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lighthouse w/ text: how to fix the internet with cindy cohn and danny obrien; the philosopher king

Podcast Episode: The Philosopher King

Computer scientists often build algorithms with a keen focus on “solving the problem,” without considering the larger implications and potential misuses of the technology they’re creating. That’s how we wind up with machine learning that prevents qualified job applicants from advancing, or blocks mortgage applicants from buying homes, or creates...

SafeGraph’s Disingenuous Claims About Location Data Mask a Dangerous Industry

On Tuesday, Motherboard reported that data broker SafeGraph was selling location information “related to visits to clinics that provide abortions including Planned Parenthood facilities.” This included where people came from and where they went afterwards.In response, SafeGraph agreed to stop selling data about Planned Parenthood visitors. But it...

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The EU's Copyright Directive Is Still About Filters, But EU’s Top Court Limits Its Use

The Court of Justice of the European Union has issued a long-awaited judgment on the compatibility of the EU Copyright Directive’s filtering requirements with the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. The ruling recognizes the tension between copyright filters and the right to freedom of expression, but falls...
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PDX Privacy: Cellphone voting

Stephanie Singer and Sheila Golden have been focused on voting systems for many years and have analyzed ways to ensure election integrity. They'll join us this month to explore the pros and cons of voting via cellphone.
lighthouse w/ text: how to fix the internet; Teaching AI to Its Targets

Podcast Episode: Teaching AI to Its Targets

Too many young people – particularly young people of color – lack enough familiarity or experience with emerging technologies to recognize how artificial intelligence can impact their lives, in either a harmful or an empowering way. Educator Ora Tanner saw this and rededicated her career toward promoting tech literacy and...

How consumers can exercise their rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) gives the state’s residents important rights regarding the personal information that businesses collect about them—information that can be used to determine what offers they receive and the prices or rates they pay, not only for products and services, but for employment, credit, housing and...

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