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China’s Rise in Artificial Intelligence – The Atlantic 

What Facebook Owes to Journalism – The New York Times 

The True History of Fake News | by Robert Darnton | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books 

Lower Ed: A Review | Confessions of a Community College Dean 

Robots as Legal Metaphors by Ryan Calo :: SSRN 

NO to DHS Social Media Password Requirement | Center for Democracy & Technology 

Mark Zuckerberg’s theory of human history – Vox 

A Senator Will Introduce Legislation Requiring Warrants Before Phones Can Be Searched At The US Border – BuzzFeed News 

How to Run a Rogue Government Twitter Account With an Anonymous Email Address and a Burner Phone 

Broken: The human toll of Michigan’s unemployment fraud saga | Bridge Magazine 

Tactical Virality — Real Life 

What’s Going On Here? – Medium 

The Observer view on Mark Zuckerberg | Observer editorial | Opinion | The Guardian 

The fight against fake news is putting librarians on the front line – and they say they’re ready – 

Do You Trust Big Data? Try Googling the Holocaust – Bloomberg View 

Cameroon’s Internet Outage Is Draining Its Economy 

Microsoft calls for establishment of a digital Geneva Convention | TechCrunch 

DeepMind’s AI can learn to act aggressively | WIRED UK 

Be More Careful on Facebook | 

How to find out what Trump’s favorite big data machine knows about you / Boing Boing 

After Michael Flynn’s Resignation, Surveillance Defenders Suddenly Care About Wiretap Abuse 

Gizmodo Ads Target Potential Trump Leakers – WSJ 

Now sites can fingerprint you online even when you use multiple browsers | Ars Technica 

What Happens When the Computer That Keeps You Alive Can Also Put You In Jail? 

Matt Mitchell Is Arming Underserved Communities With Anti-Surveillance Tools – Motherboard 

The Great A.I. Awakening – The New York Times 

The W3C, DRM, and future of the open web / Boing Boing 

American Spies: how we got to mass surveillance without even trying | Ars Technica 

How to Keep Your AI from Turning into a Racist Monster | WIRED 

U.S. House Backs New Bid to Require ‘National Interest’ Certification for NSF Grants – The Chronicle of Higher Education 

Civil Rights Groups, Funded by Telecoms, Back Donald Trump’s Plan to Kill Net Neutrality 

Here’s What TfL Learned From Tracking Your Phone On the Tube | Gizmodo UK 

Diehard Coders Just Rescued NASA’s Earth Science Data | WIRED 

Activism Hits Even the Less Flashy Tech Companies – The New York Times 

Handful of “highly toxic” Wikipedia editors cause 9% of abuse on the site | Ars Technica 

Diehard Coders Just Rescued NASA’s Earth Science Data | WIRED 

Rival AIs Battle to Rule Poker (and Global Politics) | WIRED 

The AI Threat Isn’t Skynet. It’s the End of the Middle Class | WIRED 

platforms and institutions – Text Patterns – The New Atlantis 

Cyber Safety – Internet Safety Tips To Stay Safe Online : InformED 

Surveillance in the Age of Populism | Human Rights Watch 

Social Science Research Council Names Alondra Nelson as Next President | Social Science Research Council (SSRC) | Brooklyn, NY, USA 

Mendez Decision 

A Brief History of Information Privacy Law by Daniel J. Solove :: SSRN 

Political Journalism in a Networked Age – Nieman Reports 

02/28/17: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Law in the Financial Services Sector | Fordham 

BREAKING THE MOLD – Investing in Racial Diversity in Tech 

Experts on the Pros and Cons of the Algorithm Age | Pew Research Center 

Cellphone Surveillance Gear Floods U.S. Cities – CityLab 

The Data That Turned the World Upside Down – Motherboard 

Ron Deibert’s Lab Is the ‘Robin Hood’ of Cyber Security – Motherboard 

China’s Intelligent Weaponry Gets Smarter – The New York Times 

Trump Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Needs to Get Tech—These Cases Show Why | WIRED 

As a conservative Twitter user sleeps, his account is hard at work – The Washington Post 

Memes trump articles on Breitbart’s Facebook page – Columbia Journalism Review 

Knowing the Score: New Data, Underwriting, and Marketing in the Consumer Credit Marketplace 


