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DragonCon: Right to be Forgotten in the USA

A simple Google search can pull up damaging information on any individual from decades ago, long after any societal debt has been paid. Should there be a right to be forgotten as a basic human right as EU courts claim, and what about people's right to know especially for public...

DragonCon: #TooSexyForTumblr & Other AI Problems

Tumblr's artificial intelligence filter is blocking lots of false positives and removing beneficial content. What's missing is the balance that human judgment brings. Is this a sign of things to come across all social media platforms, or all Internet content in general? Kurt Opsahl, Erica Portnoy, Jairus Khan (Moderator), James...

DragonCon: So You Want to Work in Public Policy...

People don't go into public policy because they want to be billionaires; they go into public policy because they care and want to make a difference. How does one get started making contributions in this area, and can it really be turned into a financially sustaining career path? Andrew Greenberg...

DragonCon: Bias in Facial Recognition

Facial recognition is becoming ubiquitous in commercial, government, and law enforcement applications, but is well known to identify women and minorities less accurately. Why is this, and what are the risks to individual liberty from mis-identification? Erica Portnoy, Jairus Khan (Moderator), Hayley Tsukayama

DragonCon: Smart IoT Act/IoT Cybersecurity Act

So-called "Internet of Things" devices are infamous for having poor or non- existent security. Is it time for the government to start legislating security requirements? Has the free market failed to respond or create demand for "security as a feature"? Kurt Opsahl (Modertor), Erica Portnoy, Nathan White, Xavier Ashe

DragonCon: STEM Education for Women & Minorities

There's a growing effort to promote science, technology, engineering, and math for women and minorities in what have always been male and white dominated fields. What can we do to help, and are we putting too much pressure on girls and children of color to fulfill our own aspirations for...
The shadow of a police officer looms in front of a closed door. An Amazon Ring camera device glows blue.

Amazon’s Ring Is a Perfect Storm of Privacy Threats

Doors across the United States are now fitted with Amazon’s Ring, a combination doorbell-security camera that records and transmits video straight to users’ phones, to Amazon’s cloud—and often to the local police department. By sending photos and alerts every time the camera detects motion or someone rings the doorbell, the...


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