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The Empire (Facebook) Strikes Back (at the Oversight Board’s Trump Decision)

evelyn douek shares the limitations of the Facebook Oversight Board's ruling on Donald Trump's account.

Jun 10, 2021
Harvard Business Review

The Coming AI Hackers

Bruce Schneier is interviewed about the future of AI hacking.

Jun 9, 2021
Minnesota Law Review

Understanding Chilling Effects

Jon Penney outlines a new framework for understanding "chilling effects" on speech.

Jun 7, 2021
The Atlantic

Facebook Won’t Talk About the Insurrection

evelyn douek and Joan Donovan comment on Facebook’s response to the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Jun 7, 2021

Where did the microchip vaccine conspiracy theory come from anyway?

Joan Donovan shares findings from her research on vaccine misinformation.

Jun 5, 2021

Viral Lies

Joan Donovan explores vaccine disinformation and the election.

Jun 5, 2021
The Washington Post

Activision, an indie developer and the battle over the ‘Warzone’ name

Kendra Albert explains lawsuit over “Warzone” video game trademark

Jun 4, 2021

More Content Moderation Is Not Always Better

evelyn douek says simply erasing things from the internet comes at a cost and it might not be worth it.

Jun 2, 2021
Harvard Gazette

Taking the crypto out of digital currency

A Q&A with Primavera De Filippi

Jun 2, 2021

Hacked drones and busted logistics are the cyber future of warfare

In a post for Brookings, Bruce Schneier and colleague argue that cybersecurity vulnerabilities are a major part of warfare.

Jun 2, 2021
Digital Freedom Fund

How Artificial Intelligence Impacts Marginalised Groups

Nani Jansen Reventlow writes about the impact of AI on marginalized groups.

May 29, 2021
The Harvard Gazette

Fixing the Internet will require a cultural shift

A Q&A with Francine Berman

May 28, 2021

When to Reply on Social Media—and When to Not

Sameer Hinduja shares insights on how to address cyberbullying.

May 26, 2021
MIT Technology Review

Vaccine waitlist Dr. B collected data from millions. But how many did it help?

Elizabeth Renieris discusses data collection by private-sector companies and how incentives differ for public health organizations.

May 24, 2021
Johns Hopkins

Rechanneling Beliefs: How Information Flows Hinder or Help American Democracy

Bruce Schneier and colleague Henry Farrell published a new report via the Johns Hopkins Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

May 24, 2021
The Verge

New research shows how many important links on the web get lost to time

The Verge features study from John Bowers and Jonathan Zittrain

May 21, 2021
Columbia Journalism Review

What the ephemerality of the Web means for your hyperlinks

A study by John Bowers, Clare Stanton, and Jonathan Zittrain examined hyperlinks in New York Times articles from 1996 through mid-2019.

May 21, 2021
The Washington Post

‘Grassroots’ bot campaigns are coming. Governments don’t have a plan to stop them.

Bruce Schneier and colleague argue AI software can easily pass for real public comments

May 20, 2021
Harvard Law Today

Memes for Sale? Making sense of NFTs

Rebecca Tushnet says lockdown boredom may be contributing to the rise of non-fungible tokens, or NFTs

May 19, 2021