Election polling is in trouble. Can internet data save it? | Science | AAAS 

It’s time for some messy, democratic discussions about the future of AI | Science | The Guardian 

U.S. eases restrictions on cyber-security sales to Russian spy agency 

Federal workers turn to encryption to thwart Trump – POLITICO 

Here’s Exactly How the Internet Is Now Under Threat 

Engineering the public: Big data, surveillance and computational politics | Tufekci | First Monday 

How Immigration Uncertainty Threatens America’s Tech Dominance – WSJ 

Facebook and the press: The transfer of power – Columbia Journalism Review 

The Struggle to Make AI Less Biased Than Its Creators 

Will the Real Psychometric Targeters Please Stand Up? | Civic Hall 

Trump’s FCC May Let ISPs Sell Your Private Data Without Your Consent – Motherboard 

Apple Considers Legal Options Against Trump’s Immigration Order – WSJ 

Principles for Accountable Algorithms and a Social Impact Statement for Algorithms 

Algorithmic Life – Los Angeles Review of Books 

Facebook Live Is the Right Wing’s New Fox News 

Statisticians fear Trump White House will manipulate figures to fit narrative | US news | The Guardian 

Trends 2017: In the Wake of Trump’s Ascent, Social Networks Like Facebook and Twitter Must Take Responsibility for Their Political Impact | WIRED 

danah boyd | apophenia » The Information War Has Begun 

Fake News Is About to Get Even Scarier than You Ever Dreamed | Vanity Fair 

President Trump’s Insecure Android – Lawfare 

Ecological Assessment of Clinicians’ Antipsychotic Prescription Habits in Psychiatric Inpatients: A Novel Web- and Mobile Phone–Based Prototype for a Dynamic Clinical Decision Support System 

Against health: How health became the new morality 

“A Great School Benefits Us All” Advantaged Parents and the Gentrification of an Urban Public School 

Segregation Now: Investigating America’s Racial Divide 

Principles for Accountable Algorithms and a Social Impact Statement for Algorithms :: FAT ML 

We need to hold algorithms accountable—here’s how to do it 

How Does One “Open” Science? Questions of Value in Biological Research 

Data Shadows: Knowledge, Openness, and Absence 

Targets in the Cloud. On Transparency and Other Shadows 

Development of the Digital Health Literacy Instrument: Measuring a Broad Spectrum of Health 1.0 and Health 2.0 Skills 

Arcane regulations stifling health IT, attorney says 

Development of the Digital Health Literacy Instrument: Measuring a Broad Spectrum of Health 1.0 and Health 2.0 Skills 

Trump order strips privacy rights from non-U.S. citizens, could nix EU-US data flows | TechCrunch 

How to Protect Your Digital Privacy in the Era of Public Shaming – ProPublica 

Microsoft’s victory in email-seizure case stands, hailed as win for privacy | The Seattle Times 

Amazon Expands Into Ocean Freight – WSJ 

Fake news and the spread of misinformation – Journalist’s Resource Journalist’s Resource 

Messaging App Has Bipartisan Support Amid Hacking Concerns – WSJ 

Malkia Cyril: Net Neutrality Is the Civil Rights Act for the Internet 

Fake Think Tanks Fuel Fake News—And the President’s Tweets | WIRED 

FTC Releases New Report on Cross-Device Tracking | Federal Trade Commission 

If Fake News Fools You, It Can Fool Robots, Too – Bloomberg View 

How private contractors are taking over data in the public domain | Reveal 


02/24/17-02/26/17: MisinfoCon, A Summit on Misinformation | MIT Media Lab & The Nieman Foundation | Cambridge, MA 

02/28/17: TransitCenter Invitation: Hail the Maintainers: Innovation, Maintenance, and Technological Fixes in Transportation 

02/28/17: Julia Stoyanovich – Fides: A Responsible Data Science Platform » Center for Information Technology Policy | Princeton, NJ 

02/28/17: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Law in the Financial Services Sector | Fordham 

03/01/17: NYC Foster Care Data Challenge | Authorea 

03/02/17: Ideas Lunch w/Malte Spitz – Is Data the Oil of the 21st Century? Tickets, Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 12:30 PM | Eventbrite 

03/02/17: Ideas Lunch w/Malte Spitz – Is Data the Oil of the 21st Century? Tickets, Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 12:30 PM | Eventbrite 

