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Readings

From the Institute: Populism and Digital Democracy | Berggruen Insights 

Real-Time Face Recognition Threatens to Turn Cops’ Body Cameras Into Surveillance Machines 

Why American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware – Motherboard 

Congress Moves to Strike Internet Privacy Rules From Obama Era – The New York Times 

The Senate Prepares to Send Internet Privacy Down a Black Hole | WIRED 

‘This Is How We Lost to the White Man’ 

Bill Cosby Is Not a Hypocrite 

A Longitudinal Measurement Study of 4chan’s Politically Incorrect Forum and its Effect on the Web 

8chan is home to a hive of pedophiles 

4chan’s Overlord Reveals Why He Walked Away 

Gamergate scandal convinced 4chan founder Moot to leave the site 

Donald Trump’s ‘Star of David’ tweet controversy, explained 

Donald Trump’s Star of David Hillary Clinton Meme Was Created by White Supremacists 

Trump Supporters Online Are Pretending To Be French To Manipulate France’s Election 

Donald Trump’s ‘Star of David’ tweet: a recap 

Yuval Noah Harari challenges the future according to Facebook 

Congress Is About To Give Away Your Online Privacy | WIRED 

Platform Companies Are Becoming More Powerful — but What Exactly Do They Want? – The New York Times 

Trolling Scholars Debunk the Idea That the Alt-Right’s Shitposters Have Magic Powers – Motherboard 

A Grand Jury Just Called Tweeting an Animated GIF ‘Assault With a Deadly Weapon’ 

Who’s logging your face? – The Washington Post 

Five Creepy Things Your ISP Could Do if Congress Repeals the FCC’s Privacy Protections | Electronic Frontier Foundation 

The Hurdles Facing Autonomous Vehicles 

FBI-led investigative team examines role of conservative news sites in Russia campaign | McClatchy DC 

Tweet to journalist causes epilepsy seizure, man arrested – CNN.com 

Confirmation Bias: Did big data sink the Clinton Campaign | David Auerbach | n+1 

Congress Takes Blockchain 101 – MIT Technology Review 

Researchers Examine Breitbart’s Influence On Election Information : NPR 

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of a One Percent Black Company, Spoke to Black Students About ‘Diversity’ 

‘Blue Whale’ game: ‘Fake news’ about teens spread internationally – NetFamilyNews.org | NetFamilyNews.org 

This creepy facial recognition app lets users find strangers on Facebook by taking their picture 

Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs With Smartphones? – The New York Times 

A robot is blamed in death of a maintenance technician at Ventra Ionia Main in Michigan — Quartz 

Can Border Agents Search Your Electronic Devices? It’s Complicated. | American Civil Liberties Union 

The CIA’s “Development Tradecraft DOs and DON’Ts” – Schneier on Security 

Artificial intelligence is ripe for abuse, tech executive warns: ‘a fascist’s dream’ | Technology | The Guardian 

Bernie Sanders’ Campaign Faced A Fake News Tsunami. Where Did It Come From? | The Huffington Post 

Facebook says police can’t use its data for ‘surveillance’ – The Washington Post 

Ctrl-Alt-Delete: The origins and ideology of the Alternative Right | Political Research Associates 

The Rich Kids of Fascism: Why the Alt-Right Didn’t Start with Trump, and Won’t End With Him Either 

Ctrl-Alt-Delete: The origins and ideology of the Alternative Right | Political Research Associates 

Mobilizing Misogyny 

I’m With The Banned 

Profile on the Right: Milo Yiannopoulos | Political Research Associates 

An Establishment Conservative’s Guide to the Alt-Right 

House GOP would let employers demand workers’ genetic test results 

Zero Days, Thousands of Nights: The Life and Times of Zero-Day Vulnerabilities and Their Exploits | RAND 

The Truth About the WikiLeaks C.I.A. Cache – The New York Times 

How the Gig Economy Is Impacting Education – InformED 

Uber employees lose faith and explore exit 

The Heartbreaking Digital Search for Migrants Who Go Missing Crossing the US-Mexico Border · Global Voices 

Lingua fracas: Cameroon clamps down on the internet, and anglophones | The Economist 

The New Yorker’s chief fact-checker on how to get things right in the era of ‘post-truth’ – Columbia Journalism Review 

Uber Seeks to Prevent Use of Greyball to Thwart Regulators – The New York Times 

Russia says ‘nyet,’ continues LinkedIn block after it refuses to store data in Russia | TechCrunch 

