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MIT News

Design, power, and justice

Sasha Costanza-Chock discusses their new book, "Design Justice"

Mar 3, 2020
Business Insider

Microsoft, IBM, and Amazon are under pressure to drop gender labels from AI tools

Google's decision to drop labels like "man" and "woman" from their image tagging AI pressures other companies to do the same. But Sasha Constanza-Chock argues that it isn't enough.

Mar 1, 2020
Foreign Policy

How Hackers and Spies Could Sabotage the Coronavirus Fight

Why aren’t we better prepared?

Feb 28, 2020
Scientific American

Preparing for Coronavirus to Strike the U.S.

Getting ready for the possibility of major disruptions is not only smart; it’s also our civic duty

Feb 28, 2020
Reason Podcast

Taylor Lorenz Makes Sense of Online Culture for the Rest of Us

The BKC affiliate reveals how social media is encouraging individual expression.

Feb 26, 2020

Amazon’s New Grocery Store is Watching Our Every Move. But we Asked for This.

BKC fellow Christo Wilson explains that while the convenience of skipping the checkout line comes at the expense of privacy, so does shopping through Amazon at all.

Feb 26, 2020

Don't Panic, It's Just The Collapse Of Neoliberalism

Video of a recent talk by Yochai Benkler at the Shorenstein Center

Feb 26, 2020
The Knight Foundation

The Internet Unleashed

BKC affiliate Joan Donovan spoke at the Knight Media Forum

Feb 26, 2020
The Harvard Gazette

The good, bad, and scary of the Internet of Things

BKC faculty associate Francine Berman on the question that keeps her up at night: Is the Internet of Things a future utopia, or is it a future dystopia?

Feb 25, 2020

From clinical student to clinical instructor

Kendra Albert shares their Cyberlaw Clinic story

Kendra Albert shares their Cyberlaw Clinic story

Feb 25, 2020
BBC World Service

Ethiopia’s new law banning online hate speech

Julie Owono explains the concern over the law

Feb 25, 2020

The system is rigged against users

Another reason why getting compensated for data is not a good idea

BKC fellow Beatriz Botero Arcila on why getting compensated for your personal data is not a good idea.

Feb 24, 2020

Podcast: Election Meltdown

BKC faculty associate Danielle Citron joins former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, director of the ACLU’s voting-rights initiative Dale Ho, and election law…

Feb 22, 2020
The Atlantic

How the Coronavirus Revealed Authoritarianism’s Fatal Flaw

China’s use of surveillance and censorship makes it harder for Xi Jinping to know what’s going on in his own country.

Feb 22, 2020
CBC Radio

Is the dream of an 'open' internet dead?

As some countries restrict and replace content, are we headed toward a world of multiple internets?

Feb 21, 2020
MIT CMSW Podcast

Contextual Analysis of Social Media

A podcast with Desmond Patton on the promise and challenge of eliciting context in social media posts with natural language processing

Feb 21, 2020
The Office of the Governor of California

Mary Gray announced as member of Governor Gavin Newsom's Council of Economic Advisors

The Council will advise the Governor and Director of the California Department of Finance on wide-ranging economic issues

Feb 21, 2020

5 Questions on Data and Context with Desmond Patton

The BKC faculty associate discusses the importance of meaningful interaction with the people behind data

Feb 21, 2020
Pew Research Center

Many Tech Experts Say Digital Disruption Will Hurt Democracy

Pew Research Center and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center canvassed technology experts in the summer of 2019 to gain their insights about the potential future…

Feb 21, 2020

Why Europe's GDPR magic will never work in the US

Woodrow Hartzog argues that any US version of GDPR would, in practice, be something of a GDPR-lite.

Feb 20, 2020