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Promoting transformation in the digital economy
This paper makes a case for comprehensive digital industrial policies that are differentiated and rooted in the broader reality of development and globalization in the fourth…
Padmashree Gehl Sampath
Hear from students participating in Harvard's inaugural Techtopia group on human rights, ethics, and artificial intelligence.
A new bill "leverages federal purchasing power to create pro-security market pressure and … serves as a model for the implementation of similar standards elsewhere."
Guaranteeing people’s confidentiality has become more of a challenge, but some scholars worry that the new system will impede research.
Professor Jonathan Zittrain discusses the social media giant’s ‘long year’ with Facebook's head of global policy management Monika Bickert.
A Workshop on Mapping Innovation Ecosystems
What we learned about social innovation in Norway, how to map local innovation ecosystems and the challenges and opportunities that Norwegian social entrepreneurs confront.
If you work in tech and you’re not thinking about ethics, you’re bad at your job
The problem with “I’m just an engineer” isn’t the engineer’s inability to identify all relevant ethical implications — it’s that they don’t think it’s their job to do so.
If Tumblr doesn’t learn from history, it will be headed for the same fate as LiveJournal.
After Tumblr’s recent announcement that it will no longer allow “adult content” many have been asking where fan creators, LGBTQ people, and support communities will go.
A conversation with Berkman Klein Center Faculty Associate Samer Hassan
Hassan thinks of the blockchain within the context of how we use it to manage trust in large, decentralized communities.
Brittan Heller joins the Atlantic to explore the debate about free speech — on campuses, on tech platforms, and in our political life.
Rediet Abebe earns a place on the annual Bloomberg 50
Her research focuses on how algorithms can be applied to health, education, and housing.
The HTML comments that create this layer of the Space Jam website vary in function, from guides to a digital space to declarative statements, distributed from its main navigation…
L. Kelly Fitzpatrick
Should there be a public archive or public record of a politician's social media as soon as they become a public official?
An Xiao Mina
Greater diversity within research communities can control for bias in this process.
The Cyberlaw Clinic shares a new memorandum on content regulation policy for the podcasting community
How do people respond to the predictions made by pretrial risk assessments?
We are immersed in an evolving, ongoing conflict: an Information World War in which state actors, terrorists, and ideological extremists leverage the social infrastructure…
There is no easy fix to the asymmetries existing between developing and developed countries.
How one Fellow's project began as an idea at 23 Everett Street (BKC’s HQ!) in 2014, moved to introspection and tinkering, and then opened to funding, collaboration, and feedback.
Humorist, illustrator, and BKC affiliate Jonny Sun is creating Paper Lanterns, a live-action/animation hybrid feature that just got picked up by Fox Family.