White House Echoes Tech: ‘Move Fast and Break Things’ – NYTimes.com 

Afraid of Jail? Buy an Upgrade | The Marshall Project 

A Few Observations on Wikileaks and Vault7: Hacking at the CIA – Lawfare 

A Few Observations on Wikileaks and Vault7: Hacking at the CIA – Lawfare 

WikiLeaks says it has obtained trove of CIA hacking tools – The Washington Post 

WikiLeaks Releases Trove of Alleged C.I.A. Hacking Documents – The New York Times 

Facebook is a business. If you really want it to change the way it works, log off | The Independent 

Data Dilemma : Democracy Journal 

Data Dilemma : Democracy Journal 

‘Artificial Intelligence’ Has Become Meaningless – The Atlantic 

A right to repair: why Nebraska farmers are taking on John Deere and Apple | Environment | The Guardian 

Ingrid Burrington: Amazon Web Services Downtime Is a Warning 

Data Firm Says ‘Secret Sauce’ Aided Trump; Many Scoff – The New York Times 

danah boyd | apophenia » Failing to See, Fueling Hatred. 

How to Escape Your Political Bubble for a Clearer View – The New York Times 

Uber Uses Ubiquitous Surveillance to Identify and Block Regulators – Schneier on Security 

Google’s featured snippets are worse than fake news | The Outline 

Putin destroyed Russia’s independent press. Trump seems to want the same. – The Washington Post 

How Uber Used Secret Greyball Tool to Deceive Authorities Worldwide – The New York Times 

[VIDEO] Internet Shutdowns and the Silencing of Dissent – YouTube 

Mass Surveillance Has Plenty of Limits—And Risks as Well | WIRED 

Students’ worry: education technology might predict failure before they have a chance to succeed – The Hechinger Report 

Palantir Provides the Engine for Donald Trump’s Deportation Machine 

The Trouble with ‘Screen Time Rules’ – DML Central 

Smart condom ring i.Con is like a Fitbit for your man bits – CNET 

Pence used personal email for state business — and was hacked 

Apple’s Devices Lose Luster in American Classrooms – The New York Times 

Keeping eyes on NYPD surveillance – NY Daily News 

Immigrant Mothers Get Locked in Limbo by GPS Ankle Monitors 

Business Giants to Announce Creation of a Computing System Based on Ethereum – The New York Times 

JPMorgan Marshals an Army of Developers to Automate High Finance – Bloomberg 

Data Brokers, Data Analytics, “Muslim registries” & Human Rights – Amnesty Insights – Medium 

What Explains the Popular Support for Demonetisation? 

Zuckerberg’s world | ROUGH TYPE 

The Undue Influence of Surveillance Technology Companies on Policing by Elizabeth E. Joh :: SSRN 

A Survey of Propaganda – Schneier on Security 

Trump inspires encryption boom in leaky D.C. – POLITICO 

A Sociologist Looks at the Failure of the For-Profits and the Rise of Trump – The Chronicle of Higher Education 

Russia’s Censor Suddenly Wants to Know More About Channels on Telegram · Global Voices 

Why Nothing Works Anymore – The Atlantic 

Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media | Politics | The Guardian 

Study reveals bot-on-bot editing wars raging on Wikipedia’s pages | Technology | The Guardian 

Europe’s exports of spy tech to authoritarian countries revealed | Information 

Illegal surveillance against civil society continues in Macedonia – EDRi 

Police told to delete on request millions of images of innocent people | UK news | The Guardian 

Events

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: Big Data: Understanding Algorithmic Power : Washington and Lee University 

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

03/31/17: What Should We Be Worried About?: Information and Media in the Trump Era | sils.unc.edu 

03/31/17-04/01/17: WeRobot 2017 

04/02/17 — What’s technology got to do with it? Art in the Digital Age. Lecture by Barbara London | School for Poetic Computation | New York, NY 

04/05/17: Information is Power: Libraries and Media Literacy in the Age of Post-Truth with Max Read of New York Magazine – Pratt Institute | Events 

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

04/06/17-04/09/17: 2017 Program: Maintainers II — The Maintainers 

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

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) 

04/27/17-04/28/17: Algorithms and Explanations | NYU School of Law 

04/28/17: Second Annual Digital Information Policy Scholars Conference | George Mason University 

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 

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

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] 

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