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Readings

Cloud Produces Sunny Earnings at Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet – The New York Times 

Trump’s plan to overturn net neutrality rules to face ‘a tsunami of resistance’ | Technology | The Guardian 

A Local Government Just Blocked Social Media In Kashmir For A Month 

Uber’s Flying Taxis Will First Take To The Skies In Dallas-Fort Worth And Dubai 

I Got Hacked So You Don’t Have To | GQ 

Can Facebook Fix Its Own Worst Bug? – The New York Times 

Google Rewrites Its Powerful Search Rankings to Bury Fake News – Bloomberg 

Our Machines Now Have Knowledge We’ll Never Understand by David Weinberger 

Internet Archive to ignore robots.txt directives / Boing Boing 

Unroll.me head ‘heartbroken’ that users found out it sells their inbox data | Technology | The Guardian 

Uber’s C.E.O. Plays With Fire – NYTimes.com 

Build a Better Monster: Morality, Machine Learning, and Mass Surveillance 

Facebook’s algorithm isn’t surfacing one-third of our posts. And it’s getting worse 

Facebook is looking to hire a head of news products to combat fake news – Recode 

Washington Monthly | Estates of Mind 

The evidence is piling up — Silicon Valley is being destroyed – Business Insider 

Beyond Scientific Ignorance: Seeking the Roots of Democratized Anti-Knowledge | s-usih.org 

Creating a code of ethics for artificial intelligence 

Why Fake News Is An Antitrust Problem 

Germany Issues Kill Order for a Domestic Spy—Cayla the Toy Doll – WSJ 

A Field Guide to Fake News 

New Technology Is Built on a ‘Stack.’ Is That the Best Way to Understand Everything Else, Too? – The New York Times 

When Automation Makes Passengers Freight: United Airlines and Seat Assignments 

Something is breaking American politics, but it’s not social media – Vox 

Facebook’s News Literacy Advice Is Harmful to News Literacy 

Snap to Store will help advertisers track your location. 

Uber reportedly tracked Lyft drivers using a secret software program named ‘Hell’ | TechCrunch 

RSA CyberSecurity Conference: AI and EU’s Privacy and Data Rules | Fortune.com 

Mossberg: A plan to preserve the internet – The Verge 

How (Not) to Talk about AI | Platypus 

Border Officers Nearly Double Searches of Electronic Devices, U.S. Says – The New York Times 

Google shuts down Burger King’s cunning TV ad – The Verge 

New robots are hitting the streets of San Francisco to deliver food to your doorstep – Recode 

Mythbusting Uber’s valuation | FT Alphaville 

How a telecom-tech alliance wiped out FCC’s privacy rules – POLITICO 

New Technology Is Built on a ‘Stack.’ Is That the Best Way to Understand Everything Else, Too? – The New York Times 

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma says the US wasted trillions on warfare instead of investing in infrastructure 

Banks scramble to fix old systems as IT ‘cowboys’ ride into sunset | Reuters 

Russian computer programmer arrested in Spain: embassy | Reuters 

The Gig Economy’s False Promise – The New York Times 

Of course, a bunch of Twitter users want to buy the company and turn it into a co-op – Recode 

Bots are the newest form of new media — Quartz 

‘Education Technology’s Completely Over’ 

Oath isn’t just a terrible name — it’s going to be a nightmare ad-tracking machine – The Verge 

Taser International, now Axon, offers police free body cameras. 

To Serve the National Interest | Rhizome 

Taser (TASR), renamed Axon, to give police body cameras powered with AI software that automates reports — Quartz 

Taser (TASR), renamed Axon, to give police body cameras powered with AI software that automates reports — Quartz 

Taser (TASR), renamed Axon, to give police body cameras powered with AI software that automates reports — Quartz 

Taser stuns law enforcement world, offers free body cameras to all US police | Ars Technica 

Omidyar network gives $100 million to boost journalism and fight hate speech – The Washington Post 

Unarmed. Not wearing a seatbelt. Running away. Police are more likely to shoot if you’re black. | Why cops shoot | investigations | Tampa Bay Times 

Bipartisan bill would end warrantless border searches of US persons’ data / Boing Boing 

