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Cindy Cohn at Data Future Lab

Join EFF's Cindy Cohn at the latest in NYU Tandon Data Future Lab’s free virtual 90-Minute Tech series.Over the past decade, “authoritarian” has become synonymous with facial recognition, surveillance, police robots, social media giants, and more. Now, it’s becoming a booming industry. What is the scope and impact of AI...

Why You Can’t Sue Your Broadband Monopoly

The relationship between the federal judiciary and the executive agencies is a complex one. While Congress makes the laws, they can grant the agencies rulemaking authority to interpret the law. So long as the agency’s interpretation of any ambiguous language in the statute is reasonable, the courts will defer to...
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Google’s FLoC Is a Terrible Idea

Update, April 9, 2021 : We've launched Am I FLoCed, a new site that will tell you whether your Chrome browser has been turned into a guinea pig for Federated Learning of Cohorts or FLoC, Google’s latest targeted advertising experiment. The third-party cookie is dying, and Google is trying...

Move the Needle: Free Speech Series with The Policy Circle

EFF's Jillian York joins Ranking Digital Rights' Rebecca MacKinnon and Steve DelBianco of NetChoice for a conversation about free expression online hosted by The Policy Circle. The discussion will include:The fundamentals of free speech on social media and how big tech companies control these platforms Public policy reforms for big...

NT4T Panel Discussion: "The University & the Surveillance State"

What role does the University play in facilitating the establishment of the surveillance state? How does funding from military, defense, and corporate actors shape academic research, as well as legitimise state and business practices? How can technology researchers resist powerful actors co-opting their research for surveillance, expanded policing, and military...

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