No More Potholes, but What About Privacy?

“We increasingly see every problem as a technology-related problem, so the solution is more technology”

Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019
WGBH

In Suing Boston, AirBNB Argues It's Not Responsible For Illegal Listings

AirBnB may be exempt from a local ordinance regulating local short-term rentals by way of the Communications Decency Act

Monday, Dec 31, 2018
New York Times

New Life for Old Classics, as Their Copyrights Run Out

“It’s worse than the tax code. The copyright term is way too long now.”

Saturday, Dec 29, 2018
The Print

36 brilliant Indian women

Chinmayi Arun's work on law and technology in India earned her a place on Salil Tripathi's list of 36 brilliant Indian women for The Print

Saturday, Dec 29, 2018
Just Security

2018 Was A Trying Year For Social Media Platforms–And Their Users

Three Pathways Forward

Data protection standards alone aren’t enough to make social media companies accountable

Thursday, Dec 27, 2018
New York Times

Inside Facebook’s Secret Rulebook for Global Political Speech

Under fire for stirring up distrust and violence, the social network has vowed to police its users. But leaked documents raise serious questions about its approach.

Thursday, Dec 27, 2018
International Literacy Association

International Literacy Association's 30 Under 30

Allister Chang, Executive Director, Libraries Without Borders and Berkman Klein Fellow is named one of the International Literacy Association's "30 Under 30."

Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018
Information is Beautiful

Artificial Senses

"Artificial Senses," a piece by Kim Albrecht of the metaLAB project, is honored as one of the best visualizations of the year at the 2018 Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards.

Sunday, Dec 23, 2018
Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

Justice Matters with Vivek Krishnamurthy

Vivek Krishnamurthy discusses the complex challenges of the human rights movement in the face of emerging technology and artificial intelligence.

Friday, Dec 21, 2018
Harvard Magazine

Harvard Portrait: Ruth Okediji

Ruth Okediji, Smith professor of law, traces her enthusiasm for intellectual-property law to a childhood love of literature and storytelling.

Friday, Dec 21, 2018
Medium

Law and Adversarial Machine Learning

A survey of existing legal remedies for attacks that have been demonstrated on machine learning systems, and suggests some potential areas of exploration for machine learning…

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018
Open Access Government

Distributed technologies to bootstrap the sharing economy

Professor Samer Hassan explores how blockchain has the potential to help sharing economy projects to overcome several challenges they face at infrastructure, governance and…

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018
The Guardian

'Woke Gaming' named one of 2018's best new books about video games

Woke Gaming seeks to push readers to recognize persistent inequalities, as well as those who struggle for change within both our virtual worlds and in our everyday communities.

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018
Washington Post

It’s time to try something different on Internet privacy

"US lawmakers need to embrace a different approach to Internet privacy based around the concept of trust, rather than the failed concepts of notice and choice."

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018
Foreign Policy

The War Torn Web

A once-unified online world has broken into new warring states.

"Digitalpolitik," is an emerging tactical playbook for how governments use their political, regulatory, military, and commercial powers to project influence in global, digital…

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018
MIT Technology Review

Inside Shenzhen’s race to outdo Silicon Valley

Shenzhen flooded the world with cheap gadgets. Can it now become what Silicon Valley never did — a global hub of innovation, entrepreneurship, and manufacturing?

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018
Wired

Yes, Big Platforms Could Change Their Business Models

The few companies that control our digital public sphere—Facebook, Google, and Twitter—are all driven by the same fundamental business model, and it has only grown more pernicious…

Monday, Dec 17, 2018