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In her new book "Memes to Movements," An Xiao Mina explores how people from a historically overlooked nation such as Uganda are able to drive the conversation on issues in…
An Xiao Mina
During confirmation hearings AG nominee William Barr is asked how private social media platform's could explicitly attempt to sway an election, and whether there are any remedies…
This app uses US Census Data and a linguistic algorithm to "Americanize" submitted names, and provoke thought about how names and identities are considered in society
A Speculative Sprint Story Collection
This new publication from the Digital Asia Hub collects the outputs of a two-day speculative fiction–writing workshop held in December 2018
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s oversight of the fast-growing cryptocurrency market is on hiatus as the government shutdown lingers.
The recent partnership between privacy-focused search tool Duck Duck Go and Apple has an uncertain implications for the future of privacy on the engine.
Shaping the New Economy in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Questions are emerging regarding the adequacy of our current economic policies and practices, the social contract between citizens, businesses and governments and the metrics used…
In her new book “Thick: And Other Essays," Berkman Klein Faculty Associate Tressie McMillan Cottom tackles topics ranging from poverty, to race, to healthcare.
Tressie McMillan Cottom
Databite No. 117
A global exploration of internet memes as agents of pop culture, politics, protest, and propaganda on- and offline
Simulating algorithmic risk assessments at pretrial
A legal education simulation puts students in the role of a county judge at a bail hearing, and prompts them to detain or release individual defendants pending trial.
An excerpt from Memes to Movements: How the World’s Most Viral Media Is Changing Social Protest and Power
How ethics embeds in technology
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
Ram Shankar Siva Kumar
“We increasingly see every problem as a technology-related problem, so the solution is more technology”
AirBnB may be exempt from a local ordinance regulating local short-term rentals by way of the Communications Decency Act
“It’s worse than the tax code. The copyright term is way too long now.”
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
Three Pathways Forward
Data protection standards alone aren’t enough to make social media companies accountable
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.
Allister Chang, Executive Director, Libraries Without Borders and Berkman Klein Fellow is named one of the International Literacy Association's "30 Under 30."
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