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Data & Societydanah boydKate CrawfordEdward W. FeltenTarleton GillespieMicah SifryAnthony TownsendJanet A. VertesiData & Society community members wrote individually about "Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks" (PNAS 2014 111 (24) 8788-8790) and the public controversy surrounding the study.... Read moreJuly 2014
Taylor & Francis OnlineEvidence on the extent of harms experienced by children as a result of online risks: implications for policy and researchAbstract: Intense media and policy focus on issues of online child protection have prompted a resurgence of moral panics about children and adolescents' Internet use, with frequent confounding of different types of risk and har... Read on Taylor & Francis OnlineJuly 2014
TIMEIn this op-ed, Data & Society advisor Janet Vertesi argues that opting out of personal data collection is not a simple or straightforward way to have privacy from marketers and technology companies. To demonstrate the high ... Read on TIMEMay 2014
Fast Company"As consumers we've been told that we're in charge, so we enjoy the ritual, even though it's exhausting. We even decide when we'll opt out. But what happens when companies walk away from us first?" In this article, D&S a... Read on Fast CompanyJanuary 2014
SSRNThis essay offers a multi-discplinary social analysis of the “Big Data" phenomenon with the goal of sparking a conversation, and it continues to provide a point of reference for the launch and development of Data & Society.... Read on SSRNSeptember 2011