June 21, 2017
updates and ideas from the D&S community and beyond
Tune in NOW at 4:00pm EST for a livestream of Databite 102, the grand finale of our Databites 100 Series. Four Data & Society fellows present on contested truths, systemic entropy, the (still buffering!) apocalypse, and information control.
Around the Institute
“Typically, there’s a desire to appear in mainstream media because it amplifies messages in a way that social media can’t…Social media fame is more niche, more targeted, and it tends to [involve] more insular communities.” —Alice Marwick
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Around the Around
“In spite of its omnipresence, only the tip of the iceberg of data and profiling activities is visible to individuals…Enforcing transparency about corporate data practices remains a key prerequisite to resolving the massive information asymmetries between data companies and individuals.” —Wolfie Christl
“Our team is gathering, analyzing, and releasing records from millions of traffic stops by law enforcement agencies across the country. Our goal is to help researchers, journalists, and policymakers investigate and improve interactions between police and the public.”
“‘Will it be effective or will it overreach?…Are they trying to discourage people from joining terrorist groups to begin with, or to discourage them from posting about terrorism on Facebook?'” —Jillian York, as quoted by Sheera Frenkel