Minority Neighborhoods Pay Higher Car Insurance Premiums Than White Areas With the Same Risk – ProPublica 

Minority Neighborhoods Pay Higher Car Insurance Premiums Than White Areas With the Same Risk – ProPublica 

Minority Neighborhoods Pay Higher Car Insurance Premiums Than White Areas With the Same Risk – ProPublica 

Robots Take Over – The Apparel Production | Susanna Koelblin | Pulse | LinkedIn 

When the Designer Shows Up In the Design – ProPublica 

NYPD officers accessed Black Lives Matter activists’ texts, documents show | US news | The Guardian 

Congress is trying to give even more power to Hollywood – The Verge 

Technology company? Publisher? The lines can no longer be blurred | Emily Bell | Media | The Guardian 

Samsung’s Android Replacement Is a Hacker’s Dream – Motherboard 

How Uber Uses Psychological Tricks to Push Its Drivers’ Buttons – The New York Times 

EU trying to salvage US deal on data privacy 

Plan to shut down Rikers Island revealed | New York Post 

“We Will Find You, Anywhere”: The Global Shadow of Uzbekistani Surveillance 

Facebook Failed to Protect 30 Million Users From Having Their Data Harvested by Trump Campaign Affiliate 

Apple finally allowed drone strike alert app, then removed it again / Boing Boing 

The Most Powerful Single Click in Your Facebook Privacy Settings | Electronic Frontier Foundation 

Political risk stalks booming Silicon Valley 

Ethics and governance are getting lost in the AI frenzy – The Globe and Mail 

Will Using Artificial Intelligence To Make Loans Trade One Kind Of Bias For Another? : All Tech Considered : NPR 

The Platform Press: How Silicon Valley reengineered journalism – Columbia Journalism Review 

The Platform Press: How Silicon Valley reengineered journalism – Columbia Journalism Review 

‘Just Use A VPN’ Isn’t A Real Solution To The GOP’s Decision To Kill Broadband Privacy Protections | Techdirt 

How Do We Defeat Online Trolls? – The Atlantic 

How to Manage Our Algorithmic Overlords – Bloomberg View 

Digital data for human rights guide now available in Arabic 

Tech and the Fake Market tactic – Anil Dash 

Events

05/01/17: Safecast: The Power of Citizen Science | Japan Society | New York, NY 

05/05/17: CITP Conference: Ethics of Computer Science Research » Center for Information Technology Policy | Princeton, NJ 

05/08/17: NPC17 DataJam with NYC’s Department of City Planning and BetaNYC | Javitz Convention Center | New York, NY 

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 

06/26/17-06/27/17: About – MeCCSA PGN Conference 2017 

06/26/17-06/27/17: About – MeCCSA PGN Conference 2017 

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

10/19/17-10/20/17: Reshaping Work Conference 2017 

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

03/13/2017: Rating the IoT: How Do We Test Consumer Privacy? | SXSW 2017 Schedule 

03/13/2017: Rating the IoT: How Do We Test Consumer Privacy? | SXSW 2017 Schedule 

05/03/2017: New Yorkers! Come see Edward Snowden and me onstage at the NYPL on the Walkaway tour! / Boing Boing 

Opportunities

ProPublica is Hiring a Data Science Adviser – ProPublica 

New Position: Director of Transmission @ The Engine Room | The Engine Room 

2017 Request for Proposal | Digital Impact 

Call for Papers :: FAT ML 

Mechanism Design for Social Good 

Call for Papers — Reshaping Work Conference 2017 

CFP for book chapters: News On The Right: Studying Conservative News Cultures. [Abstracts due April 30, 2017] 

CFP: Algorithms, Automation, and News (Munich, May 22-23, 2018) – Culture Digitally 

Call for Submissions – MeCCSA PGN Conference 2017 [deadline: Mar 21] 

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

2017 Fellowship 

Job Openings at EFF | Electronic Frontier Foundation 

Innovation Fund Open Call: Resist and Rebuild – New Media VenturesNew Media Ventures – 

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

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

Call for Papers – WOMEN’S HISTORY IN THE DIGITAL WORLD 2017 

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]