03/03/17: 11th Annual Machine Learning Symposium | The New York Academy of Sciences 

03/04/17: NYC School of Data 2017 Tickets, Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite 

03/09/17: The Social Impact of Artificial Intelligence | Silicon Flatirons 

03/09/17: FinTech Forum: Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain | Federal Trade Commission 

03/18/17-03/19/17: Command Lines Software, Power and Performance 

03/20/17-03/21/17: Can Liberty Survive the Digital Age? | Princeton-Fung Global Forum 

03/20/17-03/21/17 | Princeton-Fung Global Forum : Can Liberty Survive the Digital Age? | Berlin, Germany 

03/28/17: Virtual Competition: The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy | Berkman Klein Center 

03/29/17 – 03/31/17: RightsCon Summit Series 

03/30/17-03/31/17: Conference: The Politics of Algorithmic Modelling 

03/31/17-04/01/17: WeRobot 2017 

04/05/17: Data Science Day @ Columbia University 2017 Tickets, Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite 

04/07/17-04/08/17: Workshop on Obfuscation 

04/07/17-04/08/17: Theorizing the Web 

04/25/17: The Impacts of Civic Technology Conference 2017 (TICTeC2017) 

05/17/17-05/19/17: Tilburg University – Conference TILTing Perspectives 2017: ‘Regulating a connected world’ 

05/22/17-05/23/17: Big Data: New Challenges for Law and Ethics – Home 

05/24/17-05/26/17: Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide 2017 

05/25/17: 2017 International Workshop on Privacy Engineering – IWPE’17 / International Workshop on Privacy Engineering 

06/15/17-06/16/17: Collective Intelligence Conference 

06/15/17-06/16/17: Collective Intelligence Conference 

06/19/17: Connected Life: Digital Inequalities 

07/01/17-07/08/17: Web Science Summer School WWSSS’17 [deadline: Feb 15] 

05/22/18-05/23/18: Algorithms, Automation and News Conference 


Open Call: Trust – Eyebeam [deadline: Mar 29] 

Public Lab: Public Lab nonprofit job posting: Open Hardware Community Manager 


Coming in March: Knight open call for ideas will seek ways to improve news and information ecosystem – Knight Foundation 

Applications Due 02/24/17: Summer Institute in Computational Social Science at Princeton June 18 – July 1, 2017 

Public Interest Technology Fellowship – New America 

A List of Privacy Law Fellowships – TeachPrivacy 

06/19/17: Connected Life: Digital Inequalities 

Connected Experiences Lab Postdoc: Cornell Tech in New York City 

Call for Applications – Adversarial Design: Pushing Back on the Internet of Things » Center for Information Technology Policy [deadline: Feb 24] 

Tenure-track assistant professorship in Media Studies 

Education Data Privacy & Security Fellow – New America – Job Board 

We’re Hiring! — Tech:NYC 

Apply for Funding | The Harvard Data Science Initiative 

07/01/17-07/08/17: Web Science Summer School WWSSS’17 [deadline: Feb 15] 

[CFP] Annual Meeting | Society for Social Studies of Science [deadline: Mar 1] 

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Computational Propaganda and Political Big Data | Political Bots 

Newmark Chair in Journalism Ethics job in St. Petersburg, FL – Media Jobs Connection 

WashPost PR | Job Postings: Rapid-Response Investigative Team 

Big Data: New Challenges for Law and Ethics [deadline: Feb 28] 

Call for Participation: Love Out Loud And Much More… | re:publica 

IDRG Call for Abstracts – The International Data Responsibility Group (IDRG) 

Call for contributors on security and surveillance | The Recompiler 

Researcher on Geonet — The Oxford Internet Institute 

Researchers in DIgital Government in Data Science —The Oxford Internet Institute 

Tech & Policy: Support for Junior Faculty & Doctoral Students | Columbia | SIPA 

Term Faculty Member | Digital Journalism 

Term Faculty Member | Visual Journalism 

Resident Fellows Applications Open | Yale Law School Information Society Project 

Research Scientist – Stories of UNICEF Innovation 

Summer 2017 Technology Internship Opportunity, ACLUF, Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, NY | American Civil Liberties Union 

Director of Community Partnerships – Hack the Hood 

Research Fellow — Special Project | National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement 

Research Associate in Data Studies | University of Bristol