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Medium

Why AI Needs Social Workers and “non-tech” Folks

Incorporating social work and values into community-based AI research

Mar 24, 2019
The Hill

Nunes Faces Tough Odds with Twitter Lawsuit

A Twitter lawsuit and protected forms of speech

Mar 23, 2019
Spectrum

Bracing Medical AI Systems for Attacks

There’s new advice on how to handle tampering that fools algorithms and enables healthcare fraud

Laying groundwork for resilience against real-world adversarial attacks

Mar 22, 2019
New York Review of Books

Fall from Grace

"Network Propaganda" shines a light on the dark side of democracy.

Mar 21, 2019
Harvard Law Today

The “Smart Enough” City

Can the cities of tomorrow be both technologically advanced and socially just?

The promise of Smart Cities often fails to acknowledge the complex political and social factors of cities, which may cause short and long term harms to residents and democracy

Mar 21, 2019
News

Adversarial attacks on medical AI: A health policy challenge

Emerging vulnerabilities demand new conversations

Technical solutions alone aren't enough to address vulnerabilities in machine learning systems

Mar 21, 2019
Guernica

Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom: Raising Really Good Hell for People Who Cannot

The sociologist speaks on owning her authority, taking black women seriously, and how she shaped her trenchant new essay collection, Thick

Mar 20, 2019
How We Get to Next

Scientists Like Me Are Studying Your Tweets—Are You OK With That?

"Public" data ethics: Best practices for social media researchers

Anything “public” on social media may be fair game, but researchers should be more ethical about using that data

Mar 19, 2019
LegalTech News

Harvard and MIT Fund Deepfake Detection, Government Transparency AI Tools

Awarding $750,000 to seven organizations, including ones that help detect deepfakes and promote open access of government data

AI and the News Announces winners

Mar 19, 2019
Just Security

A Legislative Shot at Internet of Things Security

A recently unveiled proposal for regulating the Internet of Things in the US falls short in some areas, but could make some significant strides towards advancing the status quo

Mar 19, 2019
The Atlantic

How Hate Groups’ Secret Sound System Works

White supremacists exploit the weaknesses in the social-media ecosystem as Facebook and Google struggle to keep up.

Mar 17, 2019
The New Yorker

The Making of the Fox News White House

What does the data show? Looking at the relationship between Fox News and the Trump Administration.

Mar 11, 2019
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

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.

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.”

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

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.

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.

Mar 7, 2019
BKC Medium

Reclaiming the Data Commons

A critical perspective on this emerging notion of the data commons

Mar 7